301-926-2256 [email protected]

Town Council

McCathran Hall

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.

Meetings

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. Council meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Council chambers of the Town Hall.

Councilor Responsibilities

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.

Volunteers

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.

Contact

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].

Councilors at table examining documents
CONTACT US
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 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].

Office Hours:
  • Mornings
    M, T, Th, F » 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Afternoons
    Wed. » 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OFFICERS
Mayor

John Compton
240-432-5700
[email protected]

Clerk

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

Treasurer

Mary Challstrom
301-926-4498
[email protected]

Jean Moyer
Treasurer - Effective July 1, 2021
301-775-1168
[email protected]

Buildings & Grounds

Steve Werts
301-926-1668
[email protected]

TOWN COUNCIL
Intergovernmental

Mayor John G. Compton
301-330-8264 home
240-432-5700 cell
[email protected]

Historic Preservation Commission; Maintenance; Maryland Municipal League

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

Contracts; Lighting; Wash. Grove Conservation Park; Woods

Dave Cosson
202-236-8833
[email protected]

Dog Park; Planning Commission; Playgrounds; Website and Communications

Christine Dibble
240-702-6719
[email protected]

Borders; Emergency Preparedness & Safety

Pat Klein
301-926-2256
[email protected]

Racial Equity; Forestry & Beautification; McCathran Hall; Shady Grove Crossing

Barbara Raimondo
301-792-2884
[email protected]

Lake; Recreation; Roads & Walkways

Gray Yachup
240-731-3742
[email protected]

COMMISSIONS
Historic Preservation Commission

Robert Booher
Chair
301-963-3935

Darrell Anderson
Council Liaison
301-963-8555 home
240-506-2341 cell

Wendy Harris
914-388-2195

Gail Littlefield
301-990-6567

David Stopak
301-330-5446

Mimi Styles
301-519-1957

Planning Commission

Peter Nagrod
Chair
301-512-5771

Charlie Challstrom
Council Liaison
301-926-4498

Georgette Cole
301-330-6740

Deb Mehlferber
240-805-5406

Jon Cohen
301-963-2894

Robert Johnson
Alternate
301-346-6267,

Supervisors of Elections

Meredith Horan
Supervisor
301-926-1054

Joe Clark
301-869-7944

Nick Suzich
240-750-9289

Board of Zoning Appeals

Marc Hansen
Chair
301-869-0926

Satoshi Amagai
301-330-1336

Christine Dibble
301-869-4334

Kathie Evans
Alternate Member
301-869-7816

COMMITTEES
Forestry & Beautification

Georgette Cole
Chair
301-330-6740

Audrey Maskery
Council Liaison
240-205-4756

Woods

Patrice Klein
co-Chair
301-926-2256

Joan Mahaffey
co-Chair
240-631-8064

Maple Lake

John Hutchinson
240-997-5820

Emergency Preparedness

Satoshi Amagai
301-330-1336

David Staneck
240-683-7147

Lighting Committee

Virginia Quesada
Chair
301-706-7933

Robert N. Johnson
Vice-Chair & Secretary
301-346-6267

Intergovernmental

John Compton
240-432-5700

Recreation

Emily Cavey
240-838-1840

Dog Park

Christine Dibble
co-Chair
301-869-4334

Mary Warfield
co-Chair
202-421-6006

Vacant Homes Task Force

David Stopak
301-330-6446

Memorials

Audrey Maskery
240-205-4756

TOWN COUNCIL NEWS

Town Council Mtg 06.14.21

Next meeting: Monday, June 14, 2021; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 297 850 640 Password: 074385 Actions at the...

Town Council Meeting Minutes April 2021

[ Minutes Archive ] 12 April 2021 | Approved ( as Amended ) 17 May 2021 TC REPORT – April 2021 – Approved: 22 April 2021 The unprecedented emergency health crisis poses a challenge to all - individually and collectively. To protect ourselves and do our...

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