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Plan Commissioner Training takes place at the Village of La Grange Park on 8/3/22

Katie Ashbaugh, AICP presents to the Village of La Grange Park.

Plan Commissioner training was held in the Village of La Grange Park on August 16, 2022. Members of the Planning & Zoning Commission, Village staff, the Village Clerk, and the Village Attorney attended the session. Discussion was held on findings of fact for zoning requests, interactions with the public, and commissioner responsibilities during public hearings. The training session was presented by Tom Farace, AICP, with the Village of Carol Stream, and Katie Ashbaugh, AICP, with the City of Evanston.

Many thanks to Maggie Jarr, Assistant Village Manager with La Grange Park, for arranging the training session.


Plan Commissioner Training available at the 2022 APA-IL State Conference!

We're excited to be back in Chicago, IL at the Old Post Office, September 28-30, 2022 for our 2022 State Conference. This conference is our once-a-year opportunity for urban planners and allied professionals to learn about the latest trends in Illinois planning and network with their peers.

The Conference is also an opportunity for plan commissioners to attend an all-day training. This year's all-day Plan Commissioner Training will be held on September 29th. This training is great for commissioners that have and have not been through our evening training. The training is split into a morning of general information, a networking lunch with fellow commissioners and trainers, an afternoon mock hearing to put your knowledge to the test, followed by an evening cocktail hour.

Trainers will include:

Michael Blue, FAICP, Teska Associates

Tom Farace, AICP, Village of Carol Stream

Greg Jones, AICP Ancel Glink David Silverman, AICP, Ancel Glink


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, Michael Blue, FAICP at


Photo credit: Paula Freeze


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