Celebrate Independence Day
with Fireworks in King Farm

Fireworks and American flag

Make plans to celebrate July Fourth with family and friends at the city’s annual Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 4.

Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration is held annually at the 26-acre Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive in King Farm, which offers easy access and ample free parking, with convenient exits within a short walk of fireworks viewing areas.
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Rockville Police to Begin
Using Body-Worn Cameras
This Summer

Community members could see Rockville City Police Department officers using body-worn cameras as early as late May.

A contract approved March 6 by the Mayor and Council also includes the installation of new in-car systems, which will be synchronized with the body-worn cameras. Dashboard cameras have been used in RCPD cruisers for over two decades.
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Rockville Public Safety Awards
to Honor the City’s First

Members of the Rockville City Police Department, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will be honored for their service to the community at the 29th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on Wednesday, June 14 at Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon begins at noon.

Tickets are $30 per person through May 31. After May 31, tickets are $35 per person. For more information, or to register, visit www.rockvillechamber.org/events.

German-themed Vendors
Wanted for Rocktobierfest

The city is seeking vendors, especially of German-themed food and crafts, for the city’s Rocktobierfest celebration from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Rockville Town Center.

The free festival, which will coincide with the visit of a delegation from Pinneberg, Germany to mark 60 years as Rockville’s sister city, will feature local breweries and two stages of music, including the German polka of Mike Surratt and The Continentals. Tents for breweries and vendors will be set up along Maryland Avenue, within walking distance of the Rockville Metro station.

Interested vendors should contact aknox@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8620.

Rockville Resident Honored by
County for Humanitarian Work

From left to right: U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin; Rocky Twyman, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett; and Council-member Hans Reimer.

In January, Rockville resident Rockefeller “Rocky” Ludwig Twyman received the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from Montgomery County for his benevolent work.
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Rockville to Recognize City
Employees for Their Service

The Rockville Mayor and Council plan to designate May 7-13 as National Public Service Week with a proclamation at their Monday, May 1 meeting.

The City of Rockville has more than 600 regular and temporary employees. Public Service Recognition Week is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor men and women who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees.

The goals of the week are to:

  • Connect and educate citizens nationwide to the work of their government.
  • Improve the perception and morale of public servants.
  • Help inspire a new generation of public servants.

At the heart of the program is the importance of honoring public employees and telling them that their dedication and service is noticed and appreciated. Learn more at http://publicservice

Drinking Water’s Role and
Rockville’s Safety Goal

Drinking Water Week, May 7-13, recognizes the vital role water plays in daily life.

Rockville’s latest efforts to provide safe, reliable drinking water include new chemical feed systems at the city’s water treatment plant. The plant, on the banks of the Potomac River, supplies water to more than 46,000 people who live and work in Rockville. On March 21, the plant began full-time use of ferric chloride to coagulate organic compounds for removal from the river water, improving the quality of the city’s drinking water.
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Students from the Philippines
Make Stop in Rockville

Photo of manila students.About 25 honors students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, located in the Philippines, came to Rockville on April 17 to learn about American governance and public administration. The students, part of a student government program, had the opportunity to ask questions of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton (front row, right) and Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, who represents Rockville (front row, left).

New Inspection Chief to
Emphasize Customer Service

Robbie Sabbakhan

After a stint as a construction manager in the private sector following five years as a chief building official for Washington, D.C., government, Robbie Sabbakhan knew his heart was in public service.

“I realized shortly afterwards how much I enjoyed the role serving the public as a building official, so when the Rockville opportunity materialized … I chose the City of Rockville,” he said.
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