May 19, 2021
Management consultant, former county Human Rights Commissioner and experienced arbitrator, Commissioner Patterson enters second consecutive term as Planning Board member
WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Council unanimously reappointed Tina E. Patterson, to the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at its virtual meeting. Patterson, who was first appointed in 2017, will serve a second consecutive four-year term on the Planning Board and as a commissioner for M-NCPPC.
“I am honored to continue serving on the Planning Board and I thank the County Council for this responsibility,” said Commissioner Patterson. “I look forward to bringing more community members into the planning process as we work to create a more equitable and just future for the county.”
Since her appointment to the Montgomery County Planning Board, Patterson has made contributions to the Board, Planning Department and Department of Parks. She has been active in planning decisions and community engagement efforts for the Bicycle Master Plan, the Subdivision Staging Policy update, now titled the Growth & Infrastructure Policy, the Shady Grove Minor Master Plan Amendment, the new Wheaton Headquarters building and the update to the county’s General Plan – Thrive Montgomery 2050. Commissioner Patterson has also been an advocate for the Josiah Henson Museum, she has supported community gardens to mitigate food insecurity, has championed the acquisition of the Parks’ Enterprise Asset Management application, been an advocate for the solar panel installation at South Germantown Park and she has been an advocate for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in the Montgomery Parks system.
Commissioner Patterson will continue to work on land use issues in Montgomery County such as growth, transportation, housing, parks and open space, environmental protection, agriculture, historical preservation and forest conservation.
Commissioner Patterson is also a former member of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission and in 2019 was appointed to the County’s Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission by the Montgomery County Council. In 2021 she was one of 15 public leaders nationally selected to participate in the Public Leaders for Inclusion Council 2021 cohort organized by America Indivisible.
“I congratulate Tina on her reappointment,” said Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson. “I look forward to continuing to work with her as we plan for our community’s future. We share a strong commitment to improving the use of data and information technology in all aspects of our work, and I especially appreciate her recognition of the importance of strengthening cybersecurity capabilities across the Commission.”
In addition to Patterson and Anderson, the Planning Board includes Vice Chair Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Partap Verma and Gerald Cichy.
Ms. Patterson is the owner of a management consulting firm headquartered in Germantown. She is an experienced arbitrator, mediator, and facilitator; for more than two decades has been involved in advocacy, education, and outreach on topics related to human and women’s rights. She is also a former member of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission and in 2019 was appointed to the County’s Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission by the Montgomery County Council. In 2021 she was one of 15 public leaders nationally selected to participate in the Public Leaders for Inclusion Council 2021 cohort organized by America Indivisible.