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PlanHoward Academy, educating residents about land use & development

CONGRATULATIONS. Kellyann was part of PlanHoward Academy's 1st class and graduated on October 18, 2017. Please contact her if you have any questions about how Howard County's planning process.

Did you know? Howard County is launching a citizens’ planning academy to teach interested residents about the planning, zoning and development process.

Classes will include hands-on exercises accompanied by concise, take-home materials, and demonstrate how to access information through DPZ’s interactive map and web-based tools.

Who: Class size is up to 25 residents who have an interest in planning for Howard County and who:

  • live in various geographic areas of the county;

  • represent the county's diverse population;

  • have lived in the county for varying amounts of time;

  • are interested in their community's future.

What: The goal of the Academy is for residents to:

  • build relationships with planning staff and gather information;

  • be better informed about the County’s planning efforts;

  • learn about the land development process, including the growth policy, the role of the general plan, development review, zoning and more;

  • become ambassadors to educate and inform neighbors;

  • learn how to access information through DPZ’s interactive map and use web-based tools;

  • become part of an informed network of citizens who understand their role in planning and development decisions.

When: Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. -- September 27 and October 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

Where: Howard Community College, Columbia, MD