301-926-2256 [email protected]

Notices from the Mayor

Attending Council Meetings via Zoom
Council meetings are held at the same Zoom web address every month; click here to join a meeting.  To view the agenda, click on “Town Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes” under the “Latest Documents” heading on this page.
How to raise your hand: Move your mouse on the Zoom screen until you see at the center bottom icons with words underneath them like Participants, Chat, etc.  Click on Reactions (has a smiley face above it), then on Raise hand.  A yellow raised hand will appear next to your face/name, and will disappear once the mayor has called on you.

 

Want to write the Mayor and Council about Whatever’s on Your Mind? 
There’s a NEW Way to Do It!
Starting immediately, should you wish to write the mayor and council, you can send your message to a single email address: [email protected].  Your message will be automatically redirected from that single email address to the addresses of the mayor, all councilors, the Town Clerk and the Town Web Manager (for posting on this page of the website).

  • There is no requirement that you send your message this way; you can still hand-type a letter on your old IBM Selectric, if you choose, or handwrite it using a quill and parchment.  The letter should be addressed to the mayor and all councilors, with cc’s to the Town Clerk and Town Web Manager.
  • BUT if you want to send your message via email and want it to be considered official correspondence, using [email protected] is the only way to do it; do NOT email the entire council using their separate email addresses.  You are of course free to email a single councilor, or just the mayor, with any thoughts or concerns that you do not believe rise to the level of official correspondence.
  • Please PLEASE send your comments to [email protected] as a PDF, Word or Google Docs attachment to your email rather than putting your comments directly in the email itself.  Doing so makes it MUCH easier for the web manager to post your comments — it’s two steps for the web manager to get your comments online instead of about ten steps.

View even more detailed information on the Written Testimony and Correspondence from Town Residents to the Town Council page.

Upcoming Events

In the Grove…

  • Saturday, July 13, 8:30 am:  Weed Warrior Event. Volunteers will meet at the junction of Ridge Rd. and Oak St. for a work party in the Conservation Park supervised by Silvia Nuñez, a Natural Resources Specialist with the Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior program. Register for this event here. Alternately you may register at the start of the event if there are still spaces available. Students 16 and older can participate and earn SSL hours.
  • Sunday, July 21, 1:30 – 3:30 pm:  Last of four sessions of Reckoning with Race. True stories involving race issues are told and the audience has an opportunity to comment. NOTE: There is a change in the location for this session. Instead of the Washington Grove Woman’s Club, the location is the Washington Grove United Methodist Church, 303 Chestnut Rd., Washington Grove MD 20880. For those with mobility issues, we invite you to attend via Zoom. Light Refreshments will be served. Register here.
  • Weekly Events:
    • Tuesdays, 6 – 7 pm, McCathran Hall:  An all-levels slow-flow yoga class with Ingeborg McCright.  RSVP to Eva Patrone and bring a waiver form (PDF) to your first class.  Classes are free to Grove residents, with a suggested donation of $5-$10, and are $10 for non-residents.  Ingeborg accepts cash or check.  Learn more here.
    • Wednesdays, 11 am – 12:15 pm, McCathran Hall:  Tai chi with Claire Rosser.  Sessions are free to all.  No sessions will be held in July.  Learn more here.
    • Wednesdays, 7 pm, Soccer Field:  Summer soccer pick-up games.  Contact Mike Scott for more information.
    • Thursdays, June 27 through July 25, 7 pm:  Summer Session of Art Night will be held in the Town Hall (either in the main hall or Council Room). Contact Marida Hines to learn which supplies you will need to purchase and to indicate your preferences about drawing in charcoal and pencil; venturing outside and drawing from life; or working in your favorite color medium.

… and Nearby

Casey Community Center Farmers Market

Every Thursday through November 30, 11 – 2:30 pm:   Enjoy some fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables; come get some eggs, beef or pork ready to put on the grill; bring home some savory homemade breads or artisan sweets; get some fresh ground coffee.  See their food truck calendar and learn more about the market. Casey Community Center, 810 South Frederick Avenue.

Local Transportation

MARC Brunswick Line:  View the schedule and map | View alerts

MTA Bus from Shady Grove station to BWI Airport:  View the schedule and map

Ride-On Bus:  View maps and schedules for nearby routes:  Route 57  |  Route 61

Metrorail: Trip Planner  View all alerts: Weekday | Weekend

Transit nerds: Check out MetroHero’s data on the operational performance in real time of Metrorail  MARC trains  |  Ride On bus routes.  MetroHero also displays real-time “where’s my train?” maps for the Red Line.

