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Gaithersburg Oath of Office Ceremony Set for Nov. 10 (VIDEO)

The city of Gaithersburg will hold a swearing in ceremony for new Mayor Jud Ashman and new City Councilmember Neil Harris on Nov. 10 at City Hall. Ashman replaces Sidney Katz who recently was elected to the District 3 County Council seat. Harris fills Ashman’s vacancy on the City Council.


Gaithersburg Leaders to Tour School in Laurel to Learn About Construction Costs

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Monday may be the first day of school in Montgomery County but it is also the day several Gaithersburg city officials, and at least one Board of Education member, are touring a school in Laurel at the suggestion of a state senator. Gaithersburg City Council member Neil Harris said local officials were told that the […]

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Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Release Statement on Watkins Mill Interchange

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UPDATED Gaithersburg city leaders are asking residents and business owners to contact Governor Larry Hogan about the importance of moving forward with the Watkins Mill Road Interchange. On Friday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Council released a joint statement about the project: “Late last year the City Council and I were very disheartened and disappointed […]

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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Floor and Decor (PHOTO)

(l:r) Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg Economic Development Director; Leif Brandt, Floor & Décor Pro Sales Representative; Benjamin Whitting, Floor & Décor Chief Executive Merchant; Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early and Brewer, Chartered Attorney & GGCC Chairman; Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor; and Neil Harris, City of Gaithersburg Councilmember at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Floor & Decor in Gaithersburg on February 11, 2016. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Floor and Décor and celebrated their grand opening by conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony for them on Thursday, Feb. 11. Floor and Décor is located at 18501 N. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. Floor and Décor is a leading specialty retailer in the hard-surface flooring market, offering the industry’s broadest selection […]

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Gaithersburg Councilmember Marraffa Battles Leukemia, Outlook Good

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Gaithersburg City Councilmember Henry Marraffa watched the Iowa caucuses from his hospital bed on Monday night where he is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. He said his prognosis is good. “I was diagnosed this week with leukemia, an extension of the MDS [Myelodysplastic Syndromes] I was being treated for the last two years,” Marraffa wrote in […]

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Council Plans to Join "Vision Zero" Program to Eliminate Traffic Deaths (VIDEO)

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Local leaders and community activists gathered at the Montgomery County Council chambers today to announce the Council’s effort to eliminate traffic deaths on Montgomery County roads by joining the national Vision Zero program. The Vision Zero initiative actually began in Sweden. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is spearheading the local effort, with the support of all […]

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Gaithersburg Leaders Oppose Changes by SHA to Watkins Mill Road Interchange

Gaithersburg Mayor and Council

UPDATED Gaithersburg city leaders are voicing their opposition to some proposed changes by the State Highway Administration (SHA) to the future Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270, and the city leaders are upset that they weren’t notified of a delay in the project’s construction schedule. As MyMCMedia first reported earlier this month, the construction of […]

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Gaithersburg Voters Elect Ashman, Spiegel, Wu and Harris (VIDEO)

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The city of Gaithersburg hosted municipal elections on Nov. 3rd for the positions of mayor and three open Council seats. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has the results. The newly elected leaders were sworn into office at a special meeting at City Hall on Nov. 9th.

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Newly Elected Leaders Take Oath of Office in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

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At a special Mayor and Council meeting on Monday night at Gaithersburg City Hall, newly elected Mayor Jud Ashman and newly elected Councilmembers Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu were sworn into office. Ashman will serve a two year term and each of the Councilmembers will serve four year terms. The next city election […]

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Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park Election Results (VIDEO)

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The cities of Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park held municipal elections on Nov. 3rd on a beautiful fall day. Take a look: You can find complete election results for Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park on each city’s website.

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Neil Harris Wins Election to Gaithersburg City Council (VIDEO)


Kentlands resident Neil Harris has won election to the Gaithersburg City Council. Harris was appointed to the position a year ago when Jud Ashman vacated his Council seat to become mayor. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Harris talks about his first city election, what’s next and he shares his thoughts on the mayoral race. Harris […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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