301-926-2256 [email protected]

Town Government Overview

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 Council Members

Town Council Meeting

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.

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

The Town Hall is at the corner of Chestnut Road and Center Street. I hope you’ll drop in soon to a meeting. 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.

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].

TOWN COUNCIL NEWS

Town Council Meeting Agenda, December 10, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, December 10, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 2018-13; Ordinance Adopting Amendments to the Washington Grove Code of Ordinances Article X Election Procedures for Absentee Balloting,...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – proposed ordinance

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD. The purpose of this meeting is to take public comment regarding the proposed Ordinance No. 2018-13; Ordinance...

Town Council Meeting Minutes November 2018 – UNAPPROVED DRAFT

[Minutes Archive] 12 November 2018 | Approved: PENDING APPROVAL [TC Report – November 2018 – Approved: 12 Novembeer 2018] <!-- in attendance --> Mayor Compton called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:08 PM. In attendance were Council Members...

Town Council Meeting Agenda, November 12, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Town Council Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. | McCathran Hall Council Room Call To Order Approval of the Agenda Woods Committee Presentation to the Council Public Appearances – Please note the time allowed to speak will be limited to five...

Town Council Mtg + News

Next meeting: Monday, November 12, 2018; 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. UPDATE - Note: Early start time (7:00 p.m.) for the November Town Council Meeting to allow time for the Woods Committee to make a presentation to the...

Public Hearing Ordinance 2018-13; Election Procedures on 12.10.18

Working Draft: Introduction of Ordinance 2018-13; Election Procedures. Adopting Amendments to the Washington Grove Code of Ordinances Article X Election Procedures for Absentee Balloting, Provision Balloting, Resolution of Tie Votes, and a Bar to Political Activities....

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]

Buildings & Grounds

Steve Werts
301-926-1668
[email protected]

TOWN COUNCIL
Historic Preservation Commission, Roads & Walkways, Sign Restoration Project, WG Conservation Park

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

Planning Commission, McCathran Hall, Montgomery Municipal Cable Board, Census Liaison, FEMA Floodplain Coordinator

Charlie Challstrom
301-926-4498
[email protected]

Dog Park, Woods, Contracts, Shady Grove Crossing Liaison

Robert B. Gilmore
202-352-1877
[email protected]

Website, Communications, Recreation

Marida Hines
301-337-8476
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness, Maple Lake

Pat Klein
301-926-2256
[email protected]

Forestry and Beautification, Maintenance, Memorials, Playgrounds

Audrey Maskery
240-205-4756
[email protected]

COMMISSIONS
Board of Zoning Appeals

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

Satoshi Amagai
301-330-1336
[email protected]

Christine Dibble
301-869-4334
[email protected]

Kathie Evans (Alternate Member)
301-869-7816
[email protected]

Historic Preservation Commission

Robert 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]

Gail Littlefield
301-990-6567
[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]

Charlie Challstrom, Council Liaison
301-926-4498
[email protected]

Georgette Cole
301-330-6740
[email protected]

David Hix
301-825-3737
[email protected]

Deb Mehlferber
240-805-5406
[email protected]

Supervisors of Elections

Meredith Horan, Supervisor
301-926-1054
[email protected]

Joe Clark
301-869-7944
[email protected]

Nick Suzich
240-750-9289
[email protected]

COMMITTEES
Dog Park

Christine Dibble (co-Chair)
301-869-4334
[email protected]

Mary Warfield (co-Chair)
202-421-6006
[email protected]

Forestry & Beautification

Georgette Cole, Chair
301-330-6740
[email protected]

Audrey Maskery, Council Liaison
240-205-4756
[email protected]

Woods

Patrice Klein (co-Chair)
301-926-2256
[email protected]

Joan Mahaffey (co-Chair)
240-631-8064
[email protected]

Vacant Homes Task Force

David Stopak
301-330-6446
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness

Satoshi Amagai
301-330-1336
[email protected]

Maple Lake

John Hutchinson
240-997-5820
[email protected]

Memorials

Audrey Maskery
240-205-4756
[email protected]

Recreation

Emily Cavey
240-838-1840
[email protected]

Missy Yachup
301-947-4159
[email protected]

Intergovernmental

John Compton
240-432-5700
[email protected]

Joli A. McCathran
301-869-5358
[email protected]

MISC DOCUMENTS

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