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

MPCA Corner  

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.

Continue reading

Registration Now Open!

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

MPCA Corner

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.  

Continue reading

38th Annual MPCA Conference is Going Digital

MPCA Corner

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) thanks everyone who submitted a session proposal for the 38th Annual Fall Conference. We will be reviewing the proposals over the next few weeks and contacting those who submitted proposals by mid-July. 

Continue reading

MPCA Seeks Creative Session Proposals for 37th Annual Conference

(November 9-10, Westminster)

MPCA Corner

The MPCA will host the 2020 fall conference at the Best Western in Westminster on November 9-10. The theme of this year’s conference is Contingency Planning and Resilient Boards. As we all feel our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for proactive planning, and the benefits of a resilient citizen planning board to a community, are more apparent than ever. The MPCA is closely monitoring the pandemic and will adjust the fall conference as necessary. Continue reading

Message from MPCA President, Danny Winborne on the Organization’s 36th Annual Conference

MPCA Corner

from Danny Winborne, MPCA President

Welcome to the 36th annual conference, hosted by the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA). I am delighted to be holding this year’s conference in the City of Aberdeen in Harford County. Continue reading