2019 Annual Awards Award Recipients Announced at Annual Meeting & Conference
The Maine Association of Planners presented four awards at its Annual Meeting and Conference on May 17 in Portland. Awards were presented to Carol Eyerman, AICP for Professional Planner of the Year; Town of Bucksport AIM Development Action Plan for Tomorrow for Planning Project of the Year; City of Portland for the Plan of the Year, and Jean Libby of New Gloucester for Citizen Planner of the Year.
MAP ACTION ALERT!
As the Mills administration builds its supplemental budget, this is a good time for planners to express their priorities for funding in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. One area of focus for planners is funding for the Municipal Planning Assistance Program (MPAP). This program provides comp plan review for consistency with the Growth Management Act and administers grant programs that are important to towns and regional planning organizations. MPAP could do more to advance planning in Maine and assist municipalities if there were funds for another position or two.
ACTION: MAP members are encouraged to communicate their funding priorities to the administration. For communications regarding MPAP program funding, comments can be sent to the Director of the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. His email address is: Robert.email@example.com.