Solar Technical Assistance Grants Available to State and Local Governments

Maryland Energy Administration Partners with Maryland Environmental Service to Distribute $400,000

From Our Partners

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Solar Technical Assistance Program. This program provides technical assistance to state and local government agencies to evaluate the potential for, and to site, solar arrays on or around government buildings. Funded through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, the program also offers access to technical resources and vetted contractors.

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New Decade Means New Comprehensive Plans

Local Spotlight

Many jurisdictions coordinate new comprehensive plans with the arrival of the decennial census. Census data is the foundation for comprehensive planning; providing a snapshot of Maryland communities, outlining growth trends, and distinguishing key demographic indicators.

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Maryland Planning Commissioners Association 39th Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

MPCA Corner

by Joseph Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

The 39th Annual Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) conference is right around the corner! Make sure you register and join the MPCA in the City of Frederick on October 25 and 26 for two days of citizen planner education, camaraderie, and networking. Don’t delay, the early bird registration rate ends August 31st!

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Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Seeking New Planning Board Members for Mentorship Program

MPCA Corner

by Joese Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

In the April 28, 2022, Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) announced a Planning Commissioner and Board of Appeals mentorship program. In the spring, the MPCA was recruiting mentors and now it seeks board members interested in learning from experienced members to help them navigate the sometimes-daunting challenges of citizen planning.

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Adam Snyder

Meet the Staff

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

Adam Snyder joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in early May 2022. As Principal Counsel Adam heads up the division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that provides advice to Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and various other state entities, and represents them in litigation, as necessary. He is currently representing MHT in two lawsuits involving the administration of historic preservation easements in Baltimore City.

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