Community and Business Associations
Community planning relies on the involvement of citizens. This collaboration ensures that the needs of all citizens are addressed. During any county planning process, planners attempt to bring all sides of the issue to the table, along with the information and resources needed to reach an informed decision. Whether it is a comprehensive planning study for a large area, a more focused short-term study such as a UDAT or Charrette, or the review of a development proposal for a specific property, knowledgeable government staff, elected officials, residents and business owners have the opportunity to work together to examine the issues, consider the alternatives and determine the outcome. While not everyone will agree on every solution, the input of everyone is needed to find the solution that is the most equitable.
The Department maintains a list of community and business associations (PDF). This list is used to notify the association presidents of Community Input Meetings and other forums to discuss development proposals and to notify them of upcoming planning studies and events.
Ensuring associations that would like to receive these notifications are on the list is a challenge as association officers can change frequently. This information cannot be kept confidential due to public disclosure laws, so some officers have asked the association name to be removed from the list. Newer officers may prefer to be listed.
Register or Revise Association
The community and business association list includes the name of the association and its president. Please check to see if your association is listed correctly if you desire to be notified of planning meetings and events. If your association information is not correct or you would like the listing to be removed, please contact Louise Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-887-3480. To register or revise a community association, fill out the form in its entirety.