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Rockville Ranks Highly in Latest WalletHub Diversity Study

Rockville ranked seventh overall and fourth among small cities in the U.S. for its ethnic diversity, placing highly again in an annual WalletHub study.

Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring occupy the top four spots on WalletHub’s list and four of the top 10 spots among all cities, of any size, in the entire United States.

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Snow Emergency Lifted Friday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has ended, effective 9:30 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 19.

Residents are encouraged to check on older neighbors who may need assistance clearing snow and ice. Learn more about the city’s volunteer snow shoveling for seniors.

Learn more about how Rockville responds to winter weather.

UPDATE: City Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

Trash to Be Collected on Friday, Feb. 19

Update: 7:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Yard waste will not be collected today.

Update: 6:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19:

Recycling and trash will be collected as planned today, Friday, Feb. 19.

With collections previously scheduled for a day later than usual this week due to the Presidents Day holiday, collections are scheduled as follows:

  • If your regular collection day is Wednesday, your rescheduled collection day is Friday.
  • If your regular collection day is Thursday, your rescheduled collection day will be Saturday.
  • Special collections scheduled for Thursday will be collected Friday. 
  • Special collections scheduled for Friday are scheduled to be collected Saturday.
  • Note: Yard waste may not be collected Friday. The city will update the status of yard waste collection after 7 a.m. Friday.

Rockville’s snow emergency remains in effect.

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City of Rockville Declares a Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 10 P.M. Wednesday

The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a winter storm is forecast to bring an accumulation of snow and ice to the region.

The emergency declaration requires that all vehicles be removed from roads within the city, including neighborhood streets, by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

To check whether an address is within the city limits, use the interactive Address and Residency Check map at

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City Closed for Presidents Day

City government will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be open to residents and facility members only via advanced registration. Visit for details.

Recycling and trash collections will occur one day later than usual throughout the week. For more information on recycling and trash collection, visit or call 240-314-8568.

Parking will be free at city-owned meters.

Snow Emergency Lifted Tuesday

The snow emergency in the City of Rockville has been lifted, effectively immediately, today, Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Recycling and trash will be collected as scheduled Tuesday. Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at, call 240-314-8568, or email

Visit for more information.

Meet a Rockville Employee: Karen Etzel

Karen Etzel, director of Montrose Discovery Preschool, a licensed childcare program operated by the City of Rockville, marks two decades this year with the preschool. We asked her to answer a few questions to introduce this longtime employee to the community.

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Crystal Gorham

Crystal Gorham

Crystal Gorham is the City of Rockville’s landlord-tenant specialist and serves as liaison to the Landlord-Tenant Commission. Gorham, the city’s housing services supervisor, works in the newly formed Department of Housing and Community Development.

We asked her a few questions about her job to introduce her to the Rockville community.

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Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 13-15 or Apply for Energy Rebates

Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend.

On Feb. 13-15, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6% sales tax:

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A Little Piece of Land to Grow Your Own

Garden Plot Applications Being Accepted

The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, about 25-by-25 feet, now available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing flowers and vegetables.

The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $70 per plot. The season runs April 1-Nov. 14.

The city provides access to water and mulch. Gardeners are responsible for fencing, weed barriers, hoses, tools and other gardening supplies.

A registration form can be found at Call the Rockville Civic Center’s main office at 240-314-8660 for more information.

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