byKristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
In late November, we bade farewell to the Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) Secretary, Robert (Rob) McCord, Esq., after seven years with the department. As Secretary, Rob provided comprehensive leadership of the department’s mission, objectives, and initiatives. Prior to becoming Secretary, he served as Planning’s Assistant Secretary of Operations and Deputy Secretary.
by Joseph Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager
At the December 7, 2022, Board of Public Works (BPW) meeting, Governor Hogan honored Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) David Cotton with a citation recognizing his diligent leadership of Maryland’s Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) program in 2022.
by David Buck, Director, Office of Communications, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
On November 17, 2022, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) presented Maryland Sustainable Growth awards for leadership, preservation, and community planning at its 10th annual awards ceremony. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, and programs that exemplify well-planned economic and community development initiatives throughout the state.
by Sylvia Moser, AICP, Resource conservation Planner and Kristen E. Humphrey, Local Assistance and Training Planner
The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) would like to extend its sincerest thanks to the many participants, presenters, brownfields site tour leaders, and advisory committee members who made our 2022 brownfields conference a terrific success!
by Jason Dubow, CC-P, Manager, Resource Conservation and Management and Matthew Rowe, Assistant Director, Water and Science Administration, Maryland Department of Planning
Note: this article was originally published in the Maryland Municipal League’s September/October online magazine, Municipal Maryland.
To protect private property, public health, government infrastructure and local environmental resources, municipalities should take steps to study the expected impacts of climate change. Those steps should include identifying vulnerable areas, populations, and assets to develop strategies to avoid or lessen those impacts.