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Nominate a Neighbor for
Human Rights Awards

Winners to be Honored at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 16.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award will be presented to a student at a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill King’s dream in either their school or the community.

The F. Michael Taff Award will be presented to an individual, organization or business that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities, such as through efforts to improve accessibility or raise public awareness. It is named in honor of the late F. Michael Taff, a dedicated human rights activist and former chair of the Human Rights Commission.

Find and submit nomination forms at www.rockvillemd.gov/mlk.

For more information about the awards or the celebration, contact Janet Kelly at 240-314-8316 or jkelly@rockvillemd.gov. For information about access, call the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 240-314-8108.

Veterans and Military
Members Wanted for
City Ceremony

Rockville’s Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, will include a member of the military as a featured speaker.

Rockville and Montgomery County residents who have retired from or currently serve in the United States military are eligible to take part in the ceremony.

Volunteer speakers must be comfortable speaking in public and must prepare a five- to seven-minute speech about their experiences in the armed forces, including what it means to serve and to honor those who have served.

Contact Amanda Knox at 240-314-8604 or aknox@rockvillemd.gov to participate or learn more.

Find video of past Veterans Day ceremonies at www.youtube.com/cityofrockville.

Keillor to be Literary Festival Honoree

garrison keillor‘Prairie Home Companion’ Host to Join List of Recognized Authors

The 20th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, will honor Garrison Keillor, founder and host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac.”

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Body-Worn Cameras Coming to Rockville City Police Department

Body cameras are coming to the City of Rockville.

Body cameras are coming to the City of Rockville. Cameras Are an Extension of RCPD’s Transparency Through Technology Efforts.

Officers from the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) will begin using body-worn cameras under a new initiative, being developed this fall, that will continue the department’s commitment to transparency and offer a new level of accountability for officers and the public.

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October is an Opportunity to
Lower Home Energy Costs

Rockville Celebrates Energy Action Month with an Energy Exploration Experience

October means falling leaves and, as Energy Action Month, offers opportunities that could lead to falling energy costs for savvy homeowners.

Here are some variety of programs available to serve your home energy needs:

Incentives
Pepco provides incentives for certain appliances, heating and air conditioning tune-ups and upgrades, lighting and more. The Quick Home Energy Check-up program is a fast, easy way to reduce energy use in your home and save money. A trained energy analyst will assess your home’s energy use, recommend energy-saving improvements and install energy-saving products. For a more comprehensive home energy evaluation, the Home Performance with Energy Star program can help identify energy cost savings, increase the comfort of your home and recommend energy efficient home improvements and rebates. For program details, visit bit.ly/PepcoIncentives.

Washington Gas offers rebates for certain gas furnaces, water heaters and programmable thermostats. Visit www.washingtongas.com/home-owners/savings/rebates.

Energy Supply
Maryland residents can choose who supplies their electricity and how the power is generated. Enter your ZIP code and explore options with help from the Maryland Clean Energy Center at mdcleanenergy.org/consumer/power.

Energy Exploration: <br>An Interactive Experience for All Ages
Montgomery County presents an interactive energy exploration experience from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. in Rockville Town Square. Bring the family to play hands-on arcade games and learn about saving energy and money in your home, using renewable energy and preventing air pollution.  Learn more at mygreenmontgomery.org/explore.

Find more energy resources at www.rockville
md.gov/energyefficiency and learn about Energy Action Month at energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-action-month.

Take-Back Day Disposes of Drugs in a Safe, Environmentally Friendly Way

The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office hold drug take-back days twice a year to provide a responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office hold drug take-back days twice a year to provide a responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection of Unwanted Medication

The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Rockville 2040 Themes to Go
to Planning Commission

rock2040#2Rockville planning staff recently completed the initial public outreach phase of the Rockville 2040 program to update the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan.

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State to Brief Mayor and
Council on BRT Study
for Veirs Mill Road

A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Las Vegas, NV.

A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Las Vegas, NV.

Officials from the State Highway Administration and Maryland Transit Authority will brief the Mayor and Council, Monday, Oct. 10, on three alternatives for bus rapid transit design options along Veirs Mill Road.

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Community Service Day
to Clean Streams

Volunteers removed refuse from the stream at Twinbrook Community Park for Montgomery County’s Community Service Day on Oct. 24, 2015.

Volunteers removed refuse from the stream at Twinbrook Community Park for Montgomery County’s Community Service Day on Oct. 24, 2015.

Be part of Montgomery County’s Community Service Day and help keep Rockville streams trash-free with two stream cleanups on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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October Recognizes Bullying Prevention and Breast Cancer Awareness

The Mayor and Council issued proclamations on Oct. 10 to recognize efforts to prevent youth from engaging in bullying and to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.

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