Volunteer Planners Now Being Actively Recruited, with Free Special 160D Training Provided to Help Communities Requesting Assistance
Deadline Approaching for NC Communities to Meet New State Requirements (Chapter 160D) on Updated Comprehensive Plans
PlanNC has announced a new effort to recruit and train volunteer planners to provide assistance to North Carolina communities. The NC Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) is coordinating work with volunteer planners to receive special free PlanNC 160D training, in conjunction with the UNC School of Government (SOG). The PlanNC workshops are titled: Preparing Streamlined Community Plans.
Additional workshops have been announced! The PlanNC Workshop: Preparing Streamlined Community Plans is schedule for August 31 and September 2. Additional, optional half day sessions will be held on September 7 and 9. there would be no cost to volunteer planners who agree to try and assist at least one community following the workshop. APA-NC would then attempt to match planners with communities requesting assistance in completing these state-mandated changes to the communities' existing or new comprehensive plans. If scheduling conflicts with training arise for participating planners, arrangements can be made to view the workshops at a later time.