Western Maryland

Western Maryland Regional Organizing

CDN is organizing Western MD using a county by county approach.  Below are notes and updates from each county meeting as they happen.


CDN’s Executive Director met with community development practitioners in Washington County on February 13, 2015 to begin conversations about organizing a regional coalition there.  Here are the notes from that meeting, and power point used.

CDN_regional organizing_washingtoncounty_2.13 notes_Feb2015

CDN_regional organizing_powerpoint for initialmeetings_WesternMD_Nov2014


Also on February 13, the 2nd meeting of the Allegany County regional coalition met.  Here are the notes from that meeting.

CDN_regional organizing_alleganycounty_2.13 notes_Feb2015



CDN’s Executive Director visited Western MD on November 19, 2014.  There were three meetings throughout the region to introduce CDN to stakeholders in each county.  Here are the notes from those meetings. CDN_Regional organizing_western md_notes_nov19.2014

Here is the power point used in the presentation about CDN CDN_regional organizing_powerpoint for initialmeetings_WesternMD_Nov2014

The planning group felt it was important to have another series of meetings, rather than one large regional meeting at this stage.  The agenda for those meetings includes a discussion on current legislation in the General Assembly pertaining to the region.  Those meetings are scheduled as follows:

February 13:  10am Washington County and 1pm Allegany County
February 23:  10am Garrett County and 3pm Frederick County.

More details are forthcoming.