Citizens Planning College 2015-2016 Accepting Applications

The City of Camden is proud to present the 2nd annual Citizens Planning College, a program that will teach the “ins and outs” of city planning as it pertains to Camden. Each class in the program is devoted to topics taught by the Planning Staff and/or a special guest speaker that specializes in the area of study. 

The course curriculum is as follows:
October 22, 2015    History and Demographics
October 29, 2015    Comprehensive Planning
November 5, 2015    Intro to Zoning Code & Zoning Districts
November 12, 2015    Specific sections of zoning ordinance
November 19, 2015    City Council, Boards and Commissions
January 7, 2016    Special Topics
January 14, 2016    Land Development Regulations
January 21, 2016    Transportation Planning
January 28, 2016    Flood Plains / Open Space & Parks
February 4, 2016    Low Impact Development

Like a regular academic year, the first 5 classes will be held in the Fall of 2015 and the remaining 5 classes will be in the Spring of 2016 (see dates above). The class will meet at City Hall in the Training Room from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Thursdays. Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to each of our graduates after the program is completed.

Applications can be found at City Hall or click here. If interested, please submit the application to Shawn Putnam at City Hall by October 9th, 2015. 

For questions about Citizens Planning College, please contact Shawn Putnam at or 803-432-2421.