Western Connecticut Council of Governments

Education and Training

Land Use Commissioner Trainings

Public Act 21-29 established that all planning, zoning, combined planning and zoning, and zoning board of appeals members complete at least four hours of training every four years or each term if the term is longer than four years. The requirements are codified in Section 8-4c of the Connecticut General Statutes and CT OPM was tasked with providing guidelines for training providers and commission members.

A library of trainings will continue to be added for future viewing on this page.

  • Affordable and Fair Housing for Land Use Commissioners
  • Protecting Inland Wetlands and Watercourses: The Role of Connecticut’s Zoning Commissions
    • Training Description: This training is on how planning and zoning commissions can play a critical role in the protection of wetlands and watercourses within their own sphere of authority. It reviews the relevant laws governing wetlands, discusses the importance of protecting them, and three zoning tools that can be effectively used to protect wetlands resources.
    • Course Credit: 1.5-hours
    • Originally Given: December 14, 2023
    • PDF Link: Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commissioner Training
    • Video Link: Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commissioner Training