MPCA Hosting 36th Annual Conference “Meeting the Trends, Embracing the Future”

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association is holding its 36th annual conference on November 6 and 7 in Aberdeen, Maryland. The theme of the conference is “Meeting the Trends, Embracing the Future.”

From the conference website:

The MPCA will host its 2019 conference on November 6 and 7, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen. In addition to popular and traditional sessions such as the Planning Commissioner Education Course, Open Meetings Act Training, the Nuts and Bolts of Being a Planning Commissioner, and Ethics and Ex Parte Communication, the MPCA will be developing a full and engaging conference program around the theme of Meeting the Trends, Embracing the Future.

The MPCA conference attracts a broad array of people involved in planning, economic, and community development in Maryland. Citizen and professional planners mingle with consultants, elected officials, and state representatives; engaging in a dialogue about shared responsibilities, distinct but collaborative roles, and systems for efficient planning.

The conference will also honor the hard work of citizen planners and planning boards (including planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, and historic district commissions.) If you know of a deserving individual or group that should be recognized for their work in 2019 in comprehensive planning, zoning, community education, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, or interjurisdictional coordination, please submit a nomination to Joe Griffiths at the Maryland Department of Planning (

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