Moving Forward: Rockville’s 2017 Year in Review

Rockville had a busy 2017, with a new city manager, talks on diversity, a perfect score for LGBTQ support and so much more. Here, we run down a few of the major events that made the pages of “Rockville Reports” this year.

In January, Rob DiSpirito joined the City of Rockville as its new city manager. DiSpirito, who has more than three decades of local government leadership experience, served as the city manager of Dunedin, Florida, for nearly 10 years. He previously served as city manager of Oberlin, Ohio, for 11 years.
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No End to Rockville’s
Festive Fun this Winter

Holiday Events Abound for the Whole Family!

“A Christmas Carol” presented by Hope Garden Ballet Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

HGCBT’s eighth annual production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a local family tradition and was named in DC Metro Theater Arts’ Best of 2015 – Best Children’s/Family Productions.

Tickets: $22 ($19 senior/student/child/military/veteran).
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Festive Fun this Winter”

Take the Police Chief Survey

Police Chief Survey IMAGECity Manager Rob DiSpirito is now engaged in the process of naming Rockville’s next police chief.

Please help him with this important task by answering a nine-questions survey at or enclosed in the November issue of “Rockville Reports.” The deadline for response is Friday, Dec. 1. If you need this information translated, or in another format, please call 240-314-8613.

If you complete the postage-paid survey in November’s issue, please return it by Friday, Dec. 1.  (Responses to this survey are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.)

Your voice matters, and will help the city manager make the best decision for Rockville.

Information Session for New Arrivals

An information session sponsored by the city’s Human Rights Commission will provide new immigrants with the tools to build a healthy, happy life in the City of Rockville. Knowing your rights is the first step.

The free session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway.
For more information, contact Janet Kelly at or 240-314-8316.

Ready or Not for the Holidays, F. Scott Theater has Something for All

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre begins to gear up for the holiday season with performances of “White Christmas” and “A Christmas Carol.” But if you’re not ready for the festivities quite yet, you can celebrate our veterans with the Heart of Maryland Chorus, enjoy a classic pops concert or get into the “Gypsy Spirit” with the Washington Balalaika Society, instead! (And don’t forget to mark your calendars for “The Nutcracker” in early December.)
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