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MSU Extension Partnering with Macomb County to Offer Citizen Planner Program

MSU Extension, in partnership with the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department, is sponsoring the Michigan Citizen Planner “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” Program.  This certificate-based course begins Thursday, February 18, 2021 and continues through April 1, 2021 from 6 to 9 pm. This will be an online course (due to COVID-19) via Zoom at a reduced rate.

The seven-week training offers a convenient way for community leaders, appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens to obtain the latest technical knowledge and information needed to perform their duties effectively and responsibly.  Participants of the program will gain the knowledge to be part of the solutions to challenges their communities face.

Cost to attend is $275 per person, which includes registration, course materials and expert speakers.  Macomb communities can request one full scholarship to participate in this program.  Additional scholarships also may be available from your community’s liability insurance provider.  Group rates for 4 or more from one community are available.

To register and to learn more, visit   Deadline for online registration is February 4, 2021.

For questions about registration, contact Kara Kelly at  For general questions about the program, contact Terry Gibb at

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents, empowering them to improve their lives and community.  County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth, families, community and economic development.