Maine Association of Planners (MAP) hosts two annual events each year:

The General Membership Meeting is typically held in January and includes a business meeting for MAP members along with discussion about the legislative agenda.


The next General Membership meeting is Friday, February 28 (rescheduled due to weather):

2020 Legislature and the Maine Climate Council - find out what you need to know and give your feedback!

February 28 - Cross Building in Augusta (behind the State House), Room 206

12:00 lunch, 1:00 speakers and discussion

*Speakers Sarah Curran, Gwen Hilton, and Matt Nazar will bring us up to speed on the Climate Council and the intersections with planning  in Maine. 

*MAP Legislative and Policy Committee (LPC) members will discuss current legislation and  ask MAP members to weigh in.

Schedule for the day:

10:30-12:00  MAP Board meeting (open to all MAP members)

12:00-1:00   Lunch and networking at the Cross Office Building Cafe (lunch will be available for purchase)

1:30-3:00   Speakers and discussion, Cross Room 206 

3:00-3:30   Other MAP updates, Cross Room 206

The legislature has begun meeting again in its second regular or "short" session and the Maine Climate Council is also hard at work and talking about critical planning-related matters. Come for lunch, hear about what's happening in Augusta, and share your opinion!  MAP's LPC follows the political happenings, and gets involved in the legislative process so that the voice of planners can be heard in Augusta and D.C.

Speakers will brief us on the Climate Council (see also https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council), with discussion about planning implications.  MAP Board and LPC members will provide updates on the legislature and BuildMaine Action Agenda process and will seek feedback about what MAP priorities to make known with state government and beyond.

Registration is not required, but for a headcount, please let us know if you are planning to attend: Samantha at Samanthadhorn@gmail.com or Jared at jwoolston@brunswickme.org.  We hope to see you there!

Our Speakers:

Sarah Curran is Senior Policy Analyst, Climate & Economic Development, Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future

Gwen Hilton is a consulting planner, a Commissioner on the Land Use Planning Commission, and a member of the Maine Climate Council’s Community Resilience, Public Health, and Emergency Management Working Group

Matt Nazar is Director of Development Services for the City of Augusta and a member of the Maine Climate Council’s Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group


The Annual Meeting and Conference is usually hosted in May. This event includes professional development sessions for planners and a business meeting for members that includes announcement and recognition of MAP annual award recipients and election of board members.

Email Amanda Bunker, Conference Committee Chair for more information. 


PAST MAP EVENTS

2019

May 17 | Annual Meeting & Conference

Jan 18 | General Membership Meeting

2018

Oct 24 | MAP 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jun 15 | Annual Meeting

Jan 19 | General Membership Meeting

2017

May 12 | Annual Meeting

Jan 24 | General Membership Meeting

2016

May 20 | Annual Meeting and Conference

Jan 22 | General Membership Meeting