Randall Nixon has served as Planning’s Associate Director of the Maryland Census since 2018. Randall oversees engaging the business and faith-based communities throughout the state to ensure every Marylander is counted in the 2020 Census. COVID-19 has brought unexpected challenges to this role, as to Census efforts in general, but Randall says, “having also been a businessman throughout most of my career, it has been rewarding working with such diverse companies and faith-based organizations across Maryland in getting the word out about the importance of the U.S. Census to both commerce and our communities.
Tidally-driven nuisance floods are happening with more frequency. While nuisance flooding may not pose a serious threat or result in major damage, these events can interrupt and impact daily routines and negatively impact commerce.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is examining ways pedestrian and bicycle traffic data are collected across the state – currently done in a variety of methods and used to evaluate project effectiveness, variations in overall volumes, and crash data analyses.
Planning Works to Assure a Complete Count Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
by Kristin R. Fleckenstein, Director of Public Affairs with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
During these uncertain and unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) has found ways to adapt traditional, in-person census outreach efforts to engage the public and communities across the state. The goal of the 2020 Census is to ensure as complete a census count as possible of all Marylanders, while also recognizing the extraordinary circumstances of “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing and keeping Census workers, volunteers, and the public safe. Continue reading →