Welcome to the Texas Citizen Planner (TCP) program, a planning education program for locally elected and appointed officials. Everyday, local governments are confronted with planning decisions–large and small–that will shape how their communities grow for years to come. Instruction by planners, researchers, and other leaders from across Texas will provide local officials with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about community choices.
The Citizen Planner program provides a broad-based planning curriculum focusing on issues important to Texas communities. All participants begin with a 6-class Planning Foundations course that covers legal authority, policy tools, and best practices. After completing the Planning Foundations course, students can enroll in specialty knowledge tracks covering flood mitigation, stormwater management, and plan integration.
The Texas Citizen Planner program is supported in part by our project partners, including FEMA Region VI, NOAA’s Coastal Services Center’s Gulf of Mexico Research Competition administered through Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and the Houston-Galveston Area Council.