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.
Applause greeted news that the Rockville City Police Department has received full accreditation for the next four years from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies during their attendance at CALEA’s conference in Baltimore.
“Thank you to each and every one of you,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.
Traffic, poor conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, an aging and unattractive area with little green space — this is how Rockville Pike is today. But with a unanimous vote Monday night to adopt the Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan, the city’s Mayor and Council set a vision for redevelopment that will create a more attractive environment to live, work in and visit, with parks and better options for transportation.
“It is a great compromise and we are moving forward with something that will transform the pike … We’ve come a long way and it is a wonderful day,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.
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.
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”
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.
An update to the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan, work on the “Rockville’s Pike Neighborhood Plan” and a push for increased school construction funding are among Mayor and Council priorities that the city is making progress on this spring.