About Keep Calvert Country

Founding Members of Keep Calvert Country

Greg Bowen, AICP*

Greg Bowen was born and raised in Calvert County and worked for the Dept. of Planning & Zoning for over 30 years, the last six of which were as Director, until his retirement in 2011. He is currently the Executive Director for the American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT).

Miriam Gholl, AICP*

Miriam Gholl retired from P&Z in 2011 after over 31 years, the last several of which she helped draft Zoning Ordinances and amendments. In 2016, she helped form the Calvert Coalition for Smart Growth, serving on the Board of Directors as Secretary. 

Sue Kullen

Sue Kullen served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2004 to 2011 and since that time has remained active in the Calvert Community. She is currently a Project Manager with Seaside Institute and a Consultant with Planning Innovations.

Randi Vogt, AICP*

Randi Vogt was involved in the adoption of Calvert's first Comprehensive Plan ("The Pleasant Peninsula Plan"), which was adopted in 1974. She states that being involved in that process helped her decide she wanted to be a Planner. She joined Calvert P&Z in 1983 and retired in 2009.

Susan Dzurec

Susan Dzurec is a private citizen who volunteers her investigative skills and abundant energy to help Keep Calvert Country stay on top of current issues. She is former owner of Sweet Sue's Bakery in North Beach and is now retired.

Steve Kullen

Until his retirement in 2017, Steve Kullen worked as Watershed Planner for P&Z, where he was responsible for plan development & grant management. Prior to joining P&Z in 2007 & up until the present, he has served as Development Coordinator with Clean Islands International.

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About Us

“Keep Calvert Country” is a non-partisan group of Calvert County citizens who believe in an open government by the people and for the people. We love Calvert’s Rural Character and want to protect Calvert’s Quality of Life.

We are not anti-growth, but we want Calvert to grow no faster than its infrastructure. In other words, to "Grow Responsibly". 

Our Platform

Keep Calvert Country developed a Platform which lists the issues that are important to us, and then included details of how we believe those issues should be addressed. We use our Platform as a basis for all we do.

Blog

View our Blogs on current topics such as the updating of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, government happenings and the subject we all know way too much about: TRAFFIC!

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Now is a critical time in Calvert County. The new Comprehensive Plan proposes expansion of all Town Centers, plus higher-density residential areas in and adjacent to the TCs. We encourage all citizens to get involved now before it's too late! Use the button to join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook.