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 on November 8 in Ness City. 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 co-taught by Eric Smith, Deputy General Counsel for the League and Kaleb Kentner, AICP,CPM,CFM, Director for the Neighborhood & Development Services Department for City of Garden City, Finney County and the City of Holcomb.
This course will be offered in Ness City on Thursday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2. p.m.
All attendees will receive a copy of the Planning and Zoning for Kansas Municipalities manual (revised December 2017).
Cost to attend this course is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Lunch and materials provided. Register online at www.lkm.org/events.
Cancellations must be in writing and received three days prior to the training for your registration fee to be waived. The cancellations must be emailed to Megan Gilliland. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.