Historic Preservation Staff
Howard BergerSupervisorPhone: 301-952-4712Howard Berger joined the Planning Department in 1988. During his tenure, he has participated in all aspects of preservation, including research and documentation, regulatory and tax credit review, and publication of the 2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan. He graduated from Hamilton College (B.A. in Government) and has completed graduate work in historic preservation at George Washington University. He has been active in numerous non-profit preservation organizations, most notably the DC Preservation League.
Jennifer StablerArcheology Planner CoordinatorPhone: 301-952-5595Jennifer Stabler is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. Anthropology, M.A.A. Anthropology, Ph.D. American Studies), with a concentration in historical archeology and cultural landscapes. She has participated in cultural resource management projects across the United States and has archeological work experience in Israel and Italy. Ms. Stabler joined M-NCPPC in 2006 and is responsible for reviewing all subdivision applications for impacts on archeological resources. She is also conducting a comprehensive survey of local historic cemeteries.
Daniel TanaPlanner CoordinatorPhone: 301-952-3574Daniel Tana is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. Art History and Archeology, Master of Historic Preservation) and Prince George's County native. He joined the Planning Department in June 2017 and is responsible for managing the County Historic Property Grant Program and Historic Preservation Easement Program.
Thomas GrossPlanner CoordinatorPhone: 301-952-3681Thomas Gross joined the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Section in March 2017. Tom has a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation and a Master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park and an undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William and Mary. Tom serves as staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission and is also responsible for the evaluation of historic properties, the review of Historic Are Work Permits (HAWPs) and Preservation Tax Credit applications and the review of development referrals affecting historic resources.
Tyler SmithSenior PlannerPhone: 301-952-5902
Tyler Smith has a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an undergraduate degree in History and Studio Art from Warren Wilson College (North Carolina). He joined the Historic Preservation Section in 2017 and his responsibilities include the survey and documentation of historic resources, the review of Historic Are Work Permits (HAWPs) and Preservation Tax Credit applications and review of development referrals affecting historic resources.
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Duties & Responsibilities
Historic preservation staff provide support to the Historic Preservation Commission through the review of historic area work permits, preservation tax credits, the preparation of architectural surveys, historic district studies, and preservation outreach.
Staff also provide advice to historic property owners on property maintenance and preservation. The section produces historic preservation plans and publications on community history and development, architecture and architectural history, and design guidelines. The Historic Preservation Section maintains a resource library that has files on all documented properties.