ROCKVILLE, MD — The Montgomery County Council today unanimously reappointed Kensington
resident John M. Robinson to a second four-year term on the Montgomery County Planning Board.
“For the past four years, John Robinson has served the residents of Montgomery County excellently,” said Planning Board Chairman Derick P. Berlage. “He continues to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and carefully weighs and balances all the factors in each item before us.”
“I’m proud to have won support to continue addressing quality of life issues in Montgomery County,” said Robinson. “I look forward to continuing our important work in creating well-designed neighborhoods and expanding our outstanding park system.”
Before his appointment to the Commission and the Planning Board in August 2001, Commissioner
Robinson served on the Planning Board’s Transportation Policy Task Force. Since 1988, he has served as a staff attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he provided representation on real estate finance and employment issues. And in his first federal career, he worked for 11 and a half years on the revitalization of the national railroad system.
A citizen activist for many years, Robinson has served as president of the following organizations: Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association; Noyes Children’s Library Foundation; the Kensington Historical Society; and the Allied Civic Group. In addition, he has co-chaired the Silver Spring Redevelopment Advisory Board and the Montgomery County Infrastructure Finance Working Group. He also serves on the Board of the Washington Area Housing Partnership.
Robinson previously served on the Commission on the Future, 2000, the Board of the Allied Civic Group and as Counsel to the Georgia Gateway Revitalization Corporation. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Swarthmore College, Robinson earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars and a member of the Real Estate Committee.
Robinson’s reappointment is subject to confirmation by the Montgomery County Executive.