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County Council District 6 Candidate Forum, June 4

Please join us Saturday June 4 at 5pm to meet the Montgomery County Council District 6 candidates at the Civic Green.

WHERE: The RCA Civic Green @ Randolph Hills Shopping Center map
WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 5pm
RSVP to the Facebook Event


Meet & Greet for County Council and State District 18 Candidates

Please come out for what will be our biggest and highest profile meeting in years!

On Thursday, May 3, we will feature candidates for County Council District 4, County Council At-Large, State District 18 Senate, and State District 18 Delegate races- over 50 candidates in all! Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet all the candidates in one evening ahead of the June primary. As always, we will meet at the Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road, and the meeting will begin at 8pm.

When:  Thursday, May 3, 8pm
Where:  Viers Mill Rec Center, 4425 Garrett Park Road

This event is free and open to the public.


General Meeting, February 2

Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 8pm when we welcome County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to speak and answer questions on topics of concern to our community.

Meetings are held at the Veirs Mill Park recreation center.


RCA to Host Final County Council District One Debate

On September 2nd at 7:30pm the RCA will host the final District One Council debate before the primaries. The primaries will be held on September 14th. This important event will showcase the two Democratic primary candidates, Roger Berliner and Ilaya Hopkins, and allow our residents to make an informed decision at the polls. The event will take place at the Viers Mill Recreation Center at the corner of Beach Drive and Garrett Park Road (map).

Questions will be asked by a three-person panel. The panel will consist of Barnaby Zall (Friends of White Flint and Citizens League of Montgomery County), Marc Korman (Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board), and Chad Salganik (RCA VP and Citizens League of Montgomery County). The audience will be able to personally ask questions in addition to submitting question cards, which will be given to the panelists. The candidates will each have one minute to respond and will be allowed one rebuttal for each question.

At this critical time in our County, it is more important than ever to make an informed decision at the poll. Some of the topics are sure to be the County budget, schools, economic vitality and the White Flint Sector plan. Please email if you would like to volunteer at the event.

RCA Note: The RCA does not endorse candidates, but does promote voting and political engagement via forums and voter guides.


Montgomery County Council to Host White Flint / Kensington / Garrett Park/ North Bethesda Areas Town Hall Meeting On Wednesday, Nov. 18

Residents Invited to Express Their Views on Issues, Ask Questions of
Councilmembers at Tilden Middle School

ROCKVILLE, Md., November 9, 2009—The Montgomery County Council will continue
its efforts to find out what issues most concern residents when it hosts a
Town Hall Meeting for the White Flint / Kensington / Garrett Park / North
Bethesda area on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The meeting at Tilden Middle School
will start at 8 p.m. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This will be the third Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Council in 2009. The
Council is composed of President Phil Andrews, Vice President Roger Berliner
and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Valerie Ervin, Nancy Floreen, Mike Knapp,
George Leventhal, Nancy Navarro and Duchy Trachtenberg. The Council
previously held Town Hall Meetings this year in Germantown/Boyds and West
Gaithersburg/Darnestown areas. Most meetings have attracted more than 200

Tilden Middle School is located at 11211 Old Georgetown Road between the
Wildwood section of Bethesda and the southern area of Rockville, adjacent to
White Flint.

The meeting will allow residents to let the Councilmembers know how they
feel about specific issues and will allow them to ask questions of the
Councilmembers in an organized, but informal, setting.

Topics expected to be of interest include the proposed White Flint Sector
Plan, schools, public safety, traffic, growth, the County budget and taxes.

“In many ways, our County is facing one of its most difficult periods in a
very long time. We are all in this together and we want residents to tell us
about their most important concerns as we approach making important
decisions about growth in this area,” said Council President Andrews. “This
Council has made a priority of having better direct communication with
residents, and Town Hall Meetings have proven to be an excellent way to do
just that. For the citizens, these meetings provide a forum where they can
see their elected officials in a different format than a televised meeting
or through a news release.”

The meeting will be taped for later broadcast on County Cable Montgomery
(CCM—cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). Susan
Kenedy, a producer for the county station, will moderate the meeting.

For more information about the Town Hall Meeting or about the broadcast
times, call 240-777-7931.