301-926-2256 [email protected]

Notices from the Mayor

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 redirected from that single email address to the addresses of the mayor, all councilors, the Town Clerk and the Town Webmaster (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 Webmaster.
  • 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 webmaster to post your comments — it’s two steps for the webmaster 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.

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.

The Grove is Hiring

Swim Instructor and Lifeguards Needed at Maple Lake This Summer

Lifeguards are needed for Maple Lake this summer. Hours are from 12 noon – 6 pm, seven days a week (including a ½ hour break). The pay for a lifeguard starts at $17/hour. Lifeguards must be certified in lifesaving, CPR, and first aid (we can help pay for the training.) Call Tom Land for details. We also need a swim instructor for the month of July in the afternoons, and the pay is $20/hour. The Town offers free swim lessons for kids. If you’d like your kid to learn to swim for free, please help us find a swim instructor. If you can suggest someone, please call Sung Chang.

Upcoming Events

In the Grove…

  • Saturday, June 1, 9 – 10:30 am: Coffee and Doughnuts at the Woman’s Club. Have you been hankering to know more about WCWG history, and/or the history of Washington Grove? Hanker no further—come to the club house for the next coffee and doughnuts event to choose from an array of historical books!
  • Sunday, June 2, 3 – 6 pm: Woman’s Club Cottage and Garden Tour. Come enjoy Grover’s favorite pastime—touring each other’s homes and gardens!  The garden and cottage tours will be open from 3-5 pm, and will be followed by a wine and cheese event at yet another cottage. You won’t want to miss this event! It will be held, rain or shine!
  • Saturday, June 22, 2 pm: Youth Recital and Talent Show. Know a Grove kid, or a friend, grandchild or other relative of a Grover who might be interested in showcasing their talents in front of an audience? They could play an instrument, sing a favorite song, or perform a dance or gymnastics routine to music. Performers are welcome to perform solo or with a sibling, friend or group. Contact Renee Moloznik for more details.
  • Sunday, June 23, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Reckoning with Race. True stories involving race issues are told and the audience has an opportunity to comment. Emory Grove United Methodist Church, 8200 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. 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.  Learn more here.
    • Wednesdays, 7 pm, Soccer Field:  Summer soccer pick-up games.  Contact Mike Scott for more information.

… 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.

A Note on Post Office Box Rental Fees


Existing residents with a PO Box: If you are billed for the PO box you have had, that box, whatever size, will become no-fee! Only one box per residence.  When you are billed, take the bill and proof of Washington Grove residence (i.e. something with your physical address: MD drivers license, utility bill, bank statement) to the Acting Postmaster at the Washington Grove PO. He will take care of it.  If you already paid, the Postmaster should issue you a refund for your payment.

New residents who wish to get a PO box:  You will get a free box of the smallest size you if take proof of Washington Grove residence (i.e. something with your physical address: MD drivers license, utility bill, bank statement) to the Acting Postmaster at the Washington Grove PO. He will take care of it.  You can also choose to pay for a larger box.

Latest Documents

Town Bulletins

Older Town Bulletins: 

Town Council Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, Recordings, Transcripts

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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
  • May 2024 Meeting

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

Planning Commission
  • May 1, 2024 Meeting

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 Mary Challstrom or 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

 

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.

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