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News Release, Calvert County Government

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Feb. 27, 2020 – Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning Chief Enforcement Officer Chris Breedlove and Public Works Deputy Director of Engineering and Highways Danielle Conrow have been selected to participate in Leadership Maryland.

The professional development program is dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting the state’s brightest leaders. Breedlove and Conrow are two of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 28th class, which will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five two-day intense sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health, and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity.

“Leadership Maryland is an incredibly competitive program and I am extremely proud that two of the county’s most talented, hard-working employees were accepted,” said County Administrator Mark Willis. “It is always a pleasure to support employees as they take steps to further their career. This program will provide valuable training to ensure our staff has the tools to be more effective leaders and help shape the future of our community.”

Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning Chief Enforcement Officer Chris Breedlove

Breedlove, a Southern Maryland native who currently resides in Chesapeake Beach, was hired with Calvert County Planning & Zoning in November 2010 as the chief of zoning enforcement. He is a veteran of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and a current member of the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department. He is an emergency services instructor for the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire Rescue Institute. Breedlove is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland class of 2018.

Conrow is a Calvert County native and current resident. She is a licensed professional engineer and was hired in 2015 as a civil engineer for Calvert County Government with a focus on transportation. She serves on the Local Advisory Committee for the Calvert Career and Technology Academy and on the Construction Management Program Advisory Council for the College of Southern Maryland.

Public Works Deputy Director of Engineering and Highways Danielle Conrow

She previously served on the advisory board and as a mentor for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Calvert. Before joining Calvert County Government, Conrow worked for 15 years in private industry on many high-visibility residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects across Maryland.

Conrow is the current and first female president of the County Engineers Association of Maryland, serving her fourth term on the board of directors. Conrow is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland class of 2019 and the National Association of Counties High-Performance Leadership Academy.


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