The Maryland Department of Planning would like to invite you to our second round of outreach for the new state development plan, A Better Maryland. We previously visited your community and we are returning to continue the dialogue. Your suggestions were incredibly informed and detailed and we would appreciate your assistance this fall.
We have been busy this past summer compiling and analyzing input in partnership with other state agencies, the Smart Growth Subcabinet, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, American Planning Association (APA) Maryland, and planning directors from across the state. You can check out the feedback by county on our What We’ve Heard page.
Meeting dates and locations are listed below and are located on the A Better Maryland Events page. We look forward to seeing you this fall.
Frostburg: Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm
20 E. Main Street
Frostburg State University
Hagerstown: Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30 pm
Career Programs Building (CPB), Rooms 212 and 214
Hagerstown Community College
Riverdale: Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Princess Anne: Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Somerset County Commissioner’s Office, Room 111
Waldorf: Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Waldorf Cultural Center
Perryville: Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Gaithersburg: Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Gaithersburg Community Center, Room B
Owings Mills: Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
New Town Elementary School Cafeteria
Easton: Thursday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Talbot County Community Center, Wye Oak Room
Baltimore City: Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Morgan State University
Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS), Room 111
Chestertown: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Chestertown Town Office – 2nd Floor
Columbia: Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Howard County Library, East Columbia Branch – Lucille Clifton Room A/B
A Better Maryland is a dynamic, evolving plan that provides a framework to support a thriving economy and environmental stewardship. The plan supports collaboration among state and local governments and all other stakeholders, providing resources and tools for the long term economic success of Maryland.
At each of the meetings, we will be seeking your continued input on the following issues that were identified from the first round of community engagement.
Tackling the Economic Development Needs of the Next Century
Sustaining the Environment into the Future
Improving Economic Growth and Development in Existing Communities
Meeting Renewable Energy Goals
Addressing Maryland’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Technology Challenges and Opportunities
Creating Workforce/Affordable Housing
Building Capacity in Communities
Protecting Historic and Cultural Resources
Creating Quality Places
Coordinating State Agencies in Planning Processes
Adapting and Becoming Resilient to Climate Change
Respecting Regional Distinctions
Improving the Delivery of Programs and Services to Local Jurisdictions
We look forward to seeing you at our meetings. Please share this with your friends, neighbors and co-workers. Together we will develop the new state development plan, A Better Maryland.