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Join us for week two of the Planning Commissioners Academy!

March 30, 2021
Planning commissioners, city planning directors, and associated staff are invited to attend four days of educational sessions and opportunities to connect with peers at the virtual 2021 Planning Commissioners Academy taking place March 25, 26, 31, and April 1. 
This virtual academy is a must for new and seasoned planning commissioners alike, with sessions ranging from the basic roles and responsibilities to newer emerging issues.
What to expect at the Planning Commissioners Academy

Sessions delve into critical training on important topics taught by peers and subject matter experts on topics such as:
  • Planning commission 101: The nuts and bolts of planning
  • Affordable housing
  • CEQA
  • Findings and conditions of approval
  • Conducting an effective and respectful planning meeting
  • Legislative updates important to planning commissioners
  • Relationship between planning commission, city council, and planning staff
  • And more to be announced!
Academy schedule

The academy runs 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, March 26; 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31; and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. View the most up-to-date conference schedule.

Can’t make a particular live session or a full day? We’ve got your covered.

In addition to access to all live sessions, session materials, and virtual networking opportunities, registering for the conference grants you access to all session recordings for later viewing for a limited time. Join Cal Cities for this can’t-miss opportunity to sharpen your skills as you prepare your city for the future.
Registration for Cal Cities members starts at $250!

Registration includes admission to all sessions and networking opportunities, as well as access to all session materials and recordings.
Member City Planning Commissioners, City Planning Directors, and City Staff  $250
Non-City Public Officials  $375
Non-Member City Planning Commissioners, City Planning Directors, and City Staff  $500
League Partner $325
All Others $500
Virtual platform

The conference will take place via Zoom. A computer or laptop is recommended to best experience the sessions. A login and password will be provided to access the conference page the week of the conference and this is where links to all the sessions will be located.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn.
For any other questions, please contact Conference Program Manager Caitlin Cole.

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