Meet the Planning Staff: Michael Bayer

Michael Bayer joined the Maryland Department of Planning in November as the Manager of Infrastructure and Development. In this position, he serves as the department’s designee on the Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC), helps to execute the annual work plan for the Maryland Department of Transportation, manages the Smart Growth Information Clearinghouse, and supports a variety of redevelopment initiatives, including Reinvest Maryland.

A Wisconsin native, Michael has lived and worked in Maryland since 1999, most recently as a principal planner in Calvert County. He has also worked for Baltimore County and three planning firms, collaborating with other Maryland planners and Planning staff along the way. He wrote Cecil County’s most recent comprehensive plan, contributed to several sub-regional plans in Prince George’s County, and developed the Water Trails Plan for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Master’s of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

To discuss his current projects, please contact Michael at

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