The Texas Citizen Planner (TCP) program provides elected and appointed officials the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed land use decisions that lead to long-term hazard management, natural resource conservation, safer neighborhoods, and improved quality of life. Everyday officials from state, regional, and local governments are confronted with planning decisions–large and small–that will shape how their communities grow and develop. This program is designed to provide a broad-based planning curriculum led by planners and researchers and focusing on issues important to Texas communities.
The training program begins with an initial foundations course consisting of 5 classes. Each 2.5 hour class will instruct local …and community resiliency evaluations. Once the foundations course is completed, students can enroll in knowledge tracks covering specialty topics like coastal hazards, flood mitigation, and stormwater management.
The Texas Citizen Planner program is supported in part through funding from project partners, including FEMA Region 6 and NOAA’s Coastal Services Center’s Gulf of Mexico Research Competition administered through Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.