The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA), like so many other organizations and hardworking Marylanders, had to adjust its routine in 2020 to meet the demand of the COVID-19 pandemic. The MPCA looks forward to the day that we can all once again meet in person to swap citizen planning insights, share good food, and network with our colleagues. However, this year the organization conducted its annual fall conference digitally in an all-day event on November 9, and thanks everyone who joined and contributed to an amazing experience!
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.
by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager
The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is holding its 37th annual conference on Monday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m. The board invites you to join us on the Maryland Department of Planning’s (Planning) GoToWebinar platform from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, registrants can join for only those sessions their schedule allows, although we think the whole day will be well worth it!
by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Training and Assistance Planner
It is only fitting that safety for bicyclists should also be at the forefront in a month where Maryland celebrated getting out and moving around. In addition to walking, biking can be either contemplative and leisurely, active and vigorous, just a means of getting around, or all three in a single venture out of doors.
Thanks to Our Partners and Participants for a Successful Walktober and Walk Maryland Day 2020
Planning in Progress
On Wednesday, October 7th, Marylanders throughout the State celebrated the 6th annual Walk Maryland Day. The weather was perfect, and the celebration was a huge success thanks to all the Walk Leaders, Sole Mates, and Sole-O walkers who took time out of their day to go for a walk.