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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Join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for the Mastering the Master Plan Workshop on July 16

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by Joe Griffiths, AICP, Local Assistance and Training Manager

With the anticipated release of the 2020 Census numbers later this year, many jurisdictions are engaged in local discussions and implementing workplans to update their comprehensive/master plans. Maryland’s Land Use Article (LUA) codifies specific requirements that all jurisdictions with planning and zoning authority must meet when completing and adopting a comprehensive plan. The requirements vary based on the type of jurisdiction (non-charter/charter counties and municipalities) but share common themes and processes.

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

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by Joseph Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager

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.

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Join Us for the 37th Annual Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Conference

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The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is holding its 37th annual conference this fall.  The MPCA board invites you to join us on the Maryland Department of Planning’s GoToWebinar platform on Monday, November 9 (exact times TBD). The theme for this year is Contingency Planning and Resilient Boards, and the agenda will be filled with sessions on timely topics that Maryland’s citizen planning boards face now and in the future. The MPCA believes citizen planners will play a central role in developing a more resilient future for Maryland.  

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