Department of Planning Staff
Director - Lynda Eisenberg - Ms. Eisenberg directs the overall planning and development program under the auspices of the Carroll County Planning & Zoning Commission and serves as Secretary to the Commission. She is the County's empowered representative for the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, represents Carroll County on the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area board and the Maryland Association of Counties Planning Directors Affiliate.
Lynda Eisenberg firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-5145.
Planning Manager – Mary Lane - Ms. Lane oversees planning staff in daily activities. She is responsible for Zoning Code revisions and the comprehensive rezoning effort, as well as other legislative efforts. She is also responsible for leading the County's Transportation Master Plan and the County’s projects for the long-range regional transportation plan. Ms. Lane represents Carroll County on the Technical Committee for the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board and she represents the Department on the County’s Transit Advisory Committee.
Mary Lane email@example.com or 410-386-5145.
Administrative Assistant - Laura Bavetta - Ms. Bavetta assumes chief responsibility for coordinating the business calendar for the Planning Director; performs numerous administrative assignments delegated by the Director; and coordinates the scheduling of agenda items for the Department with the County Commissioners' Office. This position also serves as the Clerk to the Carroll County Planning & Zoning Commission, preparing and distributing Planning Commission meeting agendas, attending Planning Commission meetings, and preparing related correspondence and minutes.
Laura Bavetta firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-2132
Office Associate - Kathy Joy - Ms. Joy provides administrative assistance and support for the Department of Planning. She is responsible for all clerical activities within the Department. Ms. Joy also greets citizens and refers them to the appropriate staff.
Kathy Joy email@example.com or 410-386-5145
Meet the Planning Staff
Comprehensive Planner – Clare Stewart - Ms. Stewart is the planning liaison to Election Districts 4, 5 and 14. Ms. Stewart processes annexation petitions received from municipalities. Clare is the lead staff on the implementation of the Carroll County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and serves on the Regional Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Group for the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board. She also serves as the liaison to the Finksburg Planning and Citizens’ Council and assists with the development and implementation of the Sustainable Communities program. In addition, Clare serves on the Mason Dixon Task Force.
Clare Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-2258
Comprehensive Planner - Price Wagoner - Mr. Wagoner is the planning liaison to the Towns of Hampstead, Manchester as well as Election Districts 6 and 8. He is also responsible for the triennial update of the Master Water and Sewer Plan, as well as the spring and fall amendments to the plan. Mr. Wagoner serves as the office contact for the inventory of historic sites for Carroll County, is planning staff to the Historic Preservation Commission and reviews Historic Preservation and National Environmental Policy Act (106) reviews for the Department. He also reviews all Agricultural Preservation applications for the department.
Price Wagoner email@example.com or 410-386-2064.
Comprehensive Planner – Cody Spaid - Mr. Spaid is the planning liaison to the Cities of Taneytown and Westminster, as well as Election Districts 1, 2, 3 & 7. Mr. Spaid is assigned to assist on the Countywide Transportation Master Plan, as well as the annual Transportation Priority Letter to the state and the Highway Needs Inventory. He is the Department’s representative on The County’s Traffic Team. Mr. Spaid is the lead for the Annual Planning Report and monthly demographic reports for the County. He serves on the Cooperative Forecasting Group for the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board and keeps track of demographic data for the County.
Cody Spaid firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-2141
Comprehensive Planner – Matthew Farace - Mr. Farace is the planning liaison to the Towns of New Windsor and Sykesville, as well as Election District 11. He is assigned to assist on the County’s Master Plan Implementation initiative, particularly the comprehensive rezoning effort. Mr. Farace also coordinates the department’s response to planning and land use initiatives and legislation at the state level.
Matthew Farace email@example.com or 410-386-2137
Planning Technician – Hannah Weber – Ms. Weber is the planning liaison to the Towns of Mount Airy and Union Bridge; as well as Election Districts 9,10, 12 and 13. She is responsible for reviewing Board of Zoning Appeals cases and Zoning Administrator cases for consistency with the County’s Master Plan and other functional plans. Ms. Weber assists in Master Plan implementation efforts and with the Comprehensive Rezoning effort.
Hannah Weber firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-2139
Planning /GIS Technician – Kathleen Comber - Ms. Comber is the Department’s GIS analyst and technical support. This position prepares maps and GIS data for various planning projects such as the Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan and Board of Zoning Appeals cases.
Kathleen Comber email@example.com or 410-386-2023
Planners' Geographic Areas of Responsibility