The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is hosting its 2011 Annual Conference at the Tidewater Inn in Easton on November 9 and 10. The event is open to county planners, planning commissioners, elected officials, and anyone else with an interest in land use.
MPCA is a statewide, non-profit educational organization of municipal, county and regional planning commissioners and boards of zoning appeals members. MPCA members work to improve the quality of life for all Marylanders through planning, environmental protection, historic preservation, and growth management.
The Conference will kick-off on Wednesday, November 9th with training for new Planning Commissioners and Boards followed by a tour of historic Easton. The day will wrap-up with a reception, dinner and a plenary address by Dr. Jim Segedy, FAICP, who will discuss innovative planning concepts acquired from over 25 years of practicing and teaching community-based planning.
Thursday’s agenda will begin with the MPCA Annual Meeting, followed by updates from the Maryland Department of Planning and a luncheon featuring a keynote speaker. Informative sessions on timely topics will be offered throughout the day along with networking events and walking tours. As an added bonus, this year’s conference is timed to coincide with the Waterfowl Festival in Easton – an event that draws over 300 of the nation’s finest wildlife artists.
Further registration and event details will be posted here.