An Anne Arundel County news release (2017-07-11) announced that Phil Hager will become Anne Arundel County’s new Planning and Zoning Officer starting July 31. Hager replaces former long-serving Planning and Zoning Officer Larry Tom, who retired several weeks ago. From the news release:
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the appointment of Phil Hager as Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning Officer.
“As we embark on crafting the next General Development Plan, Phil Hager will be instrumental in making sure our County grows responsibly,” said Schuh. “I am excited Phil has agreed to bring his extensive planning experience to Anne Arundel County as we chart the course for the future.”
In 2012, Mr. Hager was appointed Director of Carroll County’s Department of Land Use, Planning & Development. He later became Director of the Department of Planning when the county departments were reorganized. In those roles, he managed and directed comprehensive planning activities such as comprehensive plan development and implementation, water & sewer infrastructure planning, economic development planning, transportation planning and public facility planning. Since 2015, Hager also has served as Carroll County’s Legislative Liaison and Director of Legislative Affairs.
From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Hager served as Executive Director of Allegany County’s Planning & Zoning Commission. In that role, he managed all aspects of County-wide Comprehensive Planning, including Natural Resources, Transportation, Land Use, Zoning, Subdivision, Economic Development, Historic and Cultural Preservation, Agricultural, and Recreation Planning.
“The Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning has a well-deserved reputation for excellence and I am very fortunate to have been selected to become part of this tremendous organization,” said Hager. “I am extremely excited by the prospect of pursuing my career in Anne Arundel County. The challenges and opportunities are incredible and I am looking forward to becoming part of this special team.”