Latest Documents

Town Bulletins

Older Town Bulletins: 

Town Council Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, Recordings, Transcripts

  • July 2024 Meeting
    • Minutes – not yet available
    • AI Summary (PDF)  Note:  Posting this summary, generated by Zoom AI, is not intended to replace the minutes.  Since the content of this document is AI-generated, it may be inaccurate or misleading.  It is posted solely as a convenience, and will be removed once the minutes have been posted.
    • Recording (on YouTube)
    • Transcript (.txt file)
    • Agenda (PDF)

Should you wish to review draft minutes, or view a recording or read a transcript of a meeting that occurred prior to 2024, please contact the town clerk or the mayor.  Older agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas and Minutes of the Town Council and Commissions page.  You can view all recordings of Council meetings, beginning in 2024, on the Town Council meetings playlist of our YouTube channel.

Historic Preservation Commission
  • June 2024 Meeting

Older agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas and Minutes of the Town Council and Commissions page.

Planning Commission

Older agendas and minutes can be found on the Agendas and Minutes of the Town Council and Commissions page.

Contact Information

Mayor and Town Councilors and their Areas of Responsibility

Mayor
John Compton
240-432-5700
[email protected]
The Mayor is responsible for all intergovernmental relationships and activities.


Need to contact the Town Office at 301-926-2256, or email the Office at [email protected].  Want to write the mayor and all councilors?  Please write to [email protected].

Contracts
Rob Gilmore

Dog Park
Mary Warfield

Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Kriss Grisham

Forestry and Beautification (includes memorials)
Barbara Raimondo

Gateway
Peter Nagrod

Historic Preservation Commission
Barbara Raimondo

Lake
Mary Warfield

Lighting
Kriss Grisham

Maintenance Coordination
Peter Nagrod

Maryland Municipal League
John Compton

McCathran Hall
Kriss Grisham

Montgomery Municipal Cable
John Compton

Planning Commission
Peter Nagrod

Racial and Social Equity
Rob Gilmore

Recreational Events/Committee/Facilities (Woodward Park, Playground and Tennis Courts)
Eva Patrone

Roads
Rob Gilmore

Shady Grove Crossing
Rob Gilmore

Shared Use Path
Barbara Raimondo

Sustainability
Mary Warfield

Walkways
Peter Nagrod

Washington Grove Conservation Park (Upper Meadow) and Piedmont Crossing Local Park (Lower Meadow)
Kriss Grisham

Website and Communications
Barbara Raimondo

Woods
Eva Patrone

Town Office Contact Info; Notaries

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 9:30am – 12:30pm; and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Town Clerk Kathy Lehman is available to answer your questions. Please drop by, call the office at 301-926-2256 or send an email to [email protected].

Notaries
Contact Amanda Roberts.

Staff Directory

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

Treasurer
Jean Moyer
301-775-1168
[email protected]

Boards and Commissions

Board of Supervisors of Elections
Nick Suzich, Supervisor
Mary Blake, Observer
Margaret Cavenagh
Joe Clark
Dave Hix

Board of Zoning Appeals
Satoshi Amagai
Charlie Challstrom
Kathie Evans

Historic Preservation Commission
Bob Booher, Chair
Robert Gilmore, Council Liaison
Bill Earl
Wendy Harris
David Stopak
Mimi Styles
Samantha Suzich, Alternate

Planning Commission
Georgette Cole, Chair
Peter Nagrod, Council Liaison
Sung Chang, Alternate
Jonathan Dail
Sylvie Favret
Robert Johnson

Volunteer Committees

Dog Park
Liz Gillanders, Chair

Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Dave Lutter, Chair

Forestry & Beautification (F&B)
Georgette Cole, Chair

Gateway
Jonathan Dail, Chair

Lake
Tom Land, Chair

Lighting
Virginia Quesada, Chair

Racial and Social Equity (RASEC)
Paula Puglisi, Leadership Team 

Recreation
Lisa Bielen, Co-Chair
Kristina Kough, Co-Chair

Sustainability
Bob Booher, Chair

Woods
Patrice Klein, Co-Chair
Joan Mahaffey, Co-Chair

 

No tickIt’s Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Season

Learn on the “Resources To Get Through Tick Season” page:

  • which kinds of ticks are prevalent in Maryland,
  • how to avoid and remove ticks, and
  • about the many different illnesses caused by tick-borne bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Spotted Lanternflies are another pest, and they’ve now been spotted in the Grove.

Learn on the “Out, Out, Damned Spot[ted Lanternfly]!” page:

  • what they look like,
  • why they are bad,
  • what to do about them,
  • who to report sightings to, and
  • about look-alike bugs that should be left alone.
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