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Kamenetz announces Planning Board changes

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced the appointment of Jonathan Herbst as a new member of the Baltimore County Planning Board, and will nominate current board member Scott Phillips as the board chair.

Phillips is an attorney specializing in business development for minority firms.

He has served on the Planning Board since October 2012.

He is a 1989 graduate of what was then the University of Maryland School of Law.

He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Virginia Union University.

His appointment as board chair needs County Council confirmation.

Herbst is filling the unexpired term of Ed Gilliss,who resigned as Planning Board chair to take a seat on the Baltimore County Board of Education.

Herbst, a business and real estate attorney, is a senior associate with the Towson firm of Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid.

He graduated from the UM School of Law in 2003.

The Planning Board, a 15-member volunteer board, plays a major role in formulating the county’s capital program and budget, as well as the county master plan, area and special plans, the comprehensive zoning map process and other functions.