In response to concerns over the rising COVID-19 cases in Maryland due to the spread of the Delta Variant, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) has decided to conduct its 38th annual conference virtually. The MPCA Executive Committee did not make this decision lightly, and regrets that we will not be able to gather together in Solomons in late October. Most importantly, the MPCA wants to ensure the health and safety of all participants, and believes that the most prudent course of action is a virtual conference, similar to the one we conducted in 2020, which was very successful.
The preliminary program will maintain the same topics, and the MPCA will work with all confirmed session panelists to ensure that the show goes on! Those who have already registered will be reimbursed, as the virtual conference will be free of charge. The dates and times of the sessions must be changed to accommodate a virtual platform, and the MPCA will announce the details of the format in the next couple weeks, including a new registration link. The MPCA appreciates your understanding as it balances the desire for interaction and networking with the urgency of slowing the spread of the pandemic.
If you have questions about the conference, or are interested in getting involved, please contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager for the Maryland Department of Planning, at email@example.com.