Submit Your Questions Now for the #MACoCon Smart Growth Subcabinet Meeting

The Smart Growth Subcabinet will be meeting at the 2019 December MACo Winter Conference and answering your questions on land use, environment, transportation, and other important county issues.

Let MACo know if you have a topic you want directly addressed at the meeting (see instructions near the end of this post.)

A Chat with the Smart Growth Subcabinet


The Smart Growth Subcabinet oversees and advises on Maryland’s growth policies and laws. Its members (mostly Cabinet secretaries) will provide updates on land use, environmental, housing, economic development, and transportation issues chosen by county elected officials and staff. Open audience discussion will round out the session. Don’t miss your chance to connect directly with agency heads on critical Smart Growth and land use issues.

Subcabinet Members

  • Wendi Peters, Maryland Special Secretary of Smart Growth and Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet
  • Robert McCord, Maryland Secretary of Planning and Vice Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet
  • Joseph Bartenfelder, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture
  • David Brinkley, Maryland Secretary of Budget and Management
  • Jinlene Chan, M.D., Designee of the Maryland Secretary of Health
  • Ellington Churchill, Jr., Maryland Secretary of General Services
  • James Fielder, Jr., Maryland Secretary of Higher Education
  • Carol Gilbert, Assistant Secretary for Neighborhood Revitalization, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment
  • Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary of Natural Resources
  • Kenneth Holt, Maryland Secretary of Housing and Community Development
  • Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
  • Pete Rahn, Maryland Secretary of Transportation
  • Tiffany Robinson, Secretary of Labor
  • Kelly Schulz, Maryland Secretary of Commerce
  • Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge, MD

Directions for Submitting a Question

If you are a county elected official or professional staff and have a question you’d like to have answered by the Smart Growth Subcabinet, please contact Les Knapp at or 410.269.0043 by Friday, November 1, 2019.

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