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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

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Meet the five-member Planning Board

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About the Planning Board

The five-member Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, works to maintain and improve quality of life in our community. Acting upon such issues as growth, transportation, environmental protection, agriculture, historical preservation and forest conservation, the Planning Board affects your everyday life. In fact, the Board is largely responsible for setting land use and protecting parkland resources throughout the 323,000-acre county.

The Planning Board, which usually meets each Thursday in the auditorium at 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD, welcomes public participation.

More specifically, the Planning Board:

  • Considers large- and small-scale plans for new development
  • Provides guidelines for the pattern and pace of future development
  • Develops and manages Montgomery County’s nationally recognized 32,900-acre park system
  • Recommends to the County Council which sites receive historic designations

Contact the Chair's Office

Contact the Planning Board Chair through the Commissioners’ Office, 301-495-4605.

Learn more

  • Read our Rules of Procedure specifying how we run public hearings as well as how to testify before the Board.
  • Download the Planning Board rules used in enforcement proceedings.
  • Sign up online to testify
  • The Planning Board welcomes your input on items that come before them. We can accept speakers up to 10 days in advance of a Planning Board hearing.
  • Sign up for our weekly eletter, Parks+Plans