Best Practices

What's In This Section

  • Definitions of compatibility categories
  • Highlights of several best practices implemented in Maryland or other states
  • Summary table of best practices, including links for more information

Military installations and surrounding communities must work together to effectively address and mitigate issues that may affect the community's ability to grow and/or the installation's ability to conduct operations and training. State and local government officials, private citizens, and installation representatives should understand each other's priorities, needs, and planning processes to assess how respective planning decisions can affect other parties. This tab provides information and examples of best practices that have been implemented across the country to improve compatibility and relationships between military installations and their respective surrounding communities.

Best practices have been provided based on the list of compatibility categories identified below. Click on a category to learn more about these compatibility categories and for best practice examples.

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