Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Council Names New Planning Board Chair

Congratulations to new Planning Board Chair, Casey Anderson. Casey brings a very strong background to his new position and I look forward to working with him. Here's the press release:

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 15, 2014—The Montgomery County Council today named Casey Anderson as the new chair of the County Planning Board. He follows Chair Francoise Carrier, whose term expired on June 14. She did not apply for reappointment.

Mr. Anderson, who is currently a member of the Planning Board, was appointed by an 8-1 vote. Council President Craig Rice, Vice President George Leventhal and Councilmembers Phil Andrews, Roger Berliner, Cherri Branson, Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer voted in favor of his appointment. Councilmember Marc Elrich was opposed.

The Council received letters of interest from 18 applicants to fill the vacancy. Eight applied for chair only, two applied for board member only and eight applied for either chair or member. Council President Rice said today the Council will soon announce that it will be accepting applications to fill Mr. Anderson’s position on the Planning Board.

The Council today also set a salary of $200,000 for the position of chair.

Mr. Anderson is a Silver Spring resident. An attorney and community activist, he was appointed to the Planning Board in June 2011. Previously, Mr. Anderson served on the boards of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the Citizens League of Montgomery County and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Committee for Montgomery.

Mr. Anderson is a former vice president of the Woodside Civic Association and executive vice chairman of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. He holds undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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