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.
2017 Nebraska Planning Fall Workshop in North Platte September 18-19, 2017 at the Best Western Plus
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Please save the date for the 2018 Conference March 7-9, 2018 at the
Younes Conference Center
Please save the date for the 2019 Conference March 6-8, 2019 at the Younes Conference Center
Please save the date for the 2020 Conference March 4-6, 2020 at the Younes Conference Center
Please save the date for the 2021 Conference March 10-12, 2021 at the Younes Conference Center
2017 NPZA/APA Conference Pictures
2017 NPZA/APA Awards Pictures
NPZA Constitution and Bylaws as Approved in May 2015
Career Opportunity for Merrick County Planning and Zoning Administrator 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 2017 member. Join NPZA
Steve Charleston, NPZA membership secretary/treasurer.
On September 18-19 NPZA will hold its third Fall Workshop. This year’s workshop will be in the new Best Western Plus of North Platte as the NPZA Board is making a conscious effort to move the fall workshop around the state in an effort to reach those who normally cannot make it to the annual Nebraska Planning Conference in Kearney.
The Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA) and Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association (NEAPA) will convene in Kearney, Nebraska in March of 2018 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 and Zoning
- Small Town Planning and Zoning
- Plan Implementation
- Storm water and Floodplain Management
- Hazard Mitigation
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 12, 2017. All selection and placement of presentations is at the sole discretion of the Conference Committee. Selected presenters will be notified on or before October 12, 2017.
Christopher A. Solberg, AICP
In this pre-conference newsletter read about:Sustainability in Small Towns, Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act to Bring Workforce Housing Boost Across Nebraska, NE Planning Conference Info, and NPZA/APA Award Winners
2017 NPZA Conference Sponsors
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