New Board Member Nominee Paul Newman

Paul Newman has lived and worked in Rockville for over 30 years. He is a lifetime member of Peerless Rockville, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Rockville Economic Development, President of the Thirty Oaks Homeowners Association, and currently serves on the Chestnut Lodge committee of the West End Citizens Association.

He is an employee-owner at Westat, the largest private employer in Rockville, where he is Associate Director for Corporate Administration. His career there and elsewhere has afforded him more than 35 years of experience in information technology, business management and systems analysis, strategic planning and change management, and capabilities development. His education includes an MS in Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College.

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2016 Peerless Rockville Nominating Committee Report

This year the Nominating Committee, chaired by board member Erin Mahony, recommends the following new officer for service on the Board of Directors.  Additional written nominations may be filed any time through June 9.  The election will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Peerless Rockville Annual Meeting at the Beall-Dawson House.

For election to a new one-year term as Officers, July 2016-June 2017:

For President:  Patricia Wolff, Board member since 2011, VP 2013-14, President 2014 – 2016.

For Vice President:  Nancee Simonson, a business/financial journalist who has been a Board member since 2007, Treasurer 2008-10, Secretary 2012-16.

For Secretary:  Hannelore B. Quigley, a Marketing Director for Computer Intelligence Association in Potomac and a member of the board since 2015.

For election to a new two-year term as Officers, July 2016-June 2018:

For Treasurer:  Erin Mahony, an historic home owner in the West End, an estate planning a probate attorney who works in Rockville and has been on the board since 2011.

Remaining on the Board for the term ending 2017:

Directors: Alison Dineen, Patrice Lucid, Staffan Sandberg, and Morgan Sullivan.

For reelection as Director, term to expire June 30, 2018:

Paul Hilstrom, Broker, Certified Residential Specialist, and 2nd generation Realtor with Hillstrom Real Estate, an independent brokerage firm in Rockville since 1978; member Rockville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and member of the Board since 2014.

Harold Pskowski, a Rockville Attorney and Peerless member for nearly 30 years; Peerless Treasurer 2012 – 2016.

New Director to fill one vacancy on the Board of Directors, terms to expire June 30, 2018: 

Paul Newman

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Update on Proposed Bus Depot at Carver

Carver's Class of 1953

Carver’s Class of 1953

Earlier this month, Peerless Rockville submitted a letter to the Montgomery County Board of Education and Rockville Mayor and Council highlighting the history of the Carver Educational Services building and advocating respect for its historic designation in light of the proposed relocation of a bus depot to the property and its designated viewshed.

On Monday, Mayor and Council voted to send a letter in opposition to the placement of the bus depot at this site. Board of Education President Michael Durso sent a letter to Council Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmembers requesting a delay in the issuance of the Declaration of No Further Need on the Shady Grove Transportation Depot until a permanent solution for relocation is identified and implemented. You can read that letter here.

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Mayor and Council Hearing on Chestnut Lodge Development Plans Tonight

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Chestnut Lodge in the 1980s

Tonight, Monday, April 25th, Rockville Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal to construct seven townhomes at the former site of Chestnut Lodge at 7 pm in the Mayor and Council Chambers at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue.

If you would like to speak out on this topic, call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by 4 pm today. Written testimony can be e-mailed to or mailed to City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Click here to read Peerless Rockville’s letter to Mayor and Council regarding the PRU amendment to permit town homes.

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Quality Hill: First Communities of Rockville Presentation and Walking Tour

QualityhillnotextFirst Communities of Rockville: Quality Hill
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Grand Courtroom of the Red Brick Courthouse,
Lecture: 9:30 am-12 pm
Walking Tour at 11 am
Admission: $10 Peerless Members/$15 Non-Members
Purchase tickets here.

Presented by John Carter and Hannelore Quigley.

A special presentation and walking tour of Quality Hill, one of Rockville’s earliest communities. Concentrated along both sides of West Montgomery Avenue and Adams Street, Quality Hill traces its roots to the 1784 division of 45 acres of land into Rockville’s first streets, lots and blocks. This unique genealogical and historical presentation will trace families from the surrounding farmland as they move in to Rockville during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These families, their homes, churches, and institutions left a lasting imprint on the city we know today. Join us to uncover the history of early Rockville through the eyes of the descendants of these first families. An hour-long, narrated walking tour will begin at the Red Brick Courthouse and showcase the historic family homes of Quality Hill as well as the churches and institutions that formed the complete community.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Already a member, you can get the $5 discount promotional code or pay directly for your tickets by calling the Peerless office at 301-762-0096. Not a member? Get the discount member price by joining today.

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