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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

Valleys Planning Council 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

Many thanks to all those who attended the VPC Annual Meeting on September 17, 2019.  With over 120 people attending, including many elected officials and government staff, the meeting was very successful!  The three featured [...]

September 20th, 2019|

New VPC Notecards for Sale!

Another great way to support the VPC is to purchase NEW VPC postcards!  Just off the press, these postcards come in 6 cards to a set for $12.  The front of each card displays a [...]

August 23rd, 2019|

Act Now to Preserve Farm and Forest Lands Via MALPF

2018 is a good time for landowners with forest and farm land who are interested in considering a permanent conservation easement for the property. The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) has significant funding available [...]

January 11th, 2018|

Support the Tufton/Worthington/Greenspring Roundabout

Valley residents have been concerned for years about the safety and traffic flow at the intersection of Tufton/Greenspring/Worthington avenues. During rush hours, it has grown increasingly difficult and dangerous to make left turns. In addition, speeds are increasing on these roads, making it less safe for all users. VPC met with elected officials at the state and county level who were able to secure funding for 90% of the $1 million project. This left a gap of $100,000, which VPC has committed to raise. While it is unusual for a community to contribute to a public infrastructure project, the partnership will result in a far better solution that will be a lasting asset for the area.