Cuyahoga County Planning Commission Holds "Planning 101" Training Session

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CLEVELAND – As part of the county’s efforts to provide services to cities and strengthen economic competitiveness, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will hold a “Planning 101” training session on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6 p.m., at the Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus at 31001 Clemens Road. With the support of the West Shore Council of Governments, the Planning Commission will hold a district-wide training session for the six member communities. The session will be duplicated in other regions of the county throughout the rest of the year.

The “Planning 101” training session is to orient cities’ Planning Commission members, council members, and related decision-makers to the basics of planning. The session will cover master plans, zoning ordinances, and development planning. The interactive session will use local examples and real-world experiences in this first of its kind offering from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. Leading the session will be the Planning Commission’s new director, Glenn Coyne. Coyne draws his experience from leadership in multiple planning positions across the country, and as former executive director of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

“One of the earliest opportunities I noticed was for the commission to offer training in areas related to planning. Planning 101 will assist those citizens who have been appointed to serve on boards within their communities to be better prepared for the issues,” says Coyne.

The mission of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission is to inform and provide services in support of the short and long term comprehensive planning, quality of life, environment, and economic development of Cuyahoga County and its cities, villages and townships.

Additional “Planning 101” training sessions will be scheduled to accommodate all communities within Cuyahoga County. For additional information and to check for future meetings, please visit or contact the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission at (216) 443-3700.