Recently Montgomery County Council voted to appoint Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board.
Montgomery County Council appointed Carol Rubin to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Councilmembers recognized Ms. Rubin’s experience at the Montgomery County Planning Department, as well as her ability to navigate complicated negotiations and her analytical and legal skills.
“Ms. Rubin has dedicated over 20 years to public service in Montgomery County, including 16 years with Park and Planning,” said Council President Tom Hucker. “We are thrilled that she will bring her passion for Montgomery County, in-depth knowledge and breadth of experience to the Planning Board.”
“Ms. Rubin’s long career in public service has prepared her well for this role,” said Councilmember Hans Riemer, who serves as chair of the Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee. “I am confident she will make an excellent addition to the Planning Board and continue their work to achieve our shared goals of abundant housing, green, efficient transportation, and a high-functioning economy that benefits all corners of the County.
Public service has been an essential focus throughout Ms. Rubin’s career. She recently retired as a special project manager for the Montgomery County Planning Department. Prior to that, she served as acting deputy planning director with oversight responsibility for the Divisions of County Wide Planning and Policy, Management Services, Information Technology, and Innovation and Research and Strategic Projects. Mr. Rubin also served seven years as assistant county attorney in the Office of County Attorney.
Members of the Planning Board serve as the Council’s principal adviser on land use planning and community planning. Planning Board members also serve as commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Some responsibilities concerning planning include the development of the County’s General Plan, master plans and functional plans, the formulation of subdivision regulations, and the preparation of, or recommendations on, text amendments to the Montgomery County Zoning Code.