Charles County Appoints New Director of Planning and Growth Management

Charles County Administrator Mark Belton announced Thursday the appointment of Deborah Carpenter as director of the Department of Planning and Growth Management.

“Ms. Carpenter has an impressive breadth of experience working in county government, specifically in planning. She’s been a key leader in her field in both Garrett County and statewide,” said Belton. “I look forward to her knowledge and insight as the newest member of our Executive Leadership Team.”

From the press release:

As director of the Department of Planning and Growth Management, Carpenter will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing programs and functions relating to Charles County’s land use, development, public facility planning, property acquisition, and transportation. She will oversee and manage the Planning; Transportation; Codes, Permits, and Inspection Services; and Resource and Infrastructure Management Divisions.

Carpenter brings to the county 24 years of experience engaging in land use, transportation, environmental and infrastructure planning. Most recently, Carpenter served as the director for Garrett County’s Department of Planning and Land Management.

“I look forward to continuing the improvements within the county’s Department of Planning and Growth Management and advancing the County Commissioners’ goals and objectives, particularly in planning strategically for economic development and growth in the future,” said Carpenter.

Carpenter will begin her employment with Charles County Government on January 13, 2020.