Category: City News

Incumbents Win Reelection

Gaithersburg City Council incumbent Neil Harris, along with incumbents Robert T. Wu and Ryan Spiegel, won reelection to the City Council on Nov. 5.

Gaithersburg City Council incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert T. Wu won reelection to the City Council on Nov. 5 in an election that first appeared uncontested but was enlivened late in the campaign season with the addition of…

Your Vote Counts

Photos | Submitted (Top, L to R) Incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and (bottom, L to R) write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.

The City of Gaithersburg Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. They are incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.…

City Scene

Proposed FCC Small Cell Regs Could Supersede City Regs Public comment is needed on proposed FCC regulations that would allow placement, installation & configuration of small cell structures regardless of local concealment standards. The FCC is seeking public comment on…

City Scene

City, Developer Agree to Work Together on Lakeforest Mall Prior to WRS Inc.’s late July acquisition of the Lakeforest Mall core, the City of Gaithersburg initiated the special study area process to create a holistic vision for redevelopment of the…

City Scene

Photo | Mac Kennedy Maria Harakidas, Mike Aubrey and Neil Harris look on as Ryan Spiegel addresses the crowd at an Aug. 25 campaign Meet & Greet at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown.

Campaign Season for City Council Neil Harris and Ryan Spiegel held a Meet & Greet at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown on Aug. 25. Both City Councilmembers are running for re-election this November. The event was…

Around Town

Shaare Torah Rabbi Celebrated After more than 20 years at Shaare Torah, Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal is moving on to become the chief executive of the International Rabbinical Assembly, the governing body for all rabbis of Conservative Judaism around the world.…

City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term

Photo | Submitted Elected to his first term on the Gaithersburg City Council in 2015, Robert Wu is seeking a second term. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots to elect three individuals to the City Council.

Having acquired solid experience and successes during his first term as a Gaithersburg City Councilmember, Robert Wu wants to retain the seat he has occupied since 2015. “Learning the role of a councilmember has been a challenge,” he acknowledged. “There…

City Scene

Photo | Christine Darton-Henrichsen, potshots by Christine K-9 Max visited with residents at a Gaithersburg Police Foundation fundraiser at the Kentlands PetSmart in June 2016.

GPD Officers Recognized at Public Safety Ceremony The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s annual Public Safety Breakfast recognized first responders throughout the area for their service. Many Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) officers were recognized for their bravery. Officer Kyle Khuen and…

Ryan Spiegel Seeks Another Term

(L to R) Ryan Spiegel visits with Rob Garretson and Jud Ashman at the fifth annual Kentlands Under the Lights. Photo | Markham Luke

Ryan Spiegel knew he had a lot to learn when he first took a seat on the Gaithersburg City Council back in 2007. He recalled, “I took the time to listen and observe, to understand what makes for a successful…

Neil Harris Runs for Second Term on City Council

Photo | Mac Kennedy (L to R) City Councilmember Mike Sesma, City Councilmember Neil Harris, and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman enjoyed a kickoff party for Harris’ re-election campaign at The Wine Harvest on June 6.

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Neil Harris kicked off his re-election campaign with a Thursday evening party at The Wine Harvest. Sixty to 75 people attended the June 6 event, including co-hosts Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, City Councilmember Mike Sesma and Montgomery…