Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Hosts 31st Annual Conference


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The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is hosting its 31 annual conference for planning commissioners and boards of appeals members on October 16 and 17 in Solomons Island, Maryland.  Full registration is $100 ($129 after September 29).    MPCA’s conference planning page contains further information about the event, including registration, directions, hotel accommodations, and the general program:

Thursday, October 16

Planning Commissioner and Board of Appeals Training The first day of the conference (12 to 3:30 pm) begins with three hours of Planning Commissioner Training* that will satisfy the requirements of the Smart and Sustainable Growth Act of 2009. The training is beneficial for experienced commissioners as well as those interested in learning more about citizen planning.  *The training is free but you will need to register to attend. Register at this link   

Tour of the Calvert Marine Museum A free personal tour of the Calvert Marine Museum has been arranged for MPCA conference attendees. The museum is a public, non-profit regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. The tour starts at 2 pm and is approximately one hour. Please indicate that you will be attending the tour on the registration.

Evening Dinner  Join your fellow Commissioners on dinner as you arrive the evening before the conference. This event is being offered by the MPCA as part of the conference registration price. For those who are not attending the Friday conference, this dinner is availbale at an exceptional value of $30.

 Friday, October 17

The specifics of the conference program will be announced soon. The following session topics will be covered at the Friday conference. As is the tradition of the MPCA conference, it promises a full day of back-to-back sessions packed with useful information on timely topics.

Wind energy (plenary session)

TMDL/credit trading

Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund

Nut & Bolts: Basic what-you-need-to-know about being a planner

Home business occupancy

Infill growth & parking

Sustainable Communities Tax Credits – small business program (new)

Click here to register for the conference.  This includes the free Thursday planning commissioner/board of appeals training.

Click here to register just for the Thursday planning commissioner/boards of appeal training.