Mayor and Council Back Goals Seeking to Counter Climate Change
The Mayor and Council on June 19 unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Paris climate accord and reinforcing the city’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing Rockville’s resilience to climate change. Continue reading “Rockville Supports Paris Climate Accord”
Rockville Senior Center’s Carnation Room was at capacity Thursday night for a town hall discussion on diversity, and how to make Rockville a more inclusive place that actively welcomes and engages its broad, multicultural community.
More than 150 participants divided themselves among six “conversation circles,” each set up to address a different set of questions on topics that included hate crime, enhancing community policing, barriers to government, communicating to young people and promoting inclusion.
For Spanish and Chinese translations of this announcement, see below.
The Mayor and Council are inviting Rockville residents to a conversation about how the community can become a more inclusive place to live and work.
A Thursday, Feb. 9, evening town hall aims to foster dialogue about how to improve the city’s efforts to welcome and engage its diverse residents. Rockville is the 14th most diverse city in America and one-third of its residents were born outside the United States.
Following a proclamation by the Mayor and Council at their Monday, Jan. 23 meeting, Rockville will celebrate Black History Month with special presentations throughout February.
“Black History Month is a time for all Americans to remember the stories and teachings of those who helped build our nation, took a stance against prejudice to build lives of dignity and opportunity, advanced the cause of civil rights, and strengthened families and communities,” the proclamation states.
The Mayor and Council presented the city’s annual Good Neighbor Awards on Monday, honoring community members for exceptional contributions to preserve and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods through good deeds or acts of service.
The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 21 on proposed changes to the city’s floodplain management ordinance that would create a more rigorous process for approving construction in the floodplain and would remove previously allowed exemptions to what can be built there.
The hearing will be held during the Mayor and Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
Year in Review Looks at the City’s Engagement and Accolades
Learn about the accomplishments of each City of Rockville department over the past year and their plans for the future, in acting City Manager Craig L. Simoneau’s Fiscal Year 2016 annual report to the Mayor and Council and the Rockville community.