City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Fields Road Elementary Student Wins Gaithersburg Junior Mayor Contest

A fourth grade student at Fields Road Elementary student will serve as the the City of Gaithersburg’s 2020 Junior Mayor. Hayden Sandlin wrote an essay reimagining Gaithersburg as a more environmentally friendly place to help the future. His essay won the city-wide contest. 🎉Introducing our next Junior Mayor, Hayden Sandlin of Field Roads Elementary School.🎉Out […]

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May 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival launches Saturday and there there will be activities […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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May 8, 2020 | Veronica Canales

City Manager of Gaithersburg Retires

Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello has retired after 24 years of service to the city. Tomasello joined Gaithersburg as its first Economic Development Director in 1996. He became Assistant City Manager in 2001 and later promoted to Deputy City Manager in 2009. He has served as City Manager since 2012. “I’ve often considered, and been […]

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May 6, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Virtual Memorial Day Observance to be Held in Gaithersburg on May 30

The City of Gaithersburg is inviting the community to their virtual Memorial Day Observance in honor of all who have given their lives in military service on May 30. The pre-recorded video will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion. Mayor Jud Ashman will deliver […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Officials Release Joint Statement Urging Residents to Stay Home

Chief elected officials from parts of Maryland and Virginia sent out a joint statement Tuesday urging residents to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19, unless travel is essential.  Officials from Montgomery County who signed the statement are County Executive Marc Elrich, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Takoma Park […]

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March 5, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Couture Bridal of Maryland Relocates

Couture Bridal of Maryland was created to provide the ultimate bridal experience and they are redefining the couture bridal boutique in their new studio in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Couture Bridal of Maryland to celebrate the grand opening on Feb. 28. They are now […]

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March 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bad News for Local News: The Town Courier in Gaithersburg Ends 17-Year Run

There’s more bad news for local news in Montgomery County. The Town Courier, an independent newspaper in Gaithersburg, announced it is “closing up shop” after 17 years. A statement from the editor posted on The Courier’s website on Feb. 20 says, “The Town Courier will be suspending publication to reorganize. We want to thank local […]

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February 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Prohibits Exotic Animals at Fairs

Gaithersburg council approved a compromise ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits the exhibition of exotic animals while not changing rules related to domestic animals, thereby allowing the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to proceed as usual. The ordinance was approved by a vote of three to two, with Council Vice President Laurie-Anne Sales and Councilman Michael […]

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