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The Northwest Section was established by local planners of Northwest Ohio to promote and enhance the planning profession and the value of planning in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for all local citizens, with a focus on Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  The organization focuses on educating people and organizations of the need for good and sound comprehensive planning and orderly development. 

The Northwest Section strives to enhance the free exchange of ideas and concepts, provide a forum for promoting greater cooperation, coordination and understanding in the achievement of the goals of planning. The Section was established to foster sound workshops, forums and programs for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to provide education, promote orderly development, judicious regulation of land, conservation of resources and proper transportation planning.  



APA OH Announces Inaugural Great Places Awards

Four Awards Presented at OKI Conference

CINCINNATI, OH (October 3, 2018) – The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio) is pleased to announce winners of the inaugural Great Places in Ohio awards. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and unbridled imagination. Because we plan, great places exist all across Ohio.


NW Ohio P&Z Workshop

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2018 Northwest Ohio P&Z Workshop

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October 2019

October 2-4, 2019

2019 State Planning Conference

Early Bird Registration to Aug 15

Cleveland | Downtown Hilton Hotel

November 2019

November 14, 2019

2019 Northwest Ohio Planning & Zoning Workshop

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Toledo OH

Eric Wagner, AICP

Section Assistant Director
Zoning Administrator
Monclova Township
Phone: 419-865-7857

Jacob Barnes

Zoning Inspector
Springfield Township
Phone: 419-865-0239

Patrick Etchie, AICP

Northwest Section Director
Chief Planner
Mannik & Smith Group

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