Register for the Upcoming EPA Climate Resilience Training Workshop for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities for the Mid-Atlantic

In Case You Missed It!

Dear Maryland Water Sector Stakeholder:

The Maryland Department of Planning’s Resource Conservation division is pleased to share the following information as part of our Water Resources Element training and support.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative is providing a series of five, free webinars for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (water sector) utility owners and operators, as well as other water sector stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Maryland Attorney General Publishes 10th Edition of Open Meetings Act Manual

MPCA Corner

One of the most popular sessions at every Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) Conference is the Open Meetings Act (OMA) Training. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office website describes the OMA as requiring “many State and local public bodies to hold their meetings in public, to give the public adequate notice of those meetings, and to allow the public to inspect meetings minutes.”  

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Registration Now Open APA Training Sessions – AICP CM Approved!

The Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration Exemplifies Regional Cooperation

Training Sessions Available November 5 – December 17

Planning in Progress

In spring 2020, a truly impressive coalition of Mid-Atlantic planning organizations came together to discuss a multi-state digital training series, scheduled for this fall. This initiative is a group effort including West Virginia University’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, the Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Planning Commissioners Association, Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia, and the APA Chapters for Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the National Capital Area. That is a lot of planning expertise!

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