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Speaker Series

Chevy Chase Speaker Series

Mark your calendars!

The Speaker Series is back in full swing. To “Kick Off” the season we have Dick Cass, Village resident and President of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, coming to the Village Hall.

Tuesday, October 3 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


Dick Cass and his wife have lived in Chevy Chase Village for over 37 years and raised their two children here.  He also lived in the Village for several years as a child and attended Somerset Elementary School.  Mr. Cass and his brother had a Washington Post newspaper route in the Village in the late 1950's and became well acquainted with all the houses (and dogs) in the neighborhood. 

He graduated from Princeton and then Yale Law School and moved to Washington to join the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in 1972.  He became involved in the NFL when he represented Jerry Jones in acquiring the Dallas Cowboys in the late 1980s.  Mr. Cass continued to act as the Cowboys' outside counsel until he left the practice of law in 2004. He also advised the NFL on its 1993 collective bargaining agreement with the players' union, which introduced free agency and the salary cap to the NFL.  In 1999 Mr. Cass represented the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in selling the Washington Redskins to Dan Snyder.  In 2000 he represented Steve Bisciotti in acquiring 49 percent of the Baltimore Ravens from Art Modell, along with an option to buy the balance of the team.  When Steve exercised that option in 2004, he hired Mr. Cass to be President of the Ravens, and he is now in his 14th year as President. 
Mr. Cass is looking forward to sharing with his neighbors how the Ravens manage the opportunities and challenges of being an NFL team.  He will also discuss some of the challenges facing the NFL and how the League will address them. 


Please come join your neighbors for some nibbles, drinks and conversation at the Village Hall.  A chance to unwind, chat, see friends and make new ones. You can find the article within the September 2017 Crier. If you have any questions you can contact Michael Marsh at

Flu & Pneumonia Clinic
Save the Date!

Get your flu shot on:

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 3pm - 7pm 
Location: Village Hall

Flu vaccine facts

  • Getting vaccinated makes you about 60% less likely to need treatment for the flu
  • Get the vaccine once per year to make sure you’re protected. The flu-fighting power of the vaccines decreases over time
  • Flu season can start as early as OCTOBER
  • It takes about 2 WEEKS after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection from the flu
  • A droplet from a cough or sneeze can spread to other up to 6 FEET away
  • EVERYONE 6 MONTHS AND OLDER should be vaccinated, according to the CDC.
  • Adults over 65 and children under 5 are at increased risk
  • Last year alone, the flu shot prevented 7.2 MILLION influenza-associated illnesses and 90,000 flu hospitalizations 
Please call Tamu at the Village Hall to register. 301-654-7300 or

Flu FAQ's
Flu Knowledge Sheet


Fall Social - Save the Date!

To help welcome new residents and to give everyone a chance to visit with one another, we will have our annual Fall Social at the Village Hall on Sunday, October 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be refreshments for all ages and a moon-bounce for the children. Please RSVP by October 5, 2017 by calling 301-654-7300 or email

The Fall Social Flyer 

Revisions to the County’s Master Plan of 
Highways & Transitways

Proposed Reclassifications of Local Roadways

Village staff attended a public outreach meeting on September 13 hosted by the Montgomery Planning Staff regarding the comprehensive re-write of the County’s Master Plan of Highways and Transitways.  The meeting was attended by approximately 30 citizens, approximately 10 of which were residents of the Village.  The Planning Staff’s presentation can be found at the following link by scrolling down to “Briefing Book”:

The primary local roadway of concern under the proposed revisions is the proposed reclassification of Brookville Road from a “primary residential” roadway to a “minor arterial”.  Planning Staff reaffirmed that this proposed change was made to recognize the current use of Brookville Road which their analysis determined that over 50% of the vehicles are using the roadway as a through street.  A “minor arterial” is defined as “a two-lane arterial meant nearly equally for through movement of vehicles and access to abutting property”.

Although the mid-September public outreach meeting was intended to allow Planning Staff to report out on the proposed recommendations, the staff did accept comments and questions from the floor. Most of those in attendance commented regarding Brookville Road and urged that while the roadway may currently be operating as a “minor arterial” as that term is defined, the roadway was not intended or designed nor is it maintained as such. Rather, the roadway is viewed locally as a residential roadway that is being inundated with unintended and unsustainable traffic levels.  Additionally, many noted that a larger effort should be made to address why much of the traffic that is using Brookville Road as a bypass to Connecticut Avenue are doing so.  The backups at East West Highway and Connecticut Avenue was cited as a primary reason.

