Welcome to the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA)

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.

2023 Fall Workshop REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration Now Open for the NPZA Fall Virtual Workshop!

On October 13, NPZA will hold its annual virtual Fall Workshop.

The NPZA Board is continuing its commitment to reach those who normally cannot make it to the annual Nebraska Planning Conference in Kearney. The Fall Workshop is a one-day group of planning and zoning sessions held in a Zoom Webinar environment to hold you over until the annual conference next spring.

This year we have a variety of topics including:

  • Planning Fundamentals
  • Findings of Fact
  • CSA’s
  • New Issues in Planning and Zoning
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Housing Issues in Nebraska
  • And much more!

It is a diverse selection of subjects that we believe will be helpful to everyone in attendance. Additionally, as always, we will have a question and answer session that many feel is helpful in resolving specific issues through the help of fellow planners and zoning administrators.

Cost of the workshop is only $20 per person in an organization up to a maximum of $100. So, if your entire planning commission and city council wishes to attend the workshop, the cost would still be only $100.



Please save the date for the 2024 Conference in March at the Younes Conference Center – March 6-8, 2024

Please save the date for the 2025 Conference in March at the Younes Conference Center – March 5-7, 2025

Nebraska Planning Conference Pictures

Nebraska Planning Conference Presentation PDFs Available

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.

Your community /organization is encouraged to support NPZA as a 2023 member. Join NPZA

Additional Information…contact treasurer@npza.org.
Steve Charleston, NPZA membership secretary/treasurer.