Rockville City Hall Greets Chinese Delegation with Warm ‘Nǐ Hǎo’

Visitors from the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy join City of Rockville officials on the steps of City Hall.
Visitors from the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy join City of Rockville officials on the steps of City Hall.

Twenty government and private sector representatives from Singapore visited Rockville City Hall Tuesday, part of a weeklong trip to learn about different levels of the U.S. political system, local government and intergovernmental relations.

The group was made up of 18 graduate students and a professor from the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Two-thirds of the group are Chinese students studying at the university in Singapore, which is considered a model government in Asia.

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Environmental Excellence Award Includes Surprise Announcement

James Farrelly, the late Rockville resident and environmental advocate, was awarded an Environmental Excellence Award posthumously during a presentation at the July 11 Mayor and Council meeting, which included a surprise announcement.

Environmental Excellence Awards are selected by the city’s Environment Commission to recognize extraordinary accomplishments made by residents, organizations and businesses to enhance Rockville’s environment and sustainability efforts. Farrelly’s award, the Carl Henn Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship Award, was presented to Farrelly’s widow, Anne Goodman. Continue reading “Environmental Excellence Award Includes Surprise Announcement”

‘Rent’ Comes to F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Enjoy Rockville Musical Theatre’s production of “Rent.” If you’d like to do something extra special, the city’s Human Rights Commission and RMT are asking audience members to bring along toiletries to support homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in shelters.

The show starts at 8 p.m., July 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23; 2 p.m. on July 22

Learn more about F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre productions and buy tickets for “Rent.”

Search Launched for New City Manager

Rockville has begun the search for a new city manager to fill the city’s top management spot and will hold two meetings to hear from the public on traits they’d like to see in individuals applying to the post. The Mayor and Council hired The Novak Consulting Group to conduct a national search for Rockville’s new city manager.

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