Support your community and become a master citizen planner today! Sign up for the American Citizen Planner - Indiana Program today. Registration open now through August 21. Course registration: $200. 30 topics covered in online coursework and 2 webinars. More info:

Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 American Citizen Planner – Indiana program hosted by Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. This online training course for local planning officials and interested residents covers topics revolving around core planning issues, practices and theories related to community planning and service as a public official. After completing online coursework and participation in two webinars, participants will earn “Master Citizen Planner” certification. Participants must register by August 21 for the Fall 2020 course.

The American Citizen Planner – Indiana course is offered twice each year. The course is self-paced, and participants have four months to complete the course requirements and attend two webinars hosted by a Purdue Extension Educator. Webinars offer deep dives into course topics and feature experts discussing current issues that affect community and land use planning in Indiana.

American Citizen Planner - Indiana is an online training tool designed to help those currently, or potentially, serving on an area or advisory plan commission to learn at their own pace. You'll understand the roles and responsibilities of public officials, community residents, and developers in the planning process, as well as tools and processes planners use to implement comprehensive plans.

The course registration fee of $200 includes four months of access to the online modules as well as registration for the two webinars. 

For more information or to register for the program, contact Daniel Walker at or visit

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a part of University of Illinois Extension and Purdue Extension.

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