Meet the Planning Staff
Sylvia A. Mosser, AICP, joined the Maryland Department of Planning as a Resource Conservation Planner on July 4, 2018 – but technically her first day “on the job” was “off” due to the holiday!
Sylvia’s primary role has been designing and implementing Planning’s new Brownfield Redevelopment Outreach Program to spur assessment, remediation and beneficial reuse of otherwise contaminated and/or vacant properties throughout the state (see above). Other responsibilities include coordinating the review of projects related to the reuse, new or redevelopment of federal and state property within Maryland to comply with State requirements, as well as contributing to the review of county and municipal water and sewer plans.
Having previously worked for an environmental consulting firm in New Jersey as the due-diligence lead and project manager for commercial and industrial environmental assessment, investigation and remediation projects, Sylvia is a relatively recent transplant to Baltimore. She earned her undergraduate degree in Professional Writing with a minor in Minority Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and went on to earn her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) with a concentration in Environmental Planning from Rutgers University.
Sylvia loves Halloween and says she “looks forward to autumn and the scariest-of-all-holidays as soon as the sun sets on Labor Day.” Last year she came to work ready to scare crows, much to the delight of her crow-workers! This year she wore her ulna, radius and most definitely her humerus on her sleeve. Make no bones about it, her costumes are terrific. In an effort to keep the costuming going into the “next best season,” she often hosts themed Christmas parties, such as Ugly Sweater, 1950s, Medieval Christmastide, and Mele Kalikimaka.
A belated welcome to Planning and a warm Mahalo to Sylvia!