301-926-2256 [email protected]

Town Government Overview

Washington Grove is governed by a Council of citizens consisting of 6 elected Councilors and a Mayor. Elections are held yearly in May, with two councilor positions rotating for election each year.

Town Council Members

Town Council Meeting

Town residents are encouraged to attend Council Meetings and participate in “Public Appearances” in which issues are aired and discussed by Town residents urging some action by the Council.

There is a Town Meeting yearly in which Town Residents examine and approve (or ask for changes to) the coming fiscal year’s budget. When issues of significant importance are pending, a Special Town Meeting is often called to allow for an exchange of ideas. Each Councilor is liaison to (typically) two Town Committees, with responsibilities to attend meetings of those committees and report back on their activities. Individual Councilors are also responsible for administration of contracts for road maintenance, trash and recycling pickup, tree maintenance, and other ongoing upkeep efforts. Council meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Council chambers of the Town Hall.

The Town Hall is at the corner of Chestnut Road and Center Street. I hope you’ll drop in soon to a meeting. Most of the work in keeping the Town running, however, is performed by volunteers in the many committees including the Woods Committee, the Recreation Committee, the Lake Committee, the Historic Preservation Commission, and many others. Volunteerism is high, allowing an extraordinarily broad range of activities and events.

The Town Clerk, Kathy Lehman, is usually available in the Town Office between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and is available by phone at 301-926-2256, during those hours. After hours, you can leave a message at that number or an e-mail at [email protected].

TOWN COUNCIL NEWS

Town Council Meeting Minutes March 2018

[Minutes Archive] 12 March 2018 | Approved: 9 April 2018 [TC Report – April 2018] Mayor Joli McCathran called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:43 p.m. In attendance were Council Members John Compton, Pat Klein, Audrey Maskery, John McClelland,...

Town Council Meeting Agenda, April 09, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, April 09, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Call To Order Approval of the Agenda Public Appearances – Please note the time allowed to speak will be limited to five minutes. Potomac Disposal, Rick Levine,...

Town Council Meeting Minutes July 2017

[Minutes Archive] 10 July 2017 | Approved: 14 August 2017 [TC Report – August 2017] Mayor Joli McCathran called the meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:33 p.m. In attendance were Council Members John Compton, Patrice Klein, Audrey Maskery, and John McClelland....

Budget Work Session Agenda, March 26, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, March 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Call to Order Approval of Agenda Budget Work Session New Business Adjourn *The work session agenda is subject to change any time before or during the Council meeting....

Town Council Meeting Minutes February 2018

[Minutes Archive] 19 February 2018 | Approved: 12 March 2018 [TC Report – March 2018] Mayor Joli McCathran called the meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:31 p.m. In attendance were Council Members John Compton, Pat Klein, Audrey Maskery, John McClelland, Shelley...

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.
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]

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

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)

MISC DOCUMENTS

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