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 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
Meeting of the Town Council Monday, June 11, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance 2018-02; Ordinance To Authorize Sale Of Land Occupied By Main Buildings Initially Constructed In Part On Land Owned By The Town Of Washington Grove....
Next meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the May meeting included: approval of Ordinance 2018-03; Adopting Town Budget and Tax Rate for FY 2019. introduction of Ordinance 2018-04; A Zoning Text...
[Minutes Archive] 9 April 2018 | Approved: 21 May 2018 [TC Report – May 2018] Mayor Joli McCathran called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Council Members John Compton, Pat Klein, Audrey Maskery, John McClelland, Greg...
New Council Members for TOWG. The areas of responsibility will be assigned at the TC meeting on June 11, 2018. Mayor, John G. Compton: 301-330-8264 (h), 240-432-5700 (c) [email protected] ******************************************** Darrell Anderson: 301-963-8555...
Public Hearing and Meeting of the Town Council Monday, May 21, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room ADMINISTRATIVE HOUSEKEEPING New Council Members Swearing In Election of Mayor Pro-Tempore PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance 2018-03; Ordinance Adopting Town Budget for...
[Mayor and Council History 1970 to Present] (provided by Charlie Challstrom)...
300 Grove Avenue
PO Box 216
Washington Grove, Maryland
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].
M, T, Th, F » 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. » 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mayor, Joli A. McCathran
Historic Preservation Commission, Playground Committee, Shady Grove Crossing Liaison, WG Conservation Park
Emergency Preparedness, Maple Lake, Safety
Forestry and Beautification, Maintenance, Memorials
McCathran Hall, Planning Commission
Contracts, Woods Committee
Recreation, Roads & Walkways, Website
Marc Hansen, Chair
Christine Dibble, Board Member
Satoshi Amagai, Board Member
Kathie Evans, Alternate Board Member
Peter Nagrod, Chairman Member
John McClelland, Council Liaison Member
Steve Werts, Member
Deb Mehlferber, Member
David Hix, Member
Georgette Cole, Alternate Member
Robert B. Booher, Chairman
Wendy Harris, Member
John Compton, Council Liaison
Gail Littlefield, Member
Mimi Styles, Member
David Stopak, Member
Meredith Horan, Supervisor
Nick Suzich, Chairperson
Joe Clark, Board Member
Joan Mahaffey (co-Chair)
Patrice Klein (co-Chair)
Vacant Homes Task Force
Meredith Horan, Supervisor of Elections
Margo Cavenagh (Observer)