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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Don Matson

Planning Services Manager
City of Chubbuck

Don serves as the planning manager for the City of Chubbuck, ID – the best place to work. He has spent most of his career in southern Nevada and western Idaho with large agencies and small, and is very happy to be back in east Idaho. Don has degrees in planning from Brigham Young University and the University of Tennessee. He’s always up for a visit to a national park.


Managing the Pressures of a Planning Office »

2023 Fall Conference, September 28, 2023 2:00 pm

Cities and towns across the country are facing an unprecedented amount of growth which is directly reflected in the huge influx of development applications being received by local governments. Most planning and zoning departments don’t have the staff available to accommodate timely review of all applications in addition to working on special projects to continue to plan for the future. To compound the issue, many of these same cities and towns are developing under outdated regulatory and policy documents leading them to navigate the storm without the necessary tools to achieve desired development goals. This session will provide some insight into how the public and private sector can work together to realize these goals, what managers/directors can do to set everyone up for success, and tools for planners to manage their workload and stress.

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