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Municipal Training Institute: Planning & Zoning (McPherson)
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When: January 19, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: McPherson Museum
1111 E Kansas Ave.
McPherson, Kansas  67460
United States
Contact: Megan Gilliland

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Municipal Training Institute: Planning & Zoning (Elective) 


City planning and zoning is a perennial issue for municipalities. It’s challenging; yet essential to good governance. The League of Kansas Municipalities is offering an elective Municipal Training Institute course in January 2018. This course will focus on the authority of Kansas cities to enact planning and zoning laws and regulations. The course will focus on:

  • The roles/responsibilities of a city Planning Commission;
  • Comprehensive planning;
  • Zoning regulations, rezoning topics and zoning appeals;
  • Best practices for municipal zoning professionals and appointed officials.

We encourage the following city officials attend this course: city mangers/administrators, city attorneys, planning/zoning staff or commissioners, and/or elected officials. The course will be a coordinated effort taught by Eric Smith, Deputy General Counsel, League of Kansas Municipalities and planning/zoning professionals from Kansas cities.  This course will be submitted for IIMC credit.

The course is offered in two locations:

January 12, Bonner Springs (co-presenter is Don Slone, City of Bonner Springs)

January 19, McPherson (co-presenter is Jana McCarron, City of Hutchinson) 

All attendees will receive a copy of the newly revised manual, Planning and Zoning for Kansas Municipalities.

The MTI will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to attend this course is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Lunch and materials provided. Register online at



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