The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) initiated the regional workshop program in the spring of 2019 to supplement its annual conference and bring citizen and professional planners together to learn from each other and share the unique joys and challenges of planning in their region. Since that time, the MPCA has hosted regional workshops in Hagerstown, Annapolis, Salisbury, Denton, and most recently on January 31, 2023, in La Plata, Charles County.
by Joseph Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager
Starting in the mid-2010s, the Maryland Departments of Planning and Commerce, as well as local and military stakeholders, began partnering on planning efforts and resource development aimed to enhance collaboration between Maryland’s military installations and jurisdictions.
by Sarah Diehl, AICP, Compatible Use Community Planning Liaison
In October 2021, Planning Practice Monthly shared a survey in which participants could give feedback on the state’s military installations and their relationship with surrounding communities. The purpose of this survey was to help gain information about how communities interact with, seek information about, and envision development that is compatible with military bases in their area.