Get Ready for “A Better Maryland” at #MACoCon

Get up to date on the status of A Better Maryland, the new State Development Plan, at the 2017 MACo Winter Conference.

Planning Ahead: Preparing for the New State Development Plan


The Hogan Administration has announced the creation of a new State Development Plan – “A Better Maryland” – that will help manage growth and development throughout Maryland. As counties are key land use decision-makers, the Plan could have a significant effect on local planning and zoning policies. Consequently, counties need to be part of the Plan’s development process. Panelists will discuss the requirements and elements of the State Development Plan, the Plan’s development process and implementation timeline, and county recommendations regarding the Plan.


  • Wendi Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth, Governor’s Executive Council
  • Gerrit Knaap, Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
  • John Campagna, Executive Director, 1000 Friends of Maryland

Date & Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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