Montgomery County Planning Board to continue with virtual meetings in September, welcoming the public to testify in person starting in October 2021

September 1, 2021

Planning Board will resume virtual meetings on September 9 and will meet on Wednesday, September 15 in observance of Yom Kippur

WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), has announced that Planning Board meetings scheduled for September 2021 will continue to offer only virtual participation for the community. The Planning Board is planning to welcome the public to participate in and attend meetings in person starting in October 2021 at its new Wheaton Headquarters location (2425 Reedie Drive, 2nd Floor, Wheaton, MD, 20902). The first Planning Board meeting in October is scheduled for October 7 and the public is invited to attend in person starting on October 15.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the community into our new Wheaton Headquarters building in October,” said Chair Casey Anderson. “We plan to offer hybrid meeting participation even after starting in-person participation following county health order protocols, so community members can choose to attend in person or participate virtually.”

Planning Board meetings will resume virtually after the August recess on September 9. The Planning Board meeting originally scheduled for September 16 has been rescheduled for September 15 in observance of Yom Kippur. Consult the Calendar of Events for upcoming meeting dates.

View the September 9 Planning Board agenda.

During the month of September, community members may sign up to testify and provide comments through Microsoft Teams or over the phone to the Board during the meeting on specific agenda items . Written testimony may be submitted in advance of the meeting.

There are many ways to participate in Planning Board meetings:

  • Watch the Planning Board meeting live online, and on demand.
  • Listen live over the phone to the Planning Board meeting by calling: 866-774-0898 Password: 24252020
  • Sign up to testify via Microsoft Teams or over the phone during the Planning Board meeting. To testify, fill out the Sign Up to Testify form by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting.
  • On the afternoon before the meeting, you will receive an email with a phone number to call during a designated time to provide your testimony for a specific agenda item. Submitting this form online by the deadline is the only way to testify on meeting items.
  • Email your written testimony with comments on specific Planning Board agenda items to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org by 12 noon on the day before the Planning Board meeting.
  • If you have questions, send an email to mcp-chair@mncppc-mc.org or leave a message at 301-495-4605 and a staff member in the Planning Board Chair’s office will contact you.