July 25, 2002
Dr. Bruce D. McDowell, FAICP of Potomac, has been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He achieved this distinction based on his individual achievements in the field of urban and rural planning at a ceremony held at the American Planning Association’s 2002 National Planning Conference in Chicago, Ill. McDowell currently serves as president at InterGovernmental Management Associates.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Potomac-based Hopkins and Porter Construction held a birthday-client appreciation party at the Bethesda Big Train ballgame at Cabin John Regional Park on Saturday, July 20 at 6 p.m. Hopkins and Porter has been involved with Bethesda Big Train by providing a hand-operated scoreboard, as well as building dugout seats, bullpen benches, bat-boxes, equipment storage closets and trophy cases. As official sponsors of Saturday night’s game, the builder collected baseball equipment and children’s clothes to donate to Campo de Suenos, a baseball complex for children in one of Santo Domingo’s poorest neighborhoods. The company also presented a check for $3,000 to Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity.
The public is invited to attend an Energy Assistance Expo on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 1-7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Executive Office Building located at 101 Monroe St. in Rockville. Applications will be taken at the Expo for a variety of energy assistance programs, including the Electric Universal Service Program, the Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
In addition, applications will be taken for the county’s Rental Assistance Program and Child Care Subsidy Programs. Those attending should bring photo identification, social security cards for all household members, lease or mortgage statement, proof of income and recent energy bills. The Expo is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Home Energy Programs, the Department of Environmental Protection, Pepco and Washington Gas. Call 240-777-4450.
The county is seeking applicants to fill two non-farmer vacancies on the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board. The five-member board advises the county on the status of agricultural districts and promotes preservation of agriculture. Members serve five-year terms without compensation and meet the first Tuesday evening of the month in Rockville. Write by July 31 to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850. Include a letter and brief resumé.
The county is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Montgomery County Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs: one public-at-large, two landlord representatives and two tenant representatives.
The 15-member commission hears landlord-tenant disputes and recommends legislation on multi-family and single-family housing issues. Meetings are held the first Tuesday evening of each month, and members serve without compensation. Members serve three-year terms.
Write by Aug. 2 to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850. Include a letter and brief resumé. Call 240-777-6530.