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Plan Commissioner Training in Batavia on 10/11/23

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, the City of Batavia received Plan Commission Training from the Chaddick Institute and APA-IL. Commissioners ranged from life-long Batavians, to those who had arrived in town 18 months ago and immediately got involved in their new community.

A lively discussion was had on topics including effective meeting management, affordable housing, best practices for good relationships with elected officials, and who has the best tacos in town (Taqueria El Sazon was the unanimous favorite). The training was delivered by Phil Green, AICP of the Village of Hoffman Estates, and Mike Schwarz, AICP, of the Village of Frankfort.

Many thanks to Scott Buening, AICP, Zach Ewoldt, and Drew Rackow, AICP of the City of Batavia for their efforts in arranging the training.


Want to know how we can customize training for your organization or officials?

Visit the Plan Commissioner Training website to learn more and contact the APA-IL Planning Officials Development Officer, Tom Farace, AICP at


Photo Credit: Phillip Green, AICP and Michael Schwarz, AICP


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