CENTREVILLE — Amy Moredock has been named director of planning and zoning for Queen Anne’s County, moving up from principal planner.
Her new position was announced in a news release Friday, Oct. 16.
Moredock previously was the planning director for Kent County for nearly 17 years.
She and her husband Kevin Gilchrest, who is a teacher at Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown, are longtime Kent residents.
Moredock had been Queen Anne’s principal long range planner since June 2019. In that role, she chaired the Climate Resilience Plan workgroup, led Critical Area project reviews, draft update to the Critical Area program and Heritage reviews, according to a news release.
As the director, Moredock will provide management leadership to the Department of Planning and Zoning, which is charged with community planning, land planning, design management, project review, building code review, inspections and enforcement.
In the news release, Moredock said she is “excited to work with staff, the Planning Commission, and the community to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan so that we are in a strong position to update our Zoning Code to better serve the changing needs of the County.”
She said she is “energized by the opportunity to see the community successfully plan for a strong economy and a safe, resilient environment.”
One of her goals is to work closely with the Information Technology department to make electronic submittals of permitting and planning applications a viable convenience in the near future, according to the news release.
Moredock, who has been a professional planner in Maryland for nearly 20 years, was the director of Planning, Housing and Zoning in Kent County from September 2002 to June 2019.
The diversity of her experience has afforded her the opportunity to serve on many state boards and committees and to speak at statewide public forums.
In the news release, Moredock said she enjoys representing the local government perspective with her colleagues throughout the state and bringing a broader perspective back to Queen Anne’s County as a result of these connections.