Planning Commission

Overview

Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission serves as a citizen review board on county planning decisions. The Planning Commission is both an advisory and decision-making body. Planning Commission activities include:

  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the Comprehensive Plan, town center master plans and other policy plans necessary to guide county development.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding zoning of land, amendments to the ordinances, the development of public structures and services, land acquisitions and other development and growth related issues.
  • Reviews and approves the recommendations for subdivision of land for residential and commercial use and proposed site plans for the future development of individual sites.

These recommendations and actions are performed in coordination with the Development Review Section and the Policy Section staff of Planning & Zoning.

Regular Meetings

Held monthly at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month with the exception of December 2020 which is the second Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Special meetings/Work Sessions/Public Hearings are held as needed.

Watch past Planning Commission Meetings in our Meetings on Demand Library.

2020 Regular Meeting Venue

Harriet E. Brown Community Center (HEBCC)
901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Members
There shall be seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Current members, which are term limited, are:
Chair Greg Kernan, Vice Chair Steve Jones, Rob Reed, Dr. Richard Holler, Maria Buehler, John Toohey, and Trent Wolfersberger.

Staff

Email Carolyn Sunderland, Planning Commission Administrator/Secretary 410-535-1600......x2380

Email Becky Parkinson, Development Review/Clerk to the Planning Commission ....................x2377

Email Rachel O'Shea, Principal Planner ...........................................................................….........x2339

Email Olivia Vidotto, Planner III.......................................................................................….......... x2379

Email Christine Finamore, Planner III, Environmental..................................................................x2321

Email Lindsay Halterman, Planner II..............................................................................…........... x2489

Email Terry Williams, Development Navigator ........................................................................... .x2642