Welcome to the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association
NPZA is a group of citizens committed to providing education, training, and assistance for the betterment of planning in your community. NPZA was formed more than 50 years ago by persons interested in issues related to planning and zoning. Our members include elected officials, members of city and county zoning and planning commissions, representatives of state agencies and professional planners. We welcome any individual, firm or organization with an interest in community and regional planning to join our organization.
Save the date for the 2019 Conference March 6-8, 2019 at the Younes Conference Center
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NPZA Constitution and Bylaws as Approved in May 2015
Memorandum to the Association in PDF (updated July 30, 2014)
The Nebraska Annual Planning Conference/ training event is keyed to providing local planning officials from commissioners to elected officials to appointed officials to citizens to attorneys, which are rookies or veterans committed to the continuous development of sound planning principles for their counties and municipalities. It also offers many choices for the professional planners, which assist the volunteer planners, in expanding their knowledge of planning disciplines through NE APA.
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Steve Charleston, NPZA membership secretary/treasurer.
2019 Nebraska Annual Planning Conference Announcement
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Notify your planning commissioners, administrators, attorneys, and elected officials.
March 6-8, 2019 - Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE
Annual offering you do not want to miss out on this opportunity:
Planning Institutes for Planning Commission Fundamentals and Legal: Learning opportunities are provided by attorneys and planning administrators with professional and practical experience in community planning and regulations in Nebraska.
This NPZA training event is keyed to providing local planning officials from commissioners to elected officials to appointed officials to citizens to attorneys, which are rookies or veterans committed to the continuous development of sound planning principles for their counties and municipalities. It also offers many choices for the professional planners, which assist the volunteer planners, in expanding their knowledge of planning disciplines through NE APA.
The Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA) and Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association (NEAPA) will convene in Kearney, Nebraska in March of 2019 for the Nebraska Annual Planning Conference. We invite you to share your experiences with local, state, and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants, and other interested parties by presenting a session. We are particularly interested in sessions related to:
- Site Plan Review
- New Trends in Planning
- Zoning Issues / Techniques
- Renewable Energy
- Agriculture / Rural Planning & Zoning
- Small Town Planning & Zoning
- Plan Implementation
- Stormwater & Floodplain Management
- Hazard Mitigation
- Regional Planning
- Urban Design
Submission of presentations on topics outside this theme are also welcome.
The attached Call for Presenters seeks a broad range of professionals to address the many issues and problems associated with planning. Topics will be selected for concurrent sessions during the conference. Sessions are typically 60 minutes of presentation time and 15 minutes of Q&A. In some instances, presenters of similar topics may be scheduled to present with a panel.
The Conference Committee will be submitting your presentation summary to APA for Certification Maintenance credit consideration.
The presentation form must be submitted by September 30, 2018. All selection and placement of presentations is at the sole discretion of the Conference Committee. Selected presenters will be notified on or before October 31, 2018.
Submission deadline – September 30, 2018
Notification of selection – October 31, 2018
Nebraska Annual Planning Conference – March 6-8, 2019
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In this pre-conference newsletter read about:Students React to Planning Conference, Spotlight Community: Atkinson, 2018 NE Planning Awards, 2018 Conference Photos
2018 NPZA Conference Sponsors
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