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Maryland Planning Directors' Roundtable

Logo for Maryland Planning Director's RoundtableSeptember 24, 2020






I.      Welcome and Introductions – Chuck Boyd, MDP

II.     State Planning Updates – Planning Secretary, Robert McCord

III.   Land Preservation, Parks & Recreation Plan Guidelines – Andrew Mengel, DNR

IV.   Rethinking Maryland’s Growth Model Tools

A.    Overview of Planning’s Tools & Resources – Chuck Boyd, MDP

B.    Applications of MDP Tools & Resources in Projections – Al Sundara, MDP

V.    Housing Element Models and Guidelines – Joe Griffiths, MDP

VI.   Local Planning Best Practices During a Pandemic – Joe Griffiths, MDP

A.   County Examples

Jill Baker, Director, Washington County Planning and Zoning

William Mackey, AICP, Director of Planning Housing, and Zoning, Kent County

Ed Tudor, Director of Development Review and Permitting, Worcester County

B.   Municipal Example 

LJ Bennett, Community Development Director, City of Frostburg

VII.  Upcoming planning efforts – Chuck Boyd, MDP

VIII.Adjourn – Chuck Boyd, MDP​



 Sept 24 Planning Directors' Roundtable Recording



The Maryland Department of Planning is conducting a survey of local governments to find out information about building permit software being used.  If your jurisdiction has not completed the survey, please take two minutes to complete this survey.