Welcome to the Texas Citizen Planner (TCP) program, a planning education program for locally elected and appointed officials.  Every day, 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.

Texas Citizen Planner provides a broad-based planning curriculum focusing on issues important to Texas communities. Participants may begin with a multi-class Planning Foundations course that covers legal authority, policy tools, and best practices. Now Available Online! Specialty knowledge tracks covering flood mitigation, stormwater management, and plan integration are also offered.

This project is funded in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program Grant approved by the Texas Land Commissioner pursuant to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA18NOS4190153 and Award No. NA20NOS4190184. Texas Citizen Planner has received support in the past from several 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.


For more information about Texas Citizen Planner, please contact Amanda Ashcroft, AICP at amanda.ashcroft@ag.tamu.edu.



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