Anne Arundel Announces Steven Kaii-Ziegler as New County Planner

Steven Kaii-Ziegler (Source: Charles County Government)

Anne Arundel County announced in a press release (2019-07-09) that Steven Kaii-Ziegler would become the new county planner on July 31. Kaii-Ziegler will replace current county planner Phil Hager, who has been in the role since July, 2017. According to the press release, Hager will move to a new role working directly with the County Executive’s Office on redevelopment projects.

Kaii-Ziegler is currently serving as the Charles County Planning and Growth Management Director and has been involved overhauling the County’s development review process and the adoption of Watershed Conservation District for Mattawoman Creek. A veteran of county government, Kaii-Ziegler has also served as a planning director for Frederick, Harford, and Queen Anne’s Counties, as well as holding positions with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

From the press release:

“Steve is a forward-thinking professional who has led the planning offices in four Maryland counties,” said County Executive Pittman. “He is an innovative leader with expertise in climate change, smart growth, sustainable infrastructure, and community engagement. Steve shares my passion for land preservation, environmental protection, and sustainable growth, and he knows how to get there.” …

“As a longtime Annapolis resident, I am pleased to bring my experience home to Anne Arundel County,” said Mr. Kaii-Ziegler. “I look forward to working with County Executive Pittman and the dedicated staff at the Office of Planning and Zoning to implement a smart and sustainable vision for the future of the place where I live.”

“Phil has been an outstanding public servant to our county,” said County Executive Pittman. “I thank Phil for his service and look forward to working with him in his new role.”