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Interview With Planning Board Chair Anderson

Casey Anderson

Find out what Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson has to say about some of the plans and projects in Montgomery County in this extensive interview. Watch Here.

Contact the Chair's Office

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

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 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, welcomes public participation. Meet the Planning Board.

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

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Learn more

  • Review the letter (pdf, 200KB) from Montgomery County Planning Board Chair and the Prince George's County Planning Board Chair to Governor-elect Hogan and his transition team regarding the Purple Line. 
  • Learn about our latest accomplishments in our semi-annual reports.
  • 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.
  • See us on our cable program, Montgomery Plans.
  • Learn how park staff and planners acquire and manage parks, design communities, establish environmental protections, and preserve farms and cultural sites in our video library.
  • Stay Informed! Subscribe to our e-newsletter
  • 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.