Minnesota Association of Planning & Zoning Administrators


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As rural, suburban, and metropolitan land issues come in conflict, local policy makers must struggle with difficult zoning decisions. 

The process the public entity follows to reach a decision often comes under attack by affected landowners.  These emotionally charged conflicts often result in litigation.  The number of lawsuits regarding land use in the State of Minnesota is increasing in frequency and severity.

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) and the Minnesota Association of County Planning and Zoning Administrators (MACPZA) are sponsoring this training to assist local planning boards with land use decisions.  This program has been designed to help participants in the decision making process and to build a solid foundation to defend them in the event of a lawsuit. 

These sessions were designed for everyone involved with making county land use decisions, including:

  • County Commissioners
  • County Administrators & Coordinators
  • County Attorneys
  • Planning & Zoning Administrators
  • Watershed Districts
  • Soil & Water Conservation Districts
  • Planning Commission & Board of Adjustment Members

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MACPZA was formed in 1973 to offer a platform for county planning and zoning administrators to share ideas and promote land use planning.


The organization also provides a program of continuing education and professional development for its members and provides for discussion on legislative and rule making issues.

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