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Growth Management Workshops

Presented by: Gene Boles, FAICP

Mr. Boles is a Senior Fellow of the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. His work currently focuses on training, coaching and consultation regarding “best practices” related to comprehensive plans and land development regulations. He has over 45 years of local government experience as a planner, planning director and consultant.

Growth Management Workshops

August 17, 2018

August 18, 2018

Planning Administration Best Practices Series

Growth Management Planning Officials Symposium

   

Alachua County

Gainesville Regional Utilities

301 SE 4th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32601

Alachua County

Gainesville Regional Utilities

301 SE 4th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32601

 

Planning Administration Best Practices Series

Friday, August 17, 2018    8:30 am—4:00 pm    $125 per person (includes lunch) - Alachua County

Session 1: Re-Forming Your Comprehensive Plan

¨ Evaluating Your Comprehensive Plan

¨ Organizing and Writing Your Comprehensive Plan

8:30 am—Noon

AICP 3 CM Credits

$75 per session

 

 OR

 

Session 2: Managing Your Land Development Regulations

¨ Organizing and Writing Land Development Regulations

¨ Best Practices for Development Review

12:30 pm—4:00 pm

AICP 3 CM Credits

$75 per session

 

OR

 

$125 for BOTH sessions (includes lunch)

3 CCC Elective Credits for attending both/3 CGE Elective Credits for attending both

 

Growth Management Planning Officials Symposium

Saturday, August 18, 2018   8:30 am—4:00 pm    $125 per person (includes lunch) - Alachua County

    Saturday's Growth Management workshop is designed for elected and appointed officials who make planning and zoning recommendations and decisions, as well as planning staff.

    The series covers the laws, principles and practices that have shaped the planning process in Florida. Officials will receive basic instruction about Florida’s planning and growth management system, his/her role and how to do the job more effectively. Peer exchange and discussion are valuable parts of this events.

    Topics Include:

    • Planning and Growth Management in Florida
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Constitutional and Legal Foundations for Planning
    • The Community Building Process
    • Decision-making 

     

    Florida Association of Counties:

    • 6 Core CCC Credits/6 Core CGE Credits
    • 25 Torchbearer Points (ACC Alumni)

    Planners

    • AICP 6 CM Credits

     

    Click here to register for the Growth Management workshops

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The previously scheduled County Government Structure and Authority and County Government Roles and Responsibilities workshops will NOT be held in September of 2018.  These workshops are being rescheduled for January of 2019.

     

    UPCOMING Ethics, Public Records, and Sunshine Laws:    $75 registration fee

    • November 27, 2018 - Hillsborough County (registration opens in September)
    • Online Ethics Workshop - available all year  (CLICK HERE to register now)

    Core Courses

    The program content for each core course is designed to cover fundamental information necessary to effectively serve as a county commissioner. To be certified, commissioners must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of core curriculum. Each core course is equivalent to 6 hours of credit. The majority of these programs are offered once a calendar year.

     

    Elective Courses

    The following courses develop skills that are important to county commissioners. A maximum of 9 credit hours from these or similar classes may be applied toward the 45 hours required for certification. Each elective course is equivalent to 3 hours of credit. Four elective courses are provided throughout the year. The program topics offered vary from year to year.

     

    Continuing Education Courses

    Participation in statewide education and policymaking events is an important part of the CCC curriculum. As such, the following events are CCC accredited. The credit hours for each of these programs vary due to program length. To become certified, commissioners must earn 6 hours of continuing education credits.