Meet the Staff: Susan Holm Llareus

Meet the Planning Staff

Susan Holm Llareus joined the Maryland Department of Planning in October 2019 in a dual role as a Supervisor and Regional Planner in our Local Assistance and Training Division. With degrees in landscape architecture and horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Susan comes to us from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), where she enjoyed many years as a planner within the Urban Design Section of the Development Review Division. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: David Cotton

Meet the Planning Staff

David Cotton may not be new to Planning, but we are pleased to feature him in this month’s Planning Practice newsletter as a means to celebrate his many accomplishments. Having served as regional planner for the past 20 years, Dave became Director of the Western Maryland regional office in October. Most recently, Dave stepped into an exciting new role as State Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government (See the related article on the ARC). Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Sylvia A. Mosser, AICP

Meet the Planning Staff

Sylvia, Halloween 2018

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! Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: David Marin

Meet the Planning Staff

David Marin joined the Maryland Department of Planning as a GIS Planner in June, 2019. Since starting, his primary responsibility has been assisting Planning’s Property Mapping Unit in keeping tax map products for Maryland’s twenty-three counties and Baltimore City up to date. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Ellen Mussman

Meet the Planning Staff

Ellen Mussman joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in February 2019 as a GIS Planner in the Geospatial and Data Analysis Unit. Her primary responsibilities include updating the statewide generalized zoning map and the water and sewer plan maps. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Sarah Lipkin Sularz

Sarah Lipkin Sularz joined the Maryland Department of Planning in February 2019 as a Regional Planner for Southern Maryland. Sarah Studied landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota and is currently en route to obtaining her professional license. Prior to relocating to Maryland from Minnesota, she worked as a Landscape Architect in a multidisciplinary engineering firm where she specialized in multimodal transportation design with an interest in green infrastructure. As part of her role with Planning, Sarah has been working with the Maryland Planning Commission Association (MPCA) by assisting with and planning regional workshops, video production, promotions, and otherwise enthusiastically supporting the organization. Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Emem Udo-Inyang

Meet the Planning Staff

Emem Udo-Inyang joined the Maryland Department of Planning in late 2018 as Outreach Coordinator for the Maryland 2020 Census effort. A native of Nigeria, Emem was born in Hong Kong and raised in Havana, Cuba. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University in Oklahoma and a master’s in International Affairs from the University of Baltimore. Emem previously worked as a program coordinator at Lutheran Social Services, a refugee settlement agency located in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he provided various services to both refugees and asylees who had been forced to flee their war-torn home countries. Continue reading