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Joan Reilly, branch vice president of the Potomac office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, announced total sales for September increased 46 percent, total sales volume increased 114 percent and total listings increased 44 percent in comparison to the same figures for September 2001.

Joanna Simeone, a sales associate from Weichert, Realtors’ Potomac Village office, has been honored for generating the highest new homes dollar volume in the region in September. In addition, the entire Potomac Village sales team was honored for generating the highest new homes dollar volume in the region for the month. The region consists of offices located throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mehmet Halici, a sales associate from Weichert, Realtors’ Bethesda office, has been honored for generating the most resales in the region in September. The entire Bethesda sales team was honored for generating the most resale listings, the most resales, the most resale marketed listings, the most resale revenue units and the highest resale dollar volume.

Montgomery County has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, committing the county to purchasing at least two percent of its power from renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas and certain biomass and hydro sources. The county will purchase at least 11.3 million kilowatt hours of power from alternative sources. Electricity is obtained by the county through competitively bid joint purchases with Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and ten municipalities. The EPA’s program is voluntary and designed to reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation by promotion renewable energy. Call Ann Elsen, for more information, at 240-777-7700. Visit www.askDEP.com.

The county’s Rustic Roads Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a representative of a civic association located outside of the agricultural reserve. The board promotes awareness and knowledge of the rustic roads program; and reviews and comments on classification of rustic roads, executive orders and other policies and programs which affect the program. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Deadline for applications is Nov. 11. Write to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850. Call 240-777-2528 or visit www.co.mo.md.us.