WEDNESDAY at 2:00 p.m.: Governor's Smart Growth Subcabinet virtual public forum, July 21

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Public Announcement

Governor's Smart Growth Subcabinet will hold a virtual public forum on Wednesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. 

The Governor's Smart Growth Subcabinet is holding a virtual public forum for county and municipal elected leaders and planning officials on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Smart Growth Subcabinet is committed to working together to improve the delivery of programs and services to local communities. Join us on July 21 to learn about four state and local government collaborations, discuss how state involvement and resources were used, and the opportunity for similar initiatives in your community. We are highlighting the following: 

The Town of Grantsville and Grantsville Revitalization Organization in Garrett County
(Lead agency- Maryland Department of Commerce’s Art & Entertainment Program)

The Eco-City Farms in Prince George’s County
(Lead Agency- Maryland Department of Agriculture) 

The New Shiloh Village Apartments in Baltimore City
(Lead Agency – Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development) 

The Town of Betterton in Kent County
(Lead agency – Maryland Department of the Environment) 

The presentation will be followed by the statutory public forum providing an opportunity for elected leaders and planning officials to discuss with the subcabinet local government issues relating to activities that affect smart growth, development, neighborhood conservation and resource management. 

To participate in the forum, you will need to register.  

If you have problem registering or have questions, please contact:

Chuck Boyd
Maryland Department of Planning
Phone: 301.639.1634 

The Smart Growth Subcabinet oversees and advises on Maryland’s growth policies and laws and works to create, enhance, support, and revitalize sustainable communities across Maryland. Its members will provide updates on land use, environmental, housing, economic development, and transportation issues chosen by county elected officials and staff. Open audience discussion will round out the session. Don’t miss your chance to connect directly with agency heads on critical smart growth and land use issues.

Subcabinet Members 

  • Wendi Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth and Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet 
  • Robert McCord, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning and Vice Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet 
  • Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture 
  • David Brinkley, Secretary, Maryland Department of Budget and Management 
  • Atif Chaudhry, Secretary's Designee, Maryland Department of Health 
  • Ellington Churchill, Jr., Secretary, Maryland Department of General Services 
  • James Fielder, Jr., Secretary, Maryland Higher Education 
  • Carol Gilbert, Assistant Secretary for Neighborhood Revitalization, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development 
  • Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment 
  • Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources 
  • Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Housing and Community Development 
  • Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education 
  • Gregory Slater, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation 
  • Tiffany Robinson, Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor 
  • Kelly Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce 
  • Mary Beth Tung, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Michael L. Higgs, Director, Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation
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