Meet the EDD: Taylor Yewell

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, July 25, 2016

Taylor YewellOur new blog series, “Meet the EDD,” will profile a member of our team each month. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County.

Taylor Yewell, WURC Manager, manages and supports redevelopment and revitalization projects in Charles County's urban areas and municipalities, including the Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor and the Towns of La Plata and Indian Head. He joined the EDD in 2016. Outside of work, Taylor runs a working horse farm and loves spending time with his “huge” family, including his three grown children, granddaughter, siblings and more.

Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD): What is your favorite thing about working for the EDD?
Taylor Yewell: Doing a job that will yield tangible results and working with a dedicated, highly professional and supportive staff.
EDD: What’s been your favorite project that you’ve worked on since joining the team?
All of the redevelopment projects in the County have unique challenges that make them interesting in their own right.

EDD: How do you describe your job to your family and friends (in laymen’s terms)?
TY: I help make good places better.

EDD: Describe Charles County in three words.
TY: Far from ordinary.

EDD: What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
TY: Piano. What better way to entertain a small group of family and friends in an intimate setting?

EDD: What’s your ideal way to spend the weekend?
TY: On the water, fishing or sailing with family and friends.

EDD: If you could travel back in time to any period in history, when would it be and why?
The 1890’s. It was such a transformative time in history, best typified by the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

EDD: What's the last best dish you cooked?
TY: Grilled fresh caught rockfish with grilled zucchini and corn-on-the-cob.
Want to get in touch with Taylor? Connect with him on LinkedIn or via email at

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