Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute

Online Sessions Now Being Offered

Building a Strong Planning Commission
Thursday, September 10, 2020 ● 5:30 pm‐7:00 pm, $25 registration fee

A strong and well‐organized planning commission is the key to a successful planning program. While MPCArticle II provides the authority to have a planning commission it offers no guidance for how to be aneffective unit serving the elected governing body and the community. Using hands‐on activities andinteractive discussions this course explores the full range of a planning commission’s work, how it can beorganized to accomplish more of its goals, and what’s needed to prepare members to get involved in thegroup’s work. Class size is limited.

To register, click here.

For questions on registration, contact Terri Dickow, email –

The Limits to Zoning 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 ● 5:30pm – 7:00pm, $25 registration fee

Zoning is a powerful tool of local government used in over 2000 Pennsylvania municipalities, but its poweris not unlimited. Community expectations for zoning are high but ordinance drafters and administratorsmust know what the limitations are and the effect they have on a municipality’s zoning program. Thiscourse will explore these limitations such as those in the MPC itself, the Police Power, non‐conforminguse property rights, and state and federal laws impacting local zoning. This is not a zoning case lawupdate, but it is an interactive discussion of common zoning issues with an opportunity to look at them inthe context of the course. Class size is limited.

To register, click here.

For questions on registration, contact Terri Dickow, email –



PMPEI has postponed all currently scheduled classes until further notice as a precaution to prevent exposure to and transmission of the coronavirus.

We will continually be assessing the situation and provide updates on rescheduling details when the health threat subsides. Thank you for your interest in PMPEI’s training, and please be safe.

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PMPEI courses offer continuing education credits to attorneys (CLE), professional engineers, landscape architects, UCC code officials, land surveyors and geologists.

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