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GROVE ALERT
  • Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers - Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because our residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a challenge for the State Comptroller’s office when attributing the taxes collected to Washington Grove. It is critical that all Washington Grove […]
LATEST NEWS
  • Summer In The Parks 2018 - SITP 2018 Enrollment Form >>  It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of ...
  • HPC News & WG Historic District Nomination - Next meeting: Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. A NEW AND IMPROVED HISTORIC DISTRICT ...
  • Woman’s Club News - Please join us on Saturday, February 17, 2018, for our Annual Chili Supper! Wow, it’s time to pull out your favorite chili, corn bread or ...
  • Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers - Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because our residents do not ...
  • From the Mayor - Special Town Council Meeting: The continuation of the Special Meeting of the Town Council to address the petition requesting the Mayor and Town Council "to ...
  • Film Society News - Join your neighbors on Sunday, February 11, at 7 PM, for an acclaimed movie from Sweden, My Life as a Dog. Ingemar, 12, is too ...
  • Please, Don’t Feed the Wildlife - Acknowledging there are good, kind intentions to provide food to our 'wild neighbor' foxes, such actions often have negative consequences. Wild animals will become habituated ...
CONTACT US
McCathran Hall

300 Grove Avenue
PO Box 216
Washington Grove, Maryland
20880-0216

Town Office

Located in the lower wing of McCathran Hall, the office is usually open Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Town Clerk Kathy Lehman is available to answer your questions. Please drop by, call the office at 301-926-2256 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Office Hours:
  • Mornings
    M, T, Th, F » 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Afternoons
    Wed. » 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL
Intergovernmental

Mayor, Joli A. McCathran
301-869-5358
[email protected]

Historic Preservation Commission, Playground Committee, Shady Grove Crossing Liaison, WG Conservation Park

John Compton
240-432-5700
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness, Maple Lake, Safety

Pat Klein
301-977-8985
[email protected]

Forestry and Beautification, Maintenance, Memorials

Audrey Maskery
301-977-0582
[email protected]

McCathran Hall, Planning Commission

John McClelland
301-963-3328
[email protected]

Contracts, Woods Committee

Greg Silber
301-926-1854
[email protected]

Recreation, Roads & Walkways, Website

Shelley Winkler
301-330-6446

OFFICERS
Mayor

Joli A. McCathran
301-869-5358
[email protected]

Clerk

Kathryn L. Lehman
301-926-2256
[email protected]

Treasurer

Mary Challstrom
301-926-4498
[email protected]

Buildings & Grounds

Steve Werts
301-926-1668
[email protected]

COMMISSIONS
Board of Zoning Appeals

Marc Hansen, Chair
301-869-0926

Christine Dibble, Board Member
301-869-4334

Satoshi Amagai, Board Member
301-330-1336
[email protected]

Kathie Evans, Alternate Board Member
301-869-7816
[email protected]

Planning Commission

Peter Nagrod, Chairman Member
301-512-5771
[email protected]

John McClelland, Council Liaison Member
301-963-3328
[email protected]

Steve Werts, Member
301-926-1668
[email protected]

Deb Mehlferber, Member
301-670-0837
[email protected]

David Hix, Member
301-825-3737
[email protected]

Georgette Cole, Alternate Member
301-330-6740
[email protected]

Historic Preservation Commission

Robert B. Booher, Chairman
301-963-3935
[email protected]

Wendy Harris, Member
301-388-2195
[email protected]

John Compton, Council Liaison
240-432-5700
[email protected]

Gail Littlefield, Member
301-990-6567
[email protected]

Mimi Styles, Member
301-519-1957
[email protected]

David Stopak, Member
301-330-5446
[email protected]

Supervisors of Elections

Meredith Horan, Supervisor
301-926-1054

Nick Suzich, Chairperson
301-926-4810

Joe Clark, Board Member

COMMITTEES
Forestry & Beautification

Audrey Maskery
301-977-0582
[email protected]

Woods Committee

Joan Mahaffey (co-Chair)
240-631-8064
[email protected]

Patrice Klein (co-Chair)
301-977-8985
[email protected]

Vacant Homes Task Force

David Stopak
301-330-6446
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness Committee


Satoshi Amagai
[email protected]

