It’s Time to Recognize Maryland’s Citizen Planners

People talking, thinking concept.

Do you know a citizen planner or entire planning board (planning commission, board of zoning appeals, historic district commission) that deserves recognition for their work in 2020? Maryland’s citizen planners volunteer endless hours to their communities.

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37th Annual MPCA Conference is Less than a Month Away!

MPCA Corner

by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is holding its 37th annual conference on Monday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m.  The board invites you to join us on the Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) GoToWebinar platform from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, registrants can join for only those sessions their schedule allows, although we think the whole day will be well worth it!

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New! Bicycle Safety Rules for Motorists Go into Effect

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Training and Assistance Planner

It is only fitting that safety for bicyclists should also be at the forefront in a month where Maryland celebrated getting out and moving around. In addition to walking, biking can be either contemplative and leisurely, active and vigorous, just a means of getting around, or all three in a single venture out of doors.

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Walktober: It’s a Wrap!

Thanks to Our Partners and Participants for a Successful Walktober and Walk Maryland Day 2020

Planning in Progress

On Wednesday, October 7th, Marylanders throughout the State celebrated the 6th annual Walk Maryland Day. The weather was perfect, and the celebration was a huge success thanks to all the Walk Leaders, Sole Mates, and Sole-O walkers who took time out of their day to go for a walk.

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Registration Now Open for Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program!

Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program: Upcoming Webinars from the Maryland Historic Trust

Planning in Progress

Are you considering applying for a capital grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more!

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Attend a webinar to learn if your project is eligible, what is required for submitting an application, how to convey an easement, and more. You can learn more about the grant program on our website.

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