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Village of Maple Park receives Plan Commissioner Training on 1/21/23

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Trainer Michael Schwarz, AICP speaks to Maple Park attendees. (Photo by Tom Farace, AICP)

The 148th Plan Commissioner training was held in the Village of Maple Park on January 21st. The Village President, Public Works Director, commissioners, and other elected officials attended the session. In-depth discussion was held on reviewing variation and special use 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 Michael Schwarz, AICP, with the Village of Frankfort.

A big thank you to Village President Suzanne Fahnestock for organizing the training session.


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: Tom Farace, AICP


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