city of gaithersburg

November 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Announces Unofficial Election Results; Ashman Reelected Mayor

The City of Gaithersburg has announced the unofficial results for its municipal election for mayor and two council member seats. The races show that incumbent Jud Ashman will be reelected as the city’s mayor, a position he’s held since 2014; Jim McNulty, creative director at Gigawatt Group, and Lisa Henderson, program director for Montgomery County […]

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October 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Virtual Gaithersburg Candidate Forum Set for Thursday Evening

The Gaithersburg city election takes place on Nov. 2 and the offices of mayor and two city council seats are on the ballot. The winners will serve a term of four years. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce hosts a virtual forum with the candidates Thursday at 7 p.m. Incumbent Jud Ashman and Stephen Escobar are […]

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August 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ashman: Lakeforest Master Plan Could Bring ‘Redevelopment We’ve All Been Dreaming Of’

The Gaithersburg City Council recently approved the Lakeforest Master Plan, which lays out how community members believe the area can be revitalized. MyMCM spoke to Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman about why he thinks the approval marks a step toward bringing Lakeforest the “redevelopment we’ve all been dreaming of”: Related Post: Gaithersburg Passes Lakeforest Master Plan, […]

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August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

City of Gaithersburg Celebrates Labor Day with Picnic, Fireworks

The City of Gaithersburg is hosting its first major event since the start of the pandemic on Sept. 5. Traditionally, the city has a fireworks event on the Fourth of July, but the event was pushed back to Labor Day weekend. So now, on Sept. 5, community members can stop by Bohrer Park at Summit […]

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August 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Passes Lakeforest Master Plan, Paving the Way for Development

Gaithersburg City County unanimously approved its Lakeforest Master Plan, paving the way for the 100-acre property to be the catalyst of what councilmembers believe will be the revival of the east part of town. “This is a master plan, kind of a vision. It is not a development plan. That’s for owners to do,” explained […]

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August 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

City of Gaithersburg Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate For All Individuals Monday

Six weeks after the City of Gaithersburg reopened its facilities making masks optional, City Manager Tanisha Briley announced Monday that masks and physical distancing will once again be required in all city facilities. According to a news release, the new requirement will apply to all individuals above age two – regardless of vaccination status. The city’s […]

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December 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Gaithersburg Councilwoman Receives Leadership Award from National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced Laurie-Anne Sayles, a Gaithersburg city council member, as the recipient of its 2020 leadership award. The honor recognizes a local elected leader who has been pivotal in serving as a role model for future female leaders. One of NLC’s five constituency groups, the Women in Municipal Government, presented […]

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December 7, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

The Show Goes On: Gaithersburg Hosts 25th Winter Lights Festival (Reservation Required)

Update (Dec. 7): The City of Gaithersburg tweeted Sunday that tickets to the Winter Lights Festival must now be purchased in advance. Tickets to the festival are not available at the door any longer. ❗EVENT ALERT❗Due to the number of vehicles visiting the Winter Lights Festival, there is an excessively long wait to get in. […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Rockville, Gaithersburg Rank High Nationally in LGBTQ Support

For a fourth consecutive year, Rockville has scored perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the city’s comprehensive laws, policies and services for its LGBTQ community. According to their website, the MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are for LGBTQ people who live and work there. […]

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November 20, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

New Name for Olde Towne Bridge Honors Former Gaithersburg City Manager

The Olde Towne Gaithersburg bridge over the railroad tracks connecting the Olde Towne Parking Garage to the Olde Towne Commercial District was formally named the Tomasello Pedestrian Bridge on Nov. 16, according to a press release from the City of Gaithersburg. It was named after Tony Tomasello, who served as Gaithersburg city manager from 2012 […]

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