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Gaithersburg Police Department Officers Promoted Gaithersburg Police Department Chief Mark Sroka presented a promotional certificate and badge to two officers at the Dec. 5 Mayor and City Council meeting. Jessica Duke was promoted from corporal to sergeant, and Rico Thompson…

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Artists Invited to Apply for Spring Exhibit The City of Gaithersburg invites artists to submit applications to display artwork as part of the “Arte di Primavera” exhibition at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. Artwork should depict the beauty…

County Ready for Snow

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Snow plows are ready to go at the county’s Gaithersburg Depot, home to the largest salt barn on the East Coast.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett addressed a large crowd in Gaithersburg on Nov. 2 at the county’s Snow Summit. In a room full of county officials and staff, his underlying message reverberated: “The thing people often judge governments by is snow.…

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Applications Sought for City Council Vacancy Are you passionate about Gaithersburg? Do you have great ideas for the city? If so, consider applying to fill the vacant City Council position left by the passing of longtime City Councilmember Henry Marraffa,…

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Memorial Service for Henry Marraffa, Jr. Planned The Marraffa family and the City of Gaithersburg will host a celebration of the life of Henry F. Marraffa, Jr. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm on Sunday,…

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City Considers Merging Celebrate Gaithersburg and Independence Day Events Michele Potter, director of parks, recreation and culture, and Denise Kayser, cultural arts director, addressed the Mayor and City Council Oct. 10 with a proposal to merge Celebrate Gaithersburg and the…

Schwarz Named City Planning Division Chief

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Trudy Schwarz, new city planning division chief, has worked for the City of Gaithersburg since 1978.

Community Planning Manager Trudy M. Schwarz has been named to the position of Gaithersburg planning division chief, filling the vacancy left by Marty Matsen who has accepted the position of community development director for the City of Bozeman, Montana. Matsen’s last day was Oct. 19. Gaithersburg’s planning division…