2019 APA Maryland Biennial Conference Sessions: Transportation & Technology

2019 APA Maryland Biennial Conference Sessions:  Transportation & Technology

APA Maryland will be holding its 2019 Biennial Conference from October 6th through 8th at the Rocky Gap Casino • Resort in Cumberland, Maryland. Our conference theme is Negotiating Change: Balancing Development, Climate Change, and Preservation in Maryland.

Transportation & Technology Conference Sessions:

Emerging Mobility Technologies - Where are they taking us? Is it where we want to go?

by Allysha Lorber and Angie Hernandez

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2019 APA MARYLAND CHAPTER ELECTION INFORMATION

2019 APA MARYLAND CHAPTER ELECTION INFORMATION

On March 1, 2019, APA Maryland began our call for nominations for our 2019 election cycle.  APA Maryland’s elections are now held in concert with the National APA election cycle, and are administered by APA National. Because of a recent change in the APA Maryland bylaws, we now have staggered two-year terms for all of our officers. This year we will be holding elections for the positions of President-Elect, Eastern Shore Representative, Baltimore Metro Representative, Southern Maryland Representative, Western maryland Representative, and Statewide Representative. Officers elected to each of these positions will be in office for two years, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

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Maximize2045: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan

Maximize2045: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan

On behalf of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), thank you for your interest in our activities and efforts to update the region's long-range transportation plan - Maximize2045:  A Performance-Based Transportation Plan. For many, the importance of the long-range transportation plan is the identification of major projects the region expects to implement over the next 20-25 years.

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MNCPPC Celebrates Black History Through Migration and Immigration

MNCPPC Celebrates Black History Through Migration and Immigration

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission celebrates and honors African-American heritage with this year's exhibit entitled, “Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up: The Story of Black Migration and Immigration in Prince George’s County”.  The exhibit is curated by the Black History Program, which strives to provide black history 365 days a year.

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Welcome To Our APA Maryland Newsletter Editors!

Welcome To Our APA Maryland Newsletter Editors!

At the start of the 2019 New Year, we brought aboard two talented newsletter editors to join our team. APA Maryland members Olivia Ceccarelli-McGonigal and Ashlee Green will be providing their expertise and support for each newsletter that is published monthly. They will spearhead research on relevant topics happening in Maryland, locate articles of interest to planners, and assist with general editing and formatting on each issue. We are excited to have them aboard!

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Welcome To Our New APA Board Members!

Welcome To Our New APA Board Members!

On November 16, 2018, APA Maryland’s Executive Committee voted to appoint two new members to vacant Board positions. Angie Hernandez has been appointed to the position of Statewide Representative, and Alan Feinberg has returned to APA leadership to be appointed to the APA Maryland’s Western Maryland Representative. These new members will serve out the remainder of each position’s term, which both end on December 31, 2019. More information on our new Board members is below.

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Saying “No” Can Be Good Customer Service

Saying “No” Can Be Good Customer Service

We hear the phrase “good customer service” in the private sector, government, business ads, articles and many other places.  Especially after the recession, everyone had to put more effort into keeping a client or work harder to gain a new client. The approach and results had to change. If you are providing the same product or service as others, what can set you apart?

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Planning for Maryland’s Future: Adapting to Climate Change to Secure Health and Prosperity

Planning for Maryland’s Future: Adapting to Climate Change to Secure Health and Prosperity

If you’re paying attention to the news this week, you’ll read stories on the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  I’ll simplify it for you.  World leaders are rightfully calling for a transformation of unprecedented scale because the window is narrowing.  Adapting to meet these challenges will require a climate smart workforce featuring updated job skills, informed decision-making and new decision-support tools.

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