Harry Lerch to Speak on ‘Planners, Politicians and How Montgomery County Got This Way’

Land use attorney Harry Lerch is one of the featured speakers who will be discussing “Planners, Politicians and How Montgomery County Got This Way” as part of the Montgomery County Planning Department’s winter speakers series. The panelists will focus on development in the county from the end of the First World War to the present day. They will examine the competing interests in approaching development, the strategic decisions of governing regimes and the evolution of public engagement within the planning process. The session kicks off the series, titled “A Once and Future County: Lessons on How Planning Politics Shaped Montgomery County.” It will be held on November 12, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 in at the Montgomery County Planning Department offices in Silver Spring and also will be streamed live online. For more details, visit http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/department/onceandfuture/.

For more than 40 years, Harry Lerch’s  practice has been focused in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, zoning, planning, traffic mitigation, historic preservation and legacy open space.Prior to joining Lerch Early in 1970, Harry served as general counsel for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. During his tenure at M-NCPPC, he oversaw the purchase of more than 14,000 acres of park land and was responsible for drafting numerous items of legislation affecting zoning, subdivision and planning in Montgomery County and throughout the state of Maryland.