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Thread: Generation Xers and Millenials on planning commissions

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    How I got involved

    I'm at the edge of the x-gen, at 43. I presented opinions before the planning commission in my village. At issue was a large bar/entertainment facility in the middle of our residential neighborhood. I led a large and vocal opposition in a well planned presentation. The bar found a new site to develop.
    Our administrator called me about six months later when an appointment opened up. I was honored to serve, and I've been at it for almost a year. My advice is to watch the folks who present well thought out opinions and approach them.

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    I am on the Planning and Zoning Commission in my town and am 27. I graduated college with a Geography degree and took a couple grad courses in planning. Then I decided to go into education and I'm now an elementary teacher. I have been on the Planning Commission for almost a year. It is an interesting way to use my knowledge and be active in my community.

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    i was just appointed to the Plan Commission last night. I live in a 1st ring Chicago suburb, and I will be 30 in a month.

    It will be interesting.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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