How commissions and review boards conduct their meetings is critical to maintaining credibility and reputation. It is also critical for avoiding legal challenges. In this webinar, participants will learn to work within a legal framework of state law and local statutes and how to establish clear rules of procedure to ensure a defensible decision-making process. Beyond legal considerations, participants will learn how professionalism, courtesy, and consistency build support for the commission and its work.

Participants will gain skills to: 1) Operate a meeting consistent with state and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations which govern meetings procedures in their community 2) Conduct meetings with professionalism, consistency, and courtesy to all persons involved to maintain the reputation and credibility of their community’s preservation program 3) Adopt, adhere to, and amend as needed, rules of procedure to accomplish a clear and defensible decision-making process 4) Recognize the need for regular reevaluation of their commission’s meeting procedures

About the speaker, Robin Zeigler: Robin Zeigler is the historic zoning administrator for the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission. Previously, she served as senior historic preservation officer for the Planning Division of the Salt Lake City Corporation, and the preservation planner for the City of Bowling Green in Kentucky. While in Kentucky, she served as vice-chairperson of the statewide non-profit, Preservation Kentucky, and was an adjunct professor at Western Kentucky University. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History Program where she worked for the Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

For the series and to register:

Learn more and register for Meeting Procedures (5/9) here.
Learn more and register for Standards & Guidelines (5/16) here.
Learn more and register for Preservation Planning (5/23) here.
Learn more and register for Public Outreach (5/30) here.

These webinars will be free for members of NAPC or Heritage Ohio.

Each course is certified for AIA and AICP credits.