Planning Commission

About the Commission

The Planning Commission was established in January 1961, after being created by the County Commissioners pursuant to the authority granted in Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

The Planning Commission has the powers necessary to enable it to fulfill its functions, promote planning and execute the functions of Article 66B. The Commission makes and approves plans they recommend to the Board of County Commissioners for adoption.


They meet the 2nd Thursday of every month and on an as-needed basis for special meetings.


MemberDate AppointedTerm Expiration
Teddy BakerJanuary 1, 2020December 31, 2024
Kathy Deoudes, SecretaryJuly 29, 2020December 31, 2024
Sharon Dobson, Chairman
January 1, 2014
December 31, 2023
Arthur Ebersberger
July 29, 2020
December 31, 2022
Tom Leigh, Vice ChairSeptember 24, 2013December 31, 2026
Jeffrey ReissJune 25, 2013December 31, 2024
Bill SylvesterJanuary 1, 2022December 31, 2026
  • Planning Commission Attorney: Christopher F. Drummond, Esquire
  • Assistant Planning Commission Attorney: Sharon Brinster, Esquire
  • Clerk: John E. Shelton