The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Thanks Everyone Who Made the 38th Annual Conference a Success! 

MPCA Corner

A Message from MPCA President Danny Winborne: 

Over the course of three days (Oct 25 – 27), the Maryland Planning Commissioners (MPCA) and its partners conducted nine educational sessions, an annual meeting, and a recognition ceremony celebrating the vital work of Maryland’s citizen planners.  

In September the MPCA decided to convert the originally scheduled in-person conference to a virtual format, which presented numerous challenges. Combining teamwork, communication, and more than a touch of patience, we were able to move forward with an excellent event; one which would not have been successful without the dedication of the MPCA membership. 

The MPCA would like to thank the Maryland Department of Planning keynote speaker, Lucille Walker, session panelists, those who nominated citizen planners for recognition, and our sponsors (APA Maryland Chapter, Brick Industry Association) for sticking with us through the twists and turns the conference presented. A special thanks goes out to Calvert County, which originally intended to host the conference. The MPCA can’t wait to host our next conference in beautiful Solomon’s! 

The MPCA will post the conference recordings and presentations soon and looks forward to a productive and promising 2022 of citizen planner events and resource development. 

To learn more about the MPCA, please contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager for the Maryland Department of Planning, at joseph.griffiths@maryland.gov. 

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