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Attend the Planning Directors’ Roundtable Videoconference, September 24, 2020

Please join the Maryland Department of Planning’s fall Planning Directors Roundtable videoconference on September 24 from 10:00 to noon to learn about some of the initiatives the department is working on and share your experiences of local planning during a pandemic.  Join Secretary McCord, Assistant Secretary Lazdins, and other Planning staff to discuss the following topics: 

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Become a Walk Maryland Day Leader

Planning in Progress

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

In last month’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly we told you about Maryland’s first ever WALKTOBER, a month during which the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and other partnering agencies will promote and host events and webinars spotlighting Maryland pedestrians’ safety, health, and commuting options in a variety of walk programs and initiatives, including Walk Maryland Day

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Join Us for the 37th Annual Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Conference

MPCA Corner

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is holding its 37th annual conference this fall.  The MPCA board invites you to join us on the Maryland Department of Planning’s GoToWebinar platform on Monday, November 9 (exact times TBD). The theme for this year is Contingency Planning and Resilient Boards, and the agenda will be filled with sessions on timely topics that Maryland’s citizen planning boards face now and in the future. The MPCA believes citizen planners will play a central role in developing a more resilient future for Maryland.  

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Cassandra Malloy

Meet the Staff

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

Cassandra Malloy joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in November 2019 as an Administrative Specialist III in our Planning Services Division where she is in charge of the herculean tasks of keeping our massive contact database up-to-date and making sure the tremendous number of links on our website remain current.   

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New! U.S. Census 2020 Deadline Moved to September 30th

Community Outreach Critical to Assure a Complete Count

Planning Assistance in Action

by Kristin Fleckenstein, Director of Public Affairs, and Randall Nixon, Associate Director, Maryland Census, with Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The United States Census Bureau has revised the extended 2020 Census operational deadline, moving it up a month to September 30, 2020. Data collected by the Census has a tremendous impact on federal funding for critical services throughout the state. As a result, there is a renewed sense of urgency in getting the word out about achieving a complete count of every person living in Maryland.  

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