301-926-2256 [email protected]

Notices from the Mayor

  • Change in the membership of the Council: Gray Yachup resigned from the Town Council effective this month.  Barbara Raimondo nominated Sylvie Favret to complete Gray’s term and the Council unanimously approved the nomination. 
  • Contract Landscape and Maintenance Services—Request for Comment: The Town Council and mayor are proposing to continue the “experiment” of contracting for maintenance and groundskeeping through FY 23 (i.e., June 2023).  Your comments are solicited concerning successes and failures so far, and your suggestions for improvements to the task request process, and to the Request for Proposals that we will issue for these services in 2023. (You can view the 2022-2023 RFP here).

Upcoming Events and Dates of Note

  • Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 pm:  RASEC presents Community Stories: Food Traditions. Everyone has a story to tell. Every story needs someone to tell it. Food and the traditions wrapped around it tell us so much about where we are from and what we have been through. Storytelling is an essential way of handing down history and customs. This event will combine these two ideas and provide a forum to share and honor our heritages. We look forward to hearing your story. Use this link to register and let us know if you want to share a story or be an audience member.

News You Can Use


Resources to Learn More about the 2023 Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

 

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

Pfizer and Moderna have developed updated COVID-19 boosters, called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.  As of the middle of December, only about 32% of MoCo residents have received the bivalent booster shot [source].  If you have not yet received the bivalent booster, consider doing so.  If you’ve already had it, then you should wait until the next booster variation is produced and available.  Here’s more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Save a Life!

Montgomery County participates in Maryland’s Overdose Response Program and provides free Naloxone training and kits to the community.  The training provides information on common opioids, instructions on how to recognize an overdose and how to administer Naloxone properly.

 

Running Low on Covid Test Kits?

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


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Latest Documents

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.

Town Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Historic Preservation Commission
  • January 2023 Meeting
Planning Commission
  • January 4, 2023 Monthly Meeting

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.


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
Sylvie Favret

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

Historic Preservation Commission
Robert Gilmore

Lake
Sylvie Favret

Lighting
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Maintenance
Robert Gilmore

Maryland Municipal League
Robert Gilmore

McCathran Hall
Barbara Raimondo
[email protected]

Planning Commission
Christine Dibble
[email protected]om

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
Sylvie Favret

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]

Council Liaison
Robert Gilmore

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

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]


Gateway

Peter Nagrod
Chair
301-512-5771
[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 
Paula Puglisi
301-963-8555

Betsy Klinger
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]

 

In 2023, let’s resolve to…

Invest in big changes when the opportunity arises:

📝 Find out where your home energy consumption can be improved. Learn about conducting an energy audit.

🚘 When you’re in the market for a new car, look into electric vehicles.

🏠 When you have to make a change in how you heat and cool your home, learn about heat pumps.

🌞 Switch to electricity from renewable energy by subscribing to community solar electricity.

Make small changes in day-to-day habits, such as:

🪟 Manage window shades, blinds, and curtains: open them to welcome the sun’s rays to warm your home and close them to block the sun to keep your home cool.

🧛‍♂️ When phones, tablets, toothbrushes, and other devices finish recharging, disconnect them to stop the electrical drain known as vampire energy.

🧺 Spare the hot water and run your wash on the “Cold” setting; your clothes will almost always still come out clean and you’ll save energy.

The Sustainability Committee asks you to be aware of the energy you are consuming and work to use less whenever possible.

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