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.

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. 

Contact the Planning Commission by email at

Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Rockville Channel 11.

Planning Commission Online Meeting and Public Hearing Procedures

Planning Commission
Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Second and fourth
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

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NameTerm Expiration
Eric Fulton, Chair
June 1, 2027
John Tyner, II
April 1, 2026
Sam Pearson
January 1, 2025
Suzan Pitman
December 1, 2024
Shayan Salahuddin
May 1, 2028
Jaime Ivan Espinosa
February 1, 2026