Plan Commission Educational Materials

This page contains resources and links that are useful for Plan Commissioners in Winnebago County.  Many of these materials could be used for a local Plan Commissioner Orientation.

VIDEOS!  The UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education has created short educational videos covering the basics of planning and zoning.  Click here for videos about:

– Introduction to Zoning
– Roles and Responsibilities of Boards, Committees and Staff
– Conditional Uses/Special Exceptions
– Variances

I. Basics, Roles, Responsibilities – Building the Capacity of your Plan Commission

II. Running Effective Meetings

III. Public Participation

Web Resources

Plan Commissioner email updates – on a periodic basis, I will send email updates and resources to plan commissioners throughout the county on land use or planning related topics. If you would like to be added to this list, please email me at