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Jody Kline Honored by Audubon Naturalist Society as Volunteer of the Year

Posted November 1, 2022 at 2:51 PM

Miller, Miller & Canby land use attorney Jody Kline was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” on October 20 at the annual meeting of the Audubon Naturalist Society.  The award was given “in recognition of {Kline’s} skilled and tireless pro bono legal representation.”

Over the past several years, Kline’s legal counsel to the Society has covered a wide range of issues related to use and development of its 40-acre sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Among other accomplishments, Kline assisted the organization with modifying its special exception approval for fencing and securing approvals to regrade and resurface a nature trail. He also orchestrated approval of a major modification of Audubon’s special exception to create an expansive “Nature Play Space”, a process that involved public hearings before the Montgomery County Planning Board, the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings and the County Board of Appeals.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for work that promotes nature,” said Kline. “Supporting this organization, which is building a greater and more diverse community of environmental stewards committed to preserving our region’s natural resources, has been a very rewarding experience,” he added.

The mission of the Audubon Naturalist Society, newly-branded as Nature Forward, is to inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC region to “appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.” 

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Jody Kline joined Miller, Miller & Canby in 1974, has been a principal of the firm since 1981 and has served as head of the Land Development practice area since that time. Jody’s practice concentrates on land use, zoning, subdivision and planning law in Montgomery County and the municipalities within the county. He has represented clients in many of the County’s planning and economic development initiatives. His areas of expertise include zoning, special exceptions, conditional uses, building variances, sign variances, subdivision, master planning, building permit issuance, and administrative and real estate matters related to land development. He represents private clients, non-profit entities and municipal corporations and agencies. Learn more about Miller, Miller & Canby’s Land Use and Zoning practice by clicking here or contact Jody at 301.762.5212.