The 38th Annual MPCA Conference is Switching to a Virtual Platform 

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In response to concerns over the rising COVID-19 cases in Maryland due to the spread of the Delta Variant, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) has decided to conduct its 38th annual conference virtually. The MPCA Executive Committee did not make this decision lightly, and regrets that we will not be able to gather together in Solomons in late October. Most importantly, the MPCA wants to ensure the health and safety of all participants, and believes that the most prudent course of action is a virtual conference, similar to the one we conducted in 2020, which was very successful.  

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

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Do you know a citizen planner, or an entire planning board (planning commission, board of zoning appeals, historic district commission), that deserves recognition for their work in 2020 or 2021? Maryland’s citizen planners volunteer endless hours to their communities. 

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38th Annual MPCA Conference Registration now Available

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In our June 7 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, we asked you to Save the Date. Now you can register to join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for its 38th annual conference in Solomons on October 26-27.

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Save the Dates! 38th Annual MPCA Conference to be Held in Solomons October 26-27

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by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) Conference offers planning commissioners, board of appeals members, and anyone interested in citizen planning an opportunity to learn, share experiences, and exchange ideas.

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The 2020 Virtual MPCA Conference Was a Huge Success…

…but the Work for 2021 is Just Beginning

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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!

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