For more than five decades, the Valleys Planning Council (VPC) has been at the forefront of land use planning and preservation techniques in northwestern Baltimore County. Our efforts have yielded lasting, positive impacts that will serve citizens for generations to come.

VPC is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization established in 1962. Its mission is to conserve land and resources, preserve historic character and maintain the rural feel and land uses in the valleys.  The work of the VPC is guided by a 40-member board and 10-member executive committee.  It also employs a full-time executive director and an executive assistant.

Latest News

Board of Appeals Overturns Special Exception for Megachurch on Shawan!

GOOD NEWS! The Baltimore County Board of Appeals decided last week to overturn the special exception regarding the Hunt Valley Baptist Church on Shawan Road. This is a huge victory for the community who worked [...]

July 11th, 2016|


The Stemmer House (2627 Caves Road, Owings Mills, MD) was built c. 1761 and is one of Maryland’s outstanding Georgian houses. VPC is working with the community to protect this Baltimore County Historic Landmark and [...]

June 29th, 2016|

2016 McHarg Award Winner Announced!

VPC presented Ellen Harvey Kelly its prestigious McHarg Award at its annual meeting on May 12 at St. Thomas Church in Owings Mills.  Ellie Kelly is a dedicated land conservationist who has worked for over 40 [...]

June 6th, 2016|

Previous Event – 2016 Calcutta

Many thanks to the Old Line Society along with Justin and Jeremy Batoff for hosting the 2016 Calcutta, with proceeds going to the VPC.  All VPC "Young Associates" members were able to purchase tickets at [...]

April 8th, 2016|Tags: |

VPC Announces NEW “Young Associate” Membership Level!

First meeting of the Young Associates Steering Committee VPC is pleased to announce a new “young associates” membership level (up to $50) to engage the next generation of conservation minded leaders who care about preserving open space in [...]

January 8th, 2016|Tags: , |