Share your knowledge and experience with new citizen planners
In 2021, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) began recruiting mentors to share their experience, wisdom, and lessons learned with new Planning Commissioners and Board of Appeals members. The MPCA reiterated this desire during its 2021 conference and is initiating the program in 2022. The MPCA has recruited a few mentors but is once again asking its members to consider helping those new to citizen planning.
The MPCA’s Strategic Plan commits the organization to develop training and other resources to share knowledge, best practices, and run effective meetings. The MPCA Executive Committee is confident our best resource is the dedicated and experienced citizen planners who volunteer their time and energy to community development and sustainable growth throughout Maryland.
The program is seeking those interested in providing a mentoring experience — one for which the MPCA would curate and establish mentor/mentee relationships. The MPCA will be recruiting mentees in spring, 2022 as well.
If you are interested in learning more or volunteering as a mentor, please complete the short survey linked above or contact Joe Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager for the Maryland Department of Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.