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No Little Plans is Casey Anderson's consulting firm, blog, and alter ego. Casey, the former chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is a lawyer and planner with a background in journalism, politics, opinion research and advocacy.

You can reach him by e-mail here or by phone at (202) 868-0915

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Casey's Background

Casey Anderson served for more than a decade on the Montgomery County Planning Board, the governing body responsible for planning and regulation of real estate development and parks administration in a diverse county of more than one million residents. As Chair of the Planning Board he:

  • Won approval from elected officials for dozens of land use and transportation plans to revitalize urban, and suburban and rural neighborhoods and commercial centers

  • Wrote articles and delivered presentations on housing, impact fees, gentrification, and other topics

  • Helped to manage 421 parks on more than 37,000 acres of land, including 500 athletic fields, a 270- mile trail network, six nature centers, and one of the nation’s top public gardens

  • Oversaw a $180 million operating budget, a $265 million capital budget and 1,150 staff

Casey and the Planning and Parks Departments won several major awards during his tenure, including:

  • The 2020 Excellence in Planning Award from NAIOP's DC-Maryland Chapter

  • Recognition as  the “most influential” unelected Montgomery County resident in a 2020 insider poll

  • The 2017 Prince Livable Communities Leadership Award for smart growth, transit and community revitalization from the Coalition for Smarter Growth

  • Endorsements for appointment to the Planning Board from the Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Club, and Action Committee for Transit in 2011, 2015, and 2019

  • The 2017 Gold-Level National Award for Transportation Planning from the American Planning Association for the Bicycle Master Plan's "level of stress" mapping tool

Before he was named Chair of the Planning Board, Casey founded a jury consulting firm after working as a congressional staffer, government relations executive, newspaper reporter, and lawyer in private practice. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Committee for Montgomery, the Woodside Civic Association and the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board.

Casey holds undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife Mary Boyle and their two children. He enjoys mountain biking, road trips, and finding new bargain restaurants.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

(202) 868-0915 

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