Listening Sessions Round 1

​​​​The first round of A Better Maryland listening sessions initiated a collaborative process of working with local governments to recognize common priorities and identify strategies and resources for responsible growth and resource protection. This round included a series of 24 Listening Session events (local staff, elected officials, and the public) in every Maryland County and Baltimore City. Planning staff engaged and connected with the public, local governments, state agencies, and other stakeholders to solicit their feedback on what should be included in a state development plan and how it can help state agencies and local governments plan A Better Maryland.