BALTIMORE, MD (March 19, 2018) The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) is visiting Calvert County onTuesday, March 27, as part of an outreach effort for the new state development plan. Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order in August, which began the process for the creation of a new plan calledA Better Maryland.

A Better Marylandis a collaborative process working with local governments, recognizing common priorities, and identifying strategies and resources for responsible growth and resource protection. The first step will be a series of 24 listening session events in every Maryland County and Baltimore City. The purpose of the listening sessions is to connect with the public, local governments, state agencies, and other stakeholders across Maryland and solicit their feedback on what should be included in a state development plan. At the meeting, participants will engage with each other and with Planning staff on howA Better Marylandcan advance local needs and contribute to collaborative planning across the state.

Planning is conducting listening sessions below onMarch 27thand encourages the public to attend the evening session to provide input to the state development plan, following the meetings with elected officials and government staff earlier in the day.

Times and Locations:

Tuesday, March 27

Board of County Commissioners
Courthouse Building
175 Main Street, Prince Frederick

11 amSession with Elected Officials

Harriet E. Brown Community Center
901Dares Beach Road,Prince Frederick

2 pmSession with Planning Commissioners and Local Staff

Calvert Pines Senior Center
450 W Dares Beach Road,Prince Frederick

6 pmPublic Session with the Community