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.
NPZA Celebrates 50 years as an organization supporting local planning in Nebraska!
Please save the date for the 2017 Conference March 8-10, 2017 at the
Younes Conference Center
The 2016 Fall Nebraska Planning Workshop in Grand Island September 26-27
Additional Information located on the Conference page
2016 NPZA/APA Conference Pictures
2016 NPZA/APA Awards Pictures
NPZA Constitution and Bylaws as Approved in May 2015
Career Opportunity at the City of Aberdeen for a Planner Position click here for additional information
Career Opportunity at JEO as the Senior Planner Position click here for additional information
Career Opportunity at Keith County as the Planning, Zoning, and Building Inspection click here for additional information
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.
Your community /organization is encouraged to support NPZA as a 2016 member. Join NPZA
Steve Charleston, NPZA membership secretary/treasurer.
Notify and join your planning commissioners, administrators, attorneys, and elected officials for the 2016 Nebraska Annual Planning (NPZA) Conference March 9-11, 2016 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE
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.
This year’s sessions offer continuing legal credits for attorneys as accredited through the Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission. The conference is accredited as activity 118474 for 14.0 CLE with 2.0 CLE professional responsibilities. https://mcle.wcc.ne.gov/ext/SearchCleEvent.do
The 1st day offers a choice of topics: planning commission fundamentals, legal issues, leadership, annexation, capital improvement plan, planned unit developments, preservation tools, urban farming, ethics, and others. Presenters include planners and lawyers experienced in practical application in Nebraska and National arenas from Nebraska and the national American Planning Association.
The 2nd and 3rd days offer track choices with sessions: adult entertainment & zoning, findings of fact community development law, board of zoning adjustment, planning basics, zoning administration, environmental modeling, , ethics, and sustainable tourism, and UNL student projects…..plus more.
Secure your lodging reservations early. Lodging is the registrant’s responsibility, make reservations prior to February 8th for conference block rate at following:
- Comfort Inn $89.95 standard/suites $109.95 Phone: (308) 236-3400
- Wingate Inn $89.95 standard/suites $109.95 Phone: (308) 237-4400
- Fairfield Inn $99.95 standard/suites $119.95 Phone: (308) 236-4200
For more information please visit the Nebraska Planning & Zoning Association website at npza.org/conference or the NE Chapter of the American Planning Association website at https://www.planning.org/chapters/nebraska/
2016 NPZA Conference Sponsors
Click here to learn more about being a sponsor