38th Annual MPCA Conference Registration now Available

MPCA Corner

In our June 7 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, we asked you to Save the Date. Now you can register to join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for its 38th annual conference in Solomons on October 26-27.

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Join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for the Mastering the Master Plan Workshop on July 16

MPCA Corner

by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

With the anticipated release of the 2020 Census numbers later this year, many jurisdictions are engaged in local discussions and implementing workplans to update their comprehensive/master plans. Maryland’s Land Use Article (LUA) codifies specific requirements that all jurisdictions with planning and zoning authority must meet when completing and adopting a comprehensive plan. The requirements vary based on the type of jurisdiction (non-charter/charter counties and municipalities) but share common themes and processes.

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Save the Dates! 38th Annual MPCA Conference to be Held in Solomons October 26-27

MPCA Corner

by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) Conference offers planning commissioners, board of appeals members, and anyone interested in citizen planning an opportunity to learn, share experiences, and exchange ideas.

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MPCA Shares Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Rules and Procedures

MPCA Corner

Over the past 24 months, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) has established a new initiative to dedicate time and energy to Maryland’s citizen planners by answering questions and responding to “hot-topics” raised by its’ members.

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Mentorship for Maryland’s Citizen Planners

Share your knowledge and experience with new citizen planners

MPCA Corner

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is recruiting mentors to share their experience, wisdom, and lessons learned with new Planning Commissioners and Boards of Appeals Members. The MPCA’s Strategic Plan commits the organization to develop training and other resources for knowledge sharing, best practices, and effective processes. The MPCA Executive Committee believes our best resource is the dedicated and experienced citizen planners who volunteer their time and energy to community development and sustainable growth throughout Maryland.

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