Planning Commission


Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission serves as a citizen review board on county planning decisions. The Planning Commission is both an advisory and decision-making body. Planning Commission activities include:

  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the Comprehensive Plan, town center master plans, and other policy plans necessary to guide county development.
  • Making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding zoning of land, amendments to the ordinances, the development of public structures and services, land acquisitions, and other development and growth related issues.
  • Reviewing and approving the recommendations for subdivision of land for residential and commercial use and proposed site plans for the future development of individual sites.

These recommendations and actions are performed in coordination with the Development Review Section and the Policy Section staff of Planning & Zoning.

Regular Meetings

Held monthly at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month (with the exception of December 2023 which is the second Wednesday, December 13, 2023). Special meetings/Work Sessions/Public Hearings are held as needed.
Watch past Planning Commission Meetings in our Meetings on Demand Library.

The 2023 Regular Planning Commission meetings are hybrid

Harriet E. Brown Community Center (HEBCC), 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, and online via Zoom.
Planning Commission meetings are also live-streamed. See Meetings-On-Demand page at:  

Members: There shall be seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Current members, which are term limited, are:
Chair Maria Buehler, Vice Chair Greg Kernan, Wilson Freeland, Dr. Richard Holler, John Toohey, Lisa Williams and Chris Gadway.

  1. Maria Buehler

    Chair Maria Buehler

  1. Gregory Kernan

    Vice Chair Gregory Kernan

  1. Wilson Freeland

    Wilson Freeland

  1. Dr. Richard Holler

    Dr. Richard Holler

  1. John Toohey

    John Toohey

  1. Lisa Williams

    Lisa Williams

  1. Christopher Gadway

    Chris Gadway


Name Title Email Phone Number
Carolyn Sunderland Deputy Director of Planning Email Carolyn Sunderland 410-535-1600 x2380
Tamara Blake-Wallace
Planning Commission Administrator/Secretary Email Tamara Blake-Wallace 410-535-1600 x2727
Becky Parkinson Development Review/Clerk to the Planning Commission Email Becky Parkinson 410-535-1600 x2377
Christine Finamore Principal Planner Email Christine Finamore 410-535-1600 x2321
 Olivia Vidotto Planner III Email Olivia Vidotto 410-535-1600 x2379
Amalia Pleake-Tamm Environmental Planner III Email Amalia Pleake-Tamm 410-535-1600 x2501
Jay Cousineau Planner I Email Jay Cousineau 410-535-1600 x2489
 Colleen Anglin Environmental Planner II Email Colleen Anglin 410-535-1600  x2332
Chris Goldsmith Development Review Coordinator Email Chris Goldsmith  410-535-1600 x2642