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Maryland Planning Commissioners Association

Serving the citizen planner since 1983

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is a statewide, nonprofit educational organization of municipal, county and regional planning commissioners and boards of zoning appeals members. MPCA members work to improve the quality of life for all Marylanders through planning, environmental protection, historic preservation, and growth management

MPCA promotes better planning and plan implementation by:

  • Fostering communication and sharing information to improve planning practices and procedures;
  • Promoting public interest in municipal, county, regional, and state planning issues;
  • Encouraging increased planning coordination and cooperation within Maryland; and
  • Providing regional and statewide workshops on planning and zoning issues of mutual interest and concern.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Baltimore, the MPCA is dedicated to the continuing education and professionalism of those who serve as members of planning commissions, planning boards and boards of appeals. Many of those are citizen planners who serve as volunteers. All members of a planning commission or board and/or board of appeals in Maryland counties and municipalities (incorporated cities, towns and villages) that exercise planning authority are members of the MPCA.

The 2017 Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Annual Conference a Huge Success!

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The MPCA wants to thank all of its members, sponsors, and presenters for making the 2017 conference in Easton two days to remember. From top notch training sessions to engaging roundtables, conference atttendees cultivated an environment of learning, professional development, and community networking at the Tidewater Inn. Participants expressed a desire to access the presentations from the conference, and you can find PDF versions of them at the link below. If you have any additional questions about the conferece, please contact Joe griffiths at Joseph.Griffiths@Maryland.gov.