Lake Committee

John Hutchinson
301-926-8767

Memorials

Audrey Maskery
301-977-0582
[email protected]

Recreation Committee

Emily Cavey
240-838-1840
[email protected]

Missy Yachup
301-947-4159
[email protected]

Election Committee

Meredith Horan, Supervisor of Elections
Nick Suzich
Joe Clark
Margo Cavenagh (Observer)

Saturday, 17 February 2018
  • Woman's Club Chili Supper
    Saturday, 17 February 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in McCathran Hall   More Details >>

Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Town Council
    Monday, 19 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm in Council Room 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD   More Details >>

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
  • Yoga
    Tuesday, 20 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in McCathran Hall   More Details >>

  • Historic Preservation Commission
    Tuesday, 20 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm in Council Room 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD   More Details >>

Thursday, 22 February 2018
  • Lake Committee
    Thursday, 22 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm in Council Room 300 Grove Ave.   More Details >>

Friday, 23 February 2018
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Town History – From the Town Archives_btn.1217

By Wendy E. Harris, Volunteer Associate Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s...

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Town History – From the Town Archives_btn.1017

By Patricia Patula, Town Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s archives....

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Town History – Street Signs_btn.0917

By Gail Littlefield, HPC member / photo by George Paine :: Hey, what’s the big deal about our street signs? Did you know our brown wood street signs with white letters, on wood posts, found at intersections throughout the Town, are a rare and endangered species?...

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Town History – From the Town Archives_btn.0817

By Patricia Patula, Town Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s archives....

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Town History – From the Town Archives_btn.0717

By Patricia Patula, Town Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s archives....

NOTABLE & OFFICIAL

HPC News & WG Historic District Nomination

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. A NEW AND IMPROVED HISTORIC DISTRICT NOMINATION FOR WASHINGTON GROVE By Wendy E. Harris Historic Preservation Commission For the past few months, the HPC (in...

From the Mayor

Special Town Council Meeting: The continuation of the Special Meeting of the Town Council to address the petition requesting the Mayor and Town Council "to declare as surplus parcels and sell the parcels according to the Town Policy for Sale of Surplus Land” was held...

Dog Park Work Group

The next scheduled meeting of the Dog Park Work Group will take place on FEBRUARY 10TH at 3:30 pm in McCathran Hall. Mark your calendars for the following 2018 meetings; Feb. 10th and March 3rd. All meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

EVENTS & RECREATION

Summer In The Parks 2018

SITP 2018 Enrollment Form >>  It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of fun and adventure! For decades, Washington Grove’s SITP program has been a unique, unparalleled camp for children to spend...

Woman’s Club News

Please join us on Saturday, February 17, 2018, for our Annual Chili Supper! Wow, it’s time to pull out your favorite chili, corn bread or coleslaw receips for our ever popular Annual Chili Supper, Saturday February 17, 2018, starting at 6:00 PM at McCathran Hall. We...

Swing Time Big Band to Play for Town Dance

Saturday, February 10, 2018 McCathran Hall, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Dance Instructor Frank Stanek will give a dance lesson beginning at 7 p.m. All free of charge. Come to dance or listen and shake off those wintertime blues! Sponsored by the Washington Grove Recreation...

SERVICES & ALERTS

Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers

Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because our residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a challenge for the State Comptroller’s office when attributing the...

Please, Don’t Feed the Wildlife

Acknowledging there are good, kind intentions to provide food to our 'wild neighbor' foxes, such actions often have negative consequences. Wild animals will become habituated to those food offerings and less wary of human presence. They will be emboldened to enter...

TOWG RELATED

Shady Grove Metro Station

Do you want a second access to the platform at the Shady Grove Metro to relieve current peak hour crowding? Several alternative plans for this were floated by WMATA several years ago. But nothing further has happened! Should Metro upgrade the Shady Grove Metro station...

Washington Grove Cares

In January, the post-holiday doldrums can get us down. Or maybe we've put off tasks that now must be done, or doctor's appointments that can't wait. Think about connecting with your neighbors through Washington Grove Cares if you need help and to find out if others...

Washington Grove Cares (WGC)

December holidays are coming with all their traditions, warmth and good fellowship. The holidays also bring many extra tasks—cooking and baking, decorating, shopping, etc. If you feel overwhelmed by these chores, you can look to WGC to ask for help from your...

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