​Maryland Planning Commissioners Association

​37th MPCA Annual Conference

November 9, 2020
Virtual Conference

The conference theme was Contingency Planning and Resilient Boards




The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to and attended its 37th annual conference on November 9. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MPCA offered this conference digitally, and is very happy with how it turned out. The MPCA looks forward to the time when we can all meet in person again, but also gained excellent experience in providing digital training opportunities. If you have any questions about the MPCA, or want to get involved, please contact Joe Griffiths at joseph.griffiths@maryland.gov.​

Session Presentations and Recordings

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Maryland's Climate Change Adaptation Framework

Megan Grenato Senior Program Director, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Dr. Jim George Policy Advisor, Water and Science Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

Deborah Herr Cornwell Resource Conservation Planner, Maryland Department of Planning PLA, ASLA, CC-P®


 Recording of MD's Climate Adaptation Framework


Open Meetings Act

Frank M. Johnson Deputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg

April Ishak City Attorney, Havre de Grace  


 Recording of Open Meetings Act



MPCA Annual Meeting


 Recording of November 9, 2020 MPCA Annual Meeting



Designing for Pandemics

J. Kirk Eby, AICP, GISP GIS Planner, City of Gaithersburg Planning Code Administration



 Recording of Designing for Pandemics



Resilient County and Local Planning Boards

Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM President, Vision Planning and Consulting, LLC



 Recording of Continuity Planning for County and Local Planning Boards



Planning in a Pandemic

Kathy Maher, AICP Director of Planning and Code Administration, City of Hagerstown

Megan Flick Planner, City of Hagerstown

Paul Fulk, MBA, MCEP Neighborhood Services Manager, City of Hagerstown

Donnie Harckom, MBA Neighborhood Services Inspector II, City of Hagerstown

Doug Wright Chair, City of Hagerstown Planning Commission​



 Recording of Planning in a Pandemic