Planning for Growth and Change at #MACoCon

picture of a stoplight ahead sign partially submerged in waterTackling climate change at the local level is a daunting task, but there are many strategies local governments can implement to ensure their communities are as resilient as possible.

Taking Next Steps – Planning for Growth and Change

The effects of climate change and the need to responsibly plan for growth remain ongoing challenges for county governments. From protecting sensitive areas and combatting nuisance flooding to promoting affordable housing and clean energy, counties have their hands full. This session will delve into strategies counties can use to establish land use priorities for the future that promote the health, well-being, and quality of life of their residents.


  • The Honorable Anthony Brown, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Stephen Lafferty, Director, Department of Planning, Baltimore County
  • Kelly Cimino, Director, Housing and Community Development, Howard County

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 9:00 – 10:00 am

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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