Smart Growth Subcabinet Will Answer Your Questions at #MACoCon

Hear cabinet secretaries and other Administration leaders respond to county questions on critical growth and economic development issues at the December 2019 MACo Winter Conference. Once the Subcabinet has finished answering previously submitted questions, attendees will also have the chance to ask questions directly to Subcabinet members. The Subcabinet’s meeting at the January 2019 MACo Winter Conference was one of the best attended meetings in the Subcabinet’s history.

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

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