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Planning Commission
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 Community Planning & Building.

Are held at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month (January through November) December meetings may be held on the second Wednesday of the month. Special meetings are held when necessary to discuss special planning items.

Meetings are held at;

   Courthouse Square
   205 Main Street  (enter parking lot from Duke Street - building entrance door faces parking lot level)
   Prince Frederick, MD 20678
There shall be seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The term of each member shall be five years.  Current members and staff are: Chair Carolyn McHugh, Vice Chair Greg Kernan, Rob Reed, Richard Holler, Steve Jones, Maria Buehler and John Toohey.

Carolyn Sunderland, Planning Commission Administrator 410-535-1600 x2380
Becky Parkinson, Clerk to the Planning Commission 410-535-1600 x2377

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