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Rockville Business Forum Will Offer Resources and Advice to City Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous stress on local businesses, and the City of Rockville has partnered with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Rockville Economic Development, Inc., and Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. to help.

Business operators will be able to discover resources and get advice, as well as ask questions and discuss solutions at the virtual Rockville Business Forum, 9-10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

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Managed Deer Hunt to Close Civic Center Park

Parts of Civic Center Park and Croydon Creek Nature Center will be closed for portions of November to January to allow a pilot archery deer-culling program to take place in the John Hayes Memorial Forest (852 Avery Road) and surrounding parkland.

The pilot will take place Nov. 21-29, Dec. 19-27 and Jan. 9-16.

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Raking News: Fall Leaf Collection to Begin

Area 1: Nov. 2-6; Dec. 7-11 |Area 2: Nov. 9-13; Dec. 14-18
Area 3: Oct. 12-16; Nov. 16-20 | Area 4: Oct. 19-23; Nov. 23-27
Area 5: Oct. 26-30; Nov. 30-Dec. 4

The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from Oct. 12-Dec. 18 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your recycling and trash collection day.

See interactive map at

Got Good Neighbors? Let Us Know!

Rockville is a city of good neighbors. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, for its Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes community members who are unselfishly giving back and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods through good deeds or community service.

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Redesigned and Updated Development Watch Email Launches

The city recently updated and relaunched its Development Watch newsletter, a monthly email with details on projects and new residential, office, and commercial development in the City of Rockville.

The email will include: a link to a GIS map showing the newly submitted projects; plans and other information; and upcoming meeting dates when available.

The updated newsletter is among several initiatives underway to improve Rockville’s development review and permitting services under a project known as FAST, which stands for “faster, accountable, smarter and transparent.”

Sign up for the monthly update on the Development Watch webpage, at

Students: Register Now for Diversity and Inclusion Training

The city’s Human Rights Commission will offer virtual diversity and inclusion training for students living in and attending Rockville-area high schools or Montgomery College (Rockville campus) on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The dynamic, interactive online training will provide students with tools to handle difficult situations with an understanding of diverse populations. It is designed to help students recognize prejudice and create an environment of inclusion in their schools.

Student Service Learning credits will be offered.

For more information or to register, visit
or call 240-314-8316. For information about accessibility, please call the ADA Coordinator at 240-314-8108, Relay 711 or email Students will receive information for joining the training after they register.

New Sidewalks for Walking into Walktober

Two projects completed in the summer added sidewalks to busy roads in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

One project installed approximately 1,700 linear feet of 5-foot-wide sidewalk, including some pervious concrete for stormwater management, to the southside of Southlawn Lane between Lofstrand Lane and East Gude Drive. Constructed at a cost of $760,000, it also includes curb and gutter, storm drain inlets and pipe, and new trees.

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Business as (Un)usual: REDI Moves Rockville Forward Amid Pandemic

New ways of doing business during the pandemic marked Fiscal Year 2020 for Rockville Economic Development, Inc., the nonprofit charged with helping businesses launch, locate and expand in Rockville.

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Rockville-Pinneberg Relationship to be Formalized

For more than six decades, Pinneberg, Germany, has been a sister city to Rockville. But no official agreement to become municipal relatives appears to have been adopted.

On Nov. 15, the two cities will remedy that by formally signing a sister city agreement at a virtual ceremony, 2 p.m. U.S. and 8 p.m. German time.

The signing will be recorded and broadcast on Rockville channel 11, and also on YouTube at

2020 Election Drop Box Now Open

Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., will be the location for a ballot drop box for the 2020 presidential general election, through 8 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

(Please note that Rockville City Hall will not be operating as a voting center.)

Place your completed ballot in the return envelope, sign the oath, and seal the return envelope before taking it to a drop-off box.

Visit for a list of other drop box locations throughout Montgomery County.

For more information about the election, visit

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