Zach Dreyer

Meet the Staff

by Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Photo – Zach enjoying a trail bike ride.

Zach Dreyer joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in December 2021 as a GIS planner. He has taken the lead on maintaining the department’s sewer database, and assists with tier map analysis, annexation mapping, Priority Funding Area (PFA) determinations, and mapping. He also sits on the Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, supports comprehensive plan reviews and analysis, and generates maps upon request for a variety of state agencies and jurisdictions across Maryland.

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Travis Beal

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Travis Beal joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) full time as a Lead Planner in December 2021. In this role, he primarily works on data preparation and analysis for internal use as well as data requests for local and partner state agencies utilizing data from various sources including the 2020 U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, among others which are available on the Planning’s State Data Center website.

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Sarah Diehl

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Sarah Diehl, AICP, joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in January 2021 as our only team member to be interviewed, hired, and on-boarded entirely remotely and mid-pandemic. Truly an other-worldly experience about which Sarah simply says, “I cannot wait to meet the rest of Planning in person rather than through a computer screen!” 

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Joseph Rogers

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Joe Rogers has had the dubious distinction of being our very last Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) team member to join the department prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, his first day on the job being only nine days before stay-at-home orders went into effect. It’s pretty safe to say that the experience of teleworking his first few months on the job are not exactly typical! 

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Cassandra Malloy

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Cassandra Malloy joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in November 2019 as an Administrative Specialist III in our Planning Services Division where she is in charge of the herculean tasks of keeping our massive contact database up-to-date and making sure the tremendous number of links on our website remain current.   

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