It’s Time to Recognize Maryland’s Citizen Planners!

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by Joseph Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager

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

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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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Planning Commissioner Training Course Goes Digital

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In a typical Maryland Summer, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) conducts in person Planning Commissioner Training Courses at the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conferences in Ocean City. This is anything but a typical summer. In response, the MPCA hosted a digital training session on July 21, with 108 people joining on Planning’s GoToWebinar Platform. 

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38th Annual MPCA Conference is Going Digital

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The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) thanks everyone who submitted a session proposal for the 38th Annual Fall Conference. We will be reviewing the proposals over the next few weeks and contacting those who submitted proposals by mid-July. 

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Request for Session Proposals Extended

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In last month’s Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) announced a request for proposals for the upcoming fall conference, scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2020 in Westminster. The MPCA is closely monitoring the pandemic and considering virtual conference options. Continue reading