Planning Staff did confirm that the Master Plan of Highways & Transitways is not an operational document and does not dictate any prescribed changes that may be made to a roadway. Rather, the county’s Department of Transportation—and in the case of Brookville Road, the State Highway Administration—assess what changes may be needed for a particular roadway regardless of its classification under the Master Plan. Nonetheless, the concern stated by those in attendance at the meeting as well as from residents who have contacted the Village office is that Brookville Road should not be reclassified and efforts should be made to help ease traffic along the roadway rather than classifying the current traffic levels as acceptable in the revised Master Plan.

Village Board Position

The Village Board is preparing a letter that will be sent to the Chair of the Planning Board urging that the “primary residential” classification for Brookville Road be maintained and urging the removal of Grafton Street from the plan’s scope as the roadway does not fall under county oversight or control (the Planning Staff has already acknowledged that Grafton Street was not intended to be added under this effort in the same way that all roadways within the corporate limits of the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville were left out). 

Additional Public Outreach Meetings
There is one remaining Public Outreach Meeting:

  • October 10: Marilyn J. Praisner Library, Small Room, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville

Informational Website
Below is a link to the website that has been created regarding the proposed changes:

How to Submit Comments

Comments are being accepted through October 27, 2017.  Residents can submit comments directly through the interactive map on the Montgomery Planning website at: or by mail to:

Montgomery County Planning Board
c/o Mr. Casey Anderson, Board Chair
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Planning Staff will present its recommendations to the Planning Board in November (date TBD).

Public Comments Sought Regarding Early Voting Sites

Per State law, which requires a bi-annual review of early voting sites, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking residents’ comments on the list of early voting sites that will operate beginning with the 2018 elections.  Village residents may recall that our local early voting site at the Jane E. Lawton Community Center in the Town of Chevy Chase was a candidate for removal from the list in 2015, however, the Village and other neighboring communities weighed-in and were successful in our efforts securing the site for the 2016 presidential elections. 
The Montgomery County Board of Elections will take public comments on the proposed early voting sites and recommendations for new sites beginning at 10:00 a.m. on September 23 at the lobby auditorium of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building, located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville.  Public comments will also be accepted at the Board of Elections offices located at 18753 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 210 in Gaithersburg during the Board’s meetings on September 18 and October 16.  Both meetings begin at 2:30 p.m. 
If residents would like to submit written comments including recommendations for additional sites, please do so by email to before October 14.  The final county-recommended sites will be submitted to the State Board of Elections for final approval.
For more information, including a listing of all proposed early voting sites, please visit:

Are You Prepared?

As we saw last season during the record Blizzard of 2016 and as gear up for the upcoming winter season, the Village reminds residents that it is important to be prepared. In order the assist residents in their preparedness, the Village in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) offer a number of helpful tools, plans and free alerts to assist and keep you informed.


Village Website and Blast Email System – Have you signed up for the Village’s blast email system? This is primary electronic method of communication with you. The Village has 2 email lists you can sign-up for:

Urgent News Alert – include messages such as criminal activity, neighborhood disruptions such as water main breaks, power outages and road closures and major weather events.

General News Alerts – include messages about Board and committee meetings, community events, changes in public services such as refuse/recycling collection schedules and upcoming road closures.

To sign-up for the blast email system visit the Village website at and click on the tablet icon at the top of the Village’s homepage.

Alert Montgomery – Alert Montgomery is the office emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. To sign-up for Alert Montgomery please visit the OEMHS website and click on the “Alert Montgomery” link at the top of the page.


Family and Community Preparedness Information – Emergencies can take many form and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. To assist in your family planning please visit the Village’s emergency preparedness page, for helpful tools and links. Another important tool the Village has to assist you in your preparedness efforts is to always request a House Check when you are out town and ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date with the Village office.


For additional information please visit the Village’s website at and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.

Emergency Contact Sheet

Chevy Chase Village Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-654-7300

Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Dept
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas


Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

**A cut out sheet is also located on page two of the January 2017 Crier.

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