ANNAPOLIS (September 13, 2010)—Governor Martin OMalley on Sept. 2 appointed two southern Marylanders to the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. Created and enacted earlier this year by the Maryland General Assembly, the Commission is charged with assessing and advising on the progress of State, regional and local planning in Maryland in achieving the goals of the State economic growth, resource protection, and planning policy.
Gregory Bowen was appointed as a representative from Southern Maryland. He is the Director of Planning and Zoning, Calvert County. He holds a Master of Science, Urban Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University. He is a resident of Calvert County.
Derick P. Berlage, Esquire was appointed as a representative from the Washington Metropolitan Area. He is former Chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board and also a former Montgomery County Councilman. He currently serves as the Director of the Department of Land Use and Growth Management, St. Marys County. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law.