Updated Newsletter: January 10th Edition - Planning Practice Wednesday

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Planning Assistance in Action

A Better Maryland Enters a New Year

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) is excited to continue our progress made in 2017 as we move A Better Maryland into its next phase pf outreach. The quality and depth of ideas from local staff, officials, and residents has been tremendous. Planning is demonstrating Governor Hogan’s commitment to serving all Marylanders by visiting all 23 counties and Baltimore City because the best way to learn about Maryland’s communities is to visit in person and meet directly with local stakeholders. 

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A Better Maryland

2018 is a Significant Year for Statewide Planning

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) isn’t the only state agency engaged in a statewide planning effort. In addition to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s 2040 Maryland Transportation Plan, the Maryland Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) Office of Military and Federal Affairs (OMFA) is also conducting a Statewide Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) that will include a survey as a part of an outreach effort to get the feedback of the local communities and installations and state agency reps. A JLUS is a cooperative planning effort between active military installations and their surrounding local and state jurisdictions and other affected stakeholders. The Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment oversees and funds the larger program, designed as a tool promoting compatible land use and base activity.

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Md Military Installations

Meet the Planning Staff

David Buck

David Buck worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the past 27 years prior to his arrival at the Department of Planning as the Director of Communications.  He was previously MDOT Deputy Director of Communications for one year and Media Relations Manager at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), from 2002 to 2016.  

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Dave Buck

Continuing Education & Training

In each newsletter, we highlight the most relevant and timely upcoming events. Our website does include many additional events, so please visit it regularly for updates. Listings are searchable by subject.


Upcoming Conferences and Seminars

Planning related conferences in Maryland and nearby states.


Workforce Housing Certified (WHC) REALTORS® Training Day
April 4
More Information and Registration

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Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.


Strategic Investment to Shape and Incentivize Development
Wednesday, January 24 @ 2 p.m.
AICP CM Approved 

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Training Around the State

Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners.


Strategic Capacity Building with Volunteers
Thursday, January 18, Washington, DC
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Funding Opportunities

Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.


Save America's Treasures - Preservation (Construction) Projects
National Park Service - Deadline: February 21

Save America's Treasures - Collections
National Park Service - Deadline: February 21

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