2019 Summer #MACoCon Kicks Off with Planning Training
The 2019 MACo Summer Conference kicked off with the annual planning commission and board of appeals training offered by the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP). This several hour class outlines the history of land use in Maryland, basics of planning and Smart Growth, engaging with elected officials and public, and key land use issues currently facing the state.
While designed for planning commissioners and board of appeals members, any interested county official can attend. The course is required under state law and is offered at the MACo Summer Conference, Maryland Municipal League Annual Convention, and online. You do not have to be registered for the MACo conference to attend this session.
MDP officials, including Lower Eastern Shore Regional Planner Tracey Gordy, Local Assistance and Training Manager Joseph Griffiths, Planning Coordination Director Chuck Boyd, and Deputy Counsel Rieyn DeLony walked attendees through the course materials.