301-926-2256 [email protected]

More Composting Leads to Fewer Extreme Weather Events?  Say What?

When yard and garden vegetation and food waste are transferred to landfills and buried under piles of refuse, these organic materials degrade. Starved of oxygen, these materials release carbon in the form of methane, a greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to climate change.

But applying rich compost can keep carbon in the soil.  Less carbon emitted into the air decreases the effects of climate change, reducing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.  (And did you know that a single acre of land supplemented with compost can offset 75% of a car’s annual emissions!).  For more information on composting, see the Sustainability Committee’s Compost at Home page.

News You Can Use


 

Unfortunate Experience with a Local Cop?

You can now file a complaint through the new Montgomery County Police Accountability Complaint Form.

 

Running Low on Covid Test Kits?

Also, from WaPo, when you have Covid, here’s how you know you are no longer contagious.

 

Out, Out, Damned Spot[ted Lanternfly]!

Montgomery County is now part of a spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.  What does that mean and what must we do?  Learn more here.

 

It’s Tick Season

No tickLearn:


> Older News You Can Use items have been moved to the News You Can Use Archive.

Resources

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.


For Councilors with no contact information listed below, please refer to the phone numbers and email addresses shown in the Town Directory. If you do not have a Directory, please call the Town Office at 301-926-2256, or email the Town Office at [email protected].  Want to write the mayor and all councilors?  Please write to [email protected].

Borders
Eva Patrone
[email protected]

Contracts
Dave Cosson

Dog Park
Christine Dibble
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Gray Yachup
240-731-3742
[email protected]

Forestry and Beautification (includes memorials)
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Historic Preservation Commission
Darrell Anderson
240-506-2341
[email protected]

Lake
Gray Yachup
240-731-3742
[email protected]

Lighting
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Maintenance
Darrell Anderson
240-506-2341
[email protected]

Maryland Municipal League
Darrell Anderson
240-506-2341
[email protected]

McCathran Hall
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Planning Commission
Christine Dibble
[email protected]

Racial Equity
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Recreational Events/Recreation Committee
Eva Patrone
[email protected]

Recreational Facilities (Woodward Park, Playground and Tennis Courts)
Eva Patrone
[email protected]

Roads and Walkways
Gray Yachup
240-731-3742
[email protected]

Shady Grove Crossing
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Sustainability
Dave Cosson

Washington Grove Conservation Park
Dave Cosson

Website and Communications
Christine Dibble
[email protected]

Woods
Dave Cosson

Town Office Contact Info

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].

Staff Directory

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

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

Boards and Commissions

Board of Zoning Appeals

Marc Hansen
Chair
301-869-0926
[email protected]

Satoshi Amagai
301-330-1336
[email protected]

Charlie Challstrom
301-926-4498
[email protected]

Kathie Evans
Alternate
301-869-7816
[email protected]


Historic Preservation Commission

Bob Booher
Chair
301-963-3935
[email protected]

Darrell Anderson
Council Liaison
301-963-8555 home
240-506-2341 cell
[email protected]

Wendy Harris
914-388-2195
[email protected]

David Stopak
301-330-5446
[email protected]

Mimi Styles
301-519-1957
[email protected]


Planning Commission

Peter Nagrod
Chair
301-512-5771
[email protected]

Christine Dibble
Council Liaison
[email protected]

Georgette Cole
301-330-6740
[email protected]

Deb Mehlferber
240-805-5406
[email protected]

Jon Cohen
301-963-2894
[email protected]

Robert Johnson
Alternate
301-346-6267
[email protected]


Supervisors of Elections

Nick Suzich
Supervisor
240-750-9289
[email protected]

Joe Clark
301-869-7944
[email protected]

Margo Cavenagh
301-963-0294
[email protected]

 
Volunteer Committees

Borders
Peter Nagrod
Chair
301-512-5771
[email protected]

Dog Park
Mary Warfield
Chair
202-421-6006
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness and Safety
Dave Lutter
Chair
703-862-7445
[email protected]

Forestry & Beautification (F&B)
Georgette Cole
Chair
301-330-6740
[email protected]

Lake
John Hutchinson
Chair
240-997-5820
[email protected]

Lighting
Virginia Quesada
Chair
301-706-7933
[email protected]

Racial and Social Equity (RASEC)
Leadership Team 
Sylvie Favret
Co-Chair
240-899-3723

Betsy Klinger
Co-Chair
301-325-1956
[email protected]

Recreation
Emily Cavey
Chair
240-838-1840
[email protected]

Sustainability
Bob Booher
Chair
301-963-3935
[email protected]

Woods
Patrice Klein
Co-Chair
301-926-2256
[email protected]

Joan Mahaffey
Co-Chair
240-631-8064
[email protected]

 

Latest Town Bulletins

Older Town Bulletins:  Bulletins dated March 2022 or older are available here or here; Bulletins dated April 2022 or later are available here.

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