Peerless Rockville commemorated National Historic Preservation Week by honoring individuals and groups for their contributions to celebrating Rockville’s heritage. At its Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony at Rockville City Hall, on May 13, Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis, FAIA, presented nine awards to individuals, public officials, religious leaders, and civic organizations for superior restoration, construction, and education projects:
• East Rockville Civic Association, for signs and landscaping contributing to neighborhood identification and beautification.
• Lincoln Park Partners Project, for encouraging family research and neighborhood history documentation and education through programs and its web site www.mont.lib.md.us/lpark/lpppartners.html
• 207 Park Road, for new home construction compatible in scale and design with neighborhood character.
• 401 North Washington St., for full renovation of 240,000-square foot office building and structured parking garage.
• 109 South Washington St., Christ Episcopal Church, for building renovation and restoration.
• 100 Forest Ave., Jennifer and David Kaye, for exterior painting.
• The Rockville Channel’s “Exploring Rockville’s Past” video, for its visual presentation of sites linked by walking tour publication and signs highlighting 1801 to 1850 Rockville.
• The City of Rockville, for its work in the past year promoting community vitality through the design and use of public spaces, specifically the Lincoln Park and Elwood Smith Community Centers and the Cottage at Glenview.
• Rockville: Portrait of a City, a history of Rockville, recipient of 2002 Arthur Wagman Award for outstanding accomplishment in the broad spectrum of historic preservation communications.
The Regency Estates Citizen Association, consisting of 990 homes, has been reactivated and will hold its initial election of officers and board on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place at Herbert Hoover Middle School, 8810 Post Oak Road, in the general purpose room.
Residents of 18 years of age or older within the parameters covering Seven Locks, Tuckerman, parts of Post Oak (both sides), Declaration Lane, as well as parts of Wild Olive Drive and Devilwood Road, are eligible to vote. Call Brian Feldman at 301-309-0977 or contact Fred J. Hamburger at fjham firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan has unveiled an environmental policy for the county. The policy will set the framework for all county agencies and departments to develop an Environmental Action Plan that will achieve improvements in public health, environmental resource management and environmental protection.
In addition, Duncan announced a new ground-water protection strategy. The impetus for the initiative was the region’s 1999 drought. The current year has set records for the lowest level of ground water ever recorded in the county.
Duncan also provided an update on implementation of the county’s forest-protection strategy.
The county has planted 1,300 of 1,900 trees funded for this fiscal year in an effort to enhance both ground-water recharge and the quality of ground water. The remainder of the trees will be planted in May.
For more information about the county’s environmental policy, ground-water-protection strategy and facts about the drought, visit www.askDEP. com.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced their award winners at the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors 2001 Achievement Awards Luncheon in April.
Individual Platinum Award: In the Potomac office, Barbara Miles, Beverly Piccone, Mary Magner and Ellen Cohen won awards. In the Bethesda office, Harlene Bernstein, Diana Keeling and Mary Stephens were winners.
Assisted Platinum Awards: Marsha Schuma, in the Potomac office, and Ellen Wilner, in the Bethesda office, were winners.
Individual Top Producers: In the Potomac office, Gladys Richter, Charla Lerman and Maryjo Meier won awards. In the Bethesda office, Barbara Abeille, Anita Centofanti, Ashton Gonella, Susan Hendricks, Howard Morin, Barbara Carnemark Nalls, Nevine Gargour, Susan Hollander, Lisa Patterson, Jeanne Sears, Kathy Whalen and Karin Woltman were recognized.
Assisted Top Producers: David Rea in the Potomac office won the award.
Individual Achievement: In the Potomac office, Helene Berman-Wilder and Sandra Edmonson were recognized. In the Bethesda office, Louise Lang, Zorica Tomic and Helen Trybus were winners.
Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Task Force has announced its annual beautification contest. Awards are given each year to recognize community enhancement through landscaping and beautification projects. The county task force encourages landscaping that uses conservation practices to keep pesticides and fertilizers out of the Chesapeake Bay.
Community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects are urged to enter.
There are eight categories in which to enter. Each of the categories will be judged on two levels. Level 1 is for projects started since last fall, and Level 2 is for projects begun before that time. Deadline for entries is June 15.
The task force is also sponsoring its annual amateur photography contest with entries due no later than June 30. Send photos, up to 8 inches by 10 inches mounted on mat board, to Amateur Photo Contest, 101 Monroe St., 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850-2540.
Call for a list of categories and for more information on either contest at 240-777-7155, or visit www.dpwt.com.
The county is seeking applicants for the following positions:
v Board of Registration for Building Contractors. The Board provides licensing of residential building contractors. There are two vacancies, one for the public-at-large and one residential builder representative. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Apply by June 21.
v Community Development Advisory Committee. The committee assists the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in reviewing requests for and making recom- mendations regarding funds for the ongoing Federal Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Shelter Grant programs. It also holds public hearings to determine community development needs and gather citizen input. Funds benefit projects for the homeless, as well as low- and moderate-income persons. Apply by June 7.
Write to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850.
County Council is also seeking applicants to succeed Arthur Holmes Jr. as chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Holmes’ term expires on June 14, 2002.
The Planning Board serves as the Council’s principal adviser on land-use planning and community planning. Planning Board members also serve as commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
The chairman performs a leadership role with respect to the Montgomery County portion of the Commission as well as to chair the meetings of the Planning Board; to assist in developing overall vision and direction for the Commission; to oversee the functioning of the Montgomery County Planning Board staff; to provide guidance on preparation of budgets by Park and Planning staff for presentation to the Board; to represent the Planning Board at official meetings; to present the Planning Board’s position, especially before the Montgomery County Council; and to serve as chairman or vice chairman for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
The salary will be between $120,000 and $150,000.
Send letters of interest and include a resume to Council president Steve Silverman at County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 by noon on June 14. Interviews by the Council will be held in June or July. Call 240-777-7938.