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.


Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Teddy BakerJanuary 1, 2020December 31, 2024
Sharon Dobson, Vice Chair
January 1, 2014
December 31, 2023
Tom Jackson
January 1, 2017
December 31, 2021
Thomas (Tom) Leigh, Secretary
September 24, 2013
December 31, 2021
Robert (Bob) Priest
January 28, 2014
December 31, 2021
Jeffrey Reiss, Chairman
June 25, 2013
December 31, 2024
Sheila TolliverJanuary 1, 2018December 31, 2022

  • Planning Commission Attorney: Christopher F. Drummond, Esquire
  • Assistant Planning Commission Attorney: Sharon Brinster, Esquire
  • Clerk: John E. Shelton