Pantelides submits candidate for Planning and Zoning Director

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Annapolis Mayor, Michael J. Pantelides

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced his recommendation for the Planning and Zoning Director. He will request confirmation at the December 22nd City Council meeting.

Clement (Pete) Gutwald has more than 25 years of professional planning experience, including serving as the Harford County Director of Planning and Zoning since 2005. Prior to that, he served as the County’s Comprehensive Planning Division Chief. Among Mr. Gutwald’s career accomplishments was rewriting a 25 year old Harford County Zoning Code with very little opposition. He has extensive experience with Historic Preservation and Transportation plans, and completed the first Master Plan for Bicycle and Pedestrian use for Harford County.

“Now that Pete is on board, we can begin the critical analysis of our zoning code and create a more efficient approval process for residential and commercial developments,” Mayor Pantelides said. “We have a lot of work to do, including updating the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan.”

Mr. Gutwald has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. He is AICP certified (American Institute of Certified Planners), served on the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bay Critical Area Commission, and served as the Chairman of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board from 2002 to 2004.

“I am glad to know the city will benefit from Pete’s impressive background and outstanding reputation,” City Manager Tom Andrews said. “He has the ideal combination of experience and leadership skills needed to be successful in this position.”

Upon confirmation, Mr. Gutwald will make an annual salary of $128,475.32.

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