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
Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, February 19, 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. Approval of Minutes – January 8,...
[Minutes Archive] 11 December 2017 | Approved: 8 January 2018 [TC Report – January 2018] Mayor Joli McCathran called the meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Council Members Audrey Maskery, John McClelland, Greg Silber, Shelley Winkler...
Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, January 8, 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. Approval of Minutes – December 11,...
Special Meeting of the Town Council Monday, January 4, 2018 | 6:45 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Pursuant to Section 10-508(a) 8., State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, part of this meeting may be conducted in closed session to consult with...
[Minutes Archive] 13 November 2017 | Approved: 11 December 2017 [TC Report – December 2017] Mayor Joli McCathran called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:34 p.m. In attendance were Council Members John Compton, Pat Klein, Audrey Maskery, Greg...
Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, December 11, 2017 | 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. Approval of Minutes – November 13,...
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)