Wendi Peters was appointed Special Secretary of Smart Growth by Governor Larry Hogan on August 24, 2017. Prior to her appointment as Special Secretary, she served as Secretary (2016-2017) and as Deputy Secretary (2015-2016) of the Maryland Department of Planning.
Secretary Peters has been a community leader for more than two decades, including two terms as an elected Councilwoman for the Town of Mount Airy. She has served in volunteer roles on the Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, Downtown Revitalization Committee as well as Committee Chair for the Maryland Municipal League and a mentor in the Business Volunteers Unlimited School and Business Partnership.
Secretary Peters is a graduate of Villa Julie College, Loyola University Maryland and is a Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, University of Maryland, College Park.
Secretary Peters was selected three times as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for her leadership, community service and mentoring which has earned her recognition in the Circle of Excellence. She was also inducted into the Mount Airy Hall of Fame for her leadership and commitment to community.
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