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Planning Commission
  • Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, starting at 7:00 p.m. *
  • Mayor and Council Chambers
    Rockville City Hall
    111 Maryland Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Rockville Channel 11
*Time and day are subject to change. Please contact the staff liaison with questions.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and agenda materials are generally available one week prior to each scheduled meeting. Minutes are available after approval by the Commission.
View Agendas and Minutes


  • Gail Sherman, Chair
    Term expires: April 1, 2020
  • Anne Goodman
    Term expires: July 1, 2018
  • Charles Littlefield
    Term expires: July 1, 2018
  • Don Hadley
    Term expired: November 1, 2015
  • John Tyner, IITerm expires:
    April 1, 2021
  • Jane E. Wood
    Term expires: February 1, 2021
  • Sarah Miller
    Term expires: February 1, 2021
About the Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a master plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary. The commission also:
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all applications for map and text amendments and project plans
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Appeals on all special exception applications
  • Reviews and decides on applications for site plans
  • Reviews and approves all subdivision plans and plats
  • Initiates and conducts planning studies and functions as are necessary in the overall planning operation of the City

Terms of members are overlapping and run for five years. The body elects its own chair each year.

Ex Parte Communications
Under Maryland Law, decisions on quasi-judicial matters must be based on information provided in the public record (written or oral testimony).  Therefore no communication should be held outside of the public hearing. The City maintains a list of development applications subject to the limitations on ex parte communications.

Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Committee
Find out about the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Review Committee, established by the Planning Commission to study the City's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and Standards.

Important Documents

Important Note

As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see link below), all applicants are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form.

Staff Liaison
Jim Wasilak |Email
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8211