Pine City Council Member Brian Scholin will receive the City’s third annual “Citizen Planner” award at the third-annual planning open house Wednesday, Oct. 28, to be held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s “National Planning Month”.
Scholin will be honored by Mayor Jane Robbins for his commitment to planning for the City of Pine City and his contributions to the city’s comprehensive plan adopted in 1998 and municipal development ordinance (M.D.O.) adopted in 2006.
Of the M.D.O., Scholin said, “I think we have a better ordinance now than we had when I started, we follow it more of the time and the Council confirms [the Commission’s] judgments more often. I’m not sure how much of the credit I can take for that, but I have focused most of my effort into those areas.”
Scholin’s leadership is recognized in the various committees he serves on: Ordinance/Policy Review, Insurance, Executive Committee, Net Plan Joint Powers Board and Library Board/Web Page.
He has worked professionally in the field of education throughout his time in public service. As a planning commissioner, he says he has tried to bring rationality to the process to replace personal feelings. “It hasn’t always worked,” he admitted.
Scholin was appointed to the planning commission in 1989, and currently serves as Secretary. He has been on the Council since 1993 and is presently the acting mayor. During his tenure, he has served on numerous committees and has been present at more than 200 Planning Commission meetings, and more than 300 Council meetings, with perfect attendance over the last year.
The open house will be from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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