Westminster, MD, Thursday, October 28, 2021 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is encouraging Carroll County residents to apply for openings on the Carroll County Planning & Zoning Commission.  Interested residents can apply on the county’s website.

The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) is a seven-member group of citizen planners responsible for the development of the county’s long-range master plans and the development process.  Members serve an important role in our community by helping to prepare comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and subdivision regulations and to guide development within this framework.  Impartiality is required and the commission must abide by due process standards and avoid the appearance of impropriety. Generally, the PZC meets twice monthly; on the first Wednesday evening and the third Tuesday morning.   

Members of the PZC must be residents of Carroll County. Although no specific requirements are necessary, applicants with experience or education in planning, real estate, engineering, business, agriculture are appreciated.

Citizen participation is critical to the success of local government and the county needs resident’s skills, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. Advantages to joining a board or commission include making a difference in your community, helping facilitate positive change, gaining new skills, making great connections and learning more about how your local government works.  Learn more at https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/boards-commissions/.