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Meeting Management

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm



What you will learn:

  • You’ll get samples of effective commission and board by-laws and learn what they should minimally contain. You’ll learn appropriate rules of procedures, how to keep your meeting flowing and well-organized in a way that gives your meeting that stamp of professionalism. We’ll discuss recording and documenting meeting activities.
  • You’ll learn some practical and proven means to manage meetings, how to defuse unruly or disruptive attendees, and how best to manage large crowds. How to deal with the media on politically charged issues.
  • You’ll learn more about, and practice some of the latest techniques to resolve conflict amicably.
  • You’ll learn some simple and proven mediation techniques for dealing with contentious disputes – with develops and others.
  • We’ll discuss some of the highlights of recent legislation affecting both commissions and boards.
  • You’ll also hear what changes may be on the horizon for municipal and county planning in Alabama and what they will mean for you as a commission or board member.
  • And at the end of the day, you will receive recognition as a “Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official” if you have completed the 30 hour course requirements.


Greg Clark is currently the Executive Director of the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission in Montgomery, Alabama. He has over thirty years experience in planning, community development, grant management, economic development, transportation, and public administration. During his professional career, he has worked with all levels of government: local, county, regional, state, and federal and assisted in the establishment of non-profits and community development organizations. He has also been employed by the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, as the Chief of Economic Development, Community Development Block Grant Administrator and City Planner, and the Columbus Housing Initiative as the Community Development Director. Greg has lived in Eufaula most of his life. He went to Huntingdon College in Montgomery where he majored in Psychology and Sociology (1976-1980) and attended the University of Tennessee for Urban Planning (1980-1982). He is a member of the American Planning Association (Alabama Chapter Treasurer), National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and Past President of the Georgia Community Development Association.

CAPZO Credits

0.6 credits are available for this event.

Registration / More Information

To register, visit the Alabama Planning Institute’s website or call 1-800-825-5862, ext. 4862.

This course is part of a six-course series that can be taken for CAPZO certification.


February 28, 2015
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phenix City Fire Rescue Training Building
1504 15th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867 United States
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