Historic Preservation Staff

  1. Thomas Gross

    Supervisor, Historic Preservation Section
    Phone: Direct: 301-952-3681 | Teams Mobile: 240-573-2585

    Thomas 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 provides oversight of all aspects of the Section’s work program, including historic property evaluation (Historic Are Work Permits (HAWPs), permit and tax credit review (Preservation Tax Credit applications), development review, and the grant and easement programs. He previously served as a staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

  2. Amelia Chisholm

    Archeology Planner II
    Phone: Phone: Direct: 301-952-4326 | Teams Mobile: 240-573-2731

    Amelia Chisholm is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (M.A.A. Applied Anthropology, concentration in historical archeology) and Mercyhurst College (B.S. Anthropology, concentration in historical archeology). She has spent the last 20 years as an archeologist in the Mid-Atlantic in a variety of non-profit, cultural resources management, and government positions. She joined M-NCPPC in 2022 and is responsible for assisting in the review of development applications for impacts on archeological resources.

  3. Tyler Smith

    Planner II
    Phone: Direct: 301-952-5902 | Teams Mobile: 240-545-5128

    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.

  4. Jennifer Stabler

    Archeology Planner IV
    Phone: Direct: 301-952-5595 | Teams Mobile: 240-573-2726

    Jennifer 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.

  5. Daniel Tana

    Planner III
    Phone: Direct: 301-952-3574 | Teams Mobile: 240-573-2669

    Daniel 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.

  6. Historic Preservation

    Physical Address
    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.