Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Reveals His NCAA Tournament Picks

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman commits his NCAA Tournament picks to video. And he invites other basketball fans to compete with him at gburg.md/brackets18.

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Signs Letter Opposing FCC’s ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Proposal

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman joined more than 50 other mayors from across the country in signing a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Ajit Pai, opposing the FCC’s recent Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order proposal. The FCC’s proposal would eliminate current Net Neutrality protections adopted in 2015 titled the “Open Internet Order.” In […]

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November 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elections Board Clears Ashman of Complaint

Gaithersburg’s Board of Supervisors of Elections has found Mayor Jud Ashman did not violate the city’s elections rules when he sent out an Oct. 23 mailer announcing his support for the incumbents in Tuesday’s city elections. The city’s Ethics Commission is still considering a claim that the mailing, and his public pronouncement supporting councilmember Yvette […]

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October 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ashman Faces Ethics Complaint Over Endorsements

The Gaithersburg Ethics Commission will be asked to consider a question that might have seemed long settled: When can one politician endorse someone else in an election? Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has expressed his support for the two city council incumbents seeking re-election — Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma. That support allegedly runs afoul of […]

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September 5, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Symmetry Salon Studios Gaithersburg Opens Their Fourth Maryland Salon; Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Symmetry Salon Studios Gaithersburg and celebrated the grand opening of their studio by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony on August 24. They are located at 572 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.     This is the fourth Symmetry Salon Studio in Maryland. Symmetry Salon Studios is a new salon […]

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August 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Mayor Ashman on Lakeforest Mall: ‘I Hope to See Some Redevelopment’ (VIDEO)

Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg is under new ownership since the mall was sold to U.S. Bank during a foreclosure auction on Tuesday for $19.1 million, according to the Washington Business Journal. The previous owner, Five Mile Capital Partners, defaulted on its loan, according to Gaithersburg City Mayor Jud Ashman. There are no clear plans on […]

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

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BioTech Company Expands Headquarters In Gaithersburg, Plans to Add 45 New Jobs

Altimmune, Inc, a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday that it will relocate new employees acquired as a result of its merger with Pharmathene, and existing employees, to a new 14,000 square-foot location in Gaithersburg. The new facility, located at 910 Clopper Road, is planned to be complete by the beginning of 2018 and […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Kick Off Watkins Mill Interchange Project on I-270 (VIDEO)

State and county officials broke ground Tuesday on a nearly $98 million project they say will improve traffic flow on I-270, one of the most congested commuter routes in the country. The project, the Watkins Mill Interchange, includes a four-lane bridge over the interstate to connect two segments of Watkins Mill Road that are now […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

At the EPIC Awards, A Conversation About the Value of Community Media (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media’s inaugural EPIC Awards brought out major players in our community, as the event honored seven people who have contributed excellent programming and innovative content. With the demise of traditional media, community media is more important now than ever, because enterprises like MCM help inform our communities, and as County Executive Ike Leggett […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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