Maryland Department of Planning to Host 3rd Annual Walktober “Walkinars”

Planning in Progress

The Walktober Walkinar series, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and hosted by the Maryland Department of Planning, will help planners, local officials, pedestrian advocates, and the public at large learn how to advocate for safe walking infrastructure.

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Adam Snyder

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner  

Adam Snyder joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in early May 2022. As Principal Counsel Adam heads up the division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that provides advice to Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and various other state entities, and represents them in litigation, as necessary. He is currently representing MHT in two lawsuits involving the administration of historic preservation easements in Baltimore City.

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American Community Survey (ACS) Results Now Available

Resources and Tools

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

The five-year American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2016-2020 has been released and is now available for all geographies in Maryland on the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) website

The ACS is an ongoing, nationwide, monthly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) covering a sample of approximately three-million households each year and is used to create an estimate of socioeconomic trends in communities across the U.S. As described by the USCB, the “ACS helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.” The ACS is now the source for all socioeconomic data that was formerly obtained solely from the decennial census.  

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Michele Butler

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Michele Butler joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in spring 2022 in the role of Procurement Officer. Her responsibilities include purchase orders for grants, maintenance services, and telecommunications. She says she is excited to be working on various aspects of the contracts process for Planning! 

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Nominations Now Open for the 2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards

Planning in Progress

The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments to realize the twelve planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The annual awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact and quality of life. 

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