Will Serve from 2018-2019 Under Theme of ‘Together, We Can’
City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton has become president of the Maryland Municipal League, a statewide organization that represents and advocates on behalf of Maryland’s 157 towns and cities. Newton has served as the organization’s president-elect since MML’s 2017 summer conference.
Each year, incoming MML presidents chose a theme for their term. Newton’s 2018-2019 theme is “Together, We Can.”
Phyllis Marcuccio, who served as Rockville’s mayor from 2009-2013, died Tuesday, June 5. She was 84.
“Mayor Marcuccio was a deeply devoted public servant throughout her life and career,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said in a statement on behalf of the Mayor and Council, and city staff. “A longstanding Rockville resident, she prided herself as a grassroots activist and was an outspoken advocate for the city, always keeping the best interests of her community close to her heart.”
Ricky Barker Named Community Planning and Development Services Leader
Rockville, Maryland, May 23 — Ricky Barker, a planning professional with more than three decades of experience, has been selected as the new director of the City of Rockville’s Community Planning and Development Services department, City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced today.
“I’m confident Ricky will continue Rockville’s commitment to vibrant, family-friendly neighborhoods, balanced growth and a sustainable future,” DiSpirito said. “He brings a wealth of vision and experience to the position. I’m excited to introduce him to his talented, professional team, and to the Rockville community.”
Metro is considering two alternatives that would increase rail service at the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations during rush hour and limit the number of trains that turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore.
The agency is seeking input from riders, via a survey, on how those changes would affect their commute. Feedback from the survey will be provided to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors in July. If any adjustments are approved, they will take place in December.