Smart Growth Candidate Forums

05/12/2022
By Smart Growth Maryland

Much of Smart Growth Maryland’s work involves advocacy at the local level. In Maryland, where and how a jurisdiction grows – and does not grow – is decided locally through a comprehensive planning process. Public involvement is a critical part of that process, with plans reflecting the vision and goals for the community’s future expressed by residents. Local elected officials adopt these plans and implement them through a variety of means including zoning, so local elections can play a large role in the future of smart growth issues in a county.

Because of this, Smart Growth Maryland and our Smart Growth Alliances in Charles, Howard, and Frederick Counties are hosting a series of local Candidate Forums. Voters will be able to hear candidates’ positions on a variety of smart growth priorities, including land use, historic preservation, climate change, and transportation.

In addition to moderated questions, attendees will also have a chance to submit their own by sending them to Ruby Nwaebube at rnwaebube@presmd.org the day before the forums.

Schedule + register:

Frederick County Council at Large Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

May 26, 2022| 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Virtual

Sponsored by: Smart Growth Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Clean Water Fund, Frederick Bicycle Coalition, Sugarloaf Alliance, Envision Frederick, Friends of Rural Roads, Sierra Club Catoctin Group, Mobilize Frederick, and the Climate Change Working Group.

 

Charles County District 1 Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

June 1, 2022| 6:00 – 7:30 PM| Virtual

 

Charles County District 2 Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

June 6, 2022| 6:00 – 7:30 PM| Virtual

 

Charles County District 3 Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

June 8, 2022| 6:00 – 7:30 PM| Virtual

 

Charles County District 4 Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

June 11. 2022| 10:00 – 11:30 AM| Virtual

 

Charles County Commissioner President Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

June 13, 2022| 6:00 – 7:30 PM| Virtual

Charles County Forums are sponsored by: Smart Growth Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, and Conservancy for Charles County.

 

Watch Past Candidate Forums

Watch the Howard County Council Candidate Forum on Smart Growth Issues

Sponsored by: The Smarter Growth Alliance for Howard County, Smart Growth Maryland, The People’s Voice, Howard County Citizen’s Association, Bike Hoco, Howard County Climate Action, and IndivisibleHoCoMD.

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Smart Growth Maryland is a major program of Preservation Maryland which advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns.

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