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Montgomery County Council appoints two to planning board

by Lori Aratani

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday appointed Casey Anderson and Norman Dreyfuss to the Montgomery County Planning Board.

The two were among 14 people who applied for two seats on the board. The appointments will now be forwarded to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) for final approval.

Anderson, who lives in Silver Spring, is a long-time civic activist who has worked on the White Flint Sector Plan, the relocation of Walter Reed Hospital to Bethesda and the proposed construction of the Purple Line. He is also a director of the Washington Area Bicyclists Association.

Dreyfuss, of Potomac, was the developer of Leisure World in northern Silver Spring. He also serves on Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission. Dreyfuss had been serving on the board to fill out a partial term, which expired on Tuesday.

Montgomery’s five-member planning board serves as the principl eadvisor to the County Council on land use and community planning issues. Planning board members also serve as commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Board members are paid $30,000 a year.

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