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. 

The PlanNC workshops are now planned for online half day workshops, on June 8 and 10. Additional, optional half day sessions will be held on June 15 and 17. 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 on training arise with participating planners, arrangements can be made to view the workshops at a later time. 


If you are a planner willing to help provide such 160D comprehensive plan assistance to a North Carolina community in need, please fill out the application below to get involved. 

PlanNC Application


Need More Information?

Regarding NCPlan, contact our NCPAT representative

Regarding volunteering, contact our APA-NC Chapter Administrator.