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Board of Managers Election:
Uncontested; Elections Supervisor Announces Successful Candidates as Duly Elected

During the 104th Chevy Chase Village Annual Meeting held on April 16, Elections Supervisors Chair Ms. Charlotte Jones Carroll reported that two incumbents, Robert Goodwin, Jr. and Elissa Leonard, along with candidate Nancy Watters were the only candidates to declare candidacy for the three available seats.  All of the candidates had submitted their Certificates of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statements prior to the April 5 deadline and the Ethics Commission had reviewed the Financial Disclosure Statements has having been duly filed. 
A copy of the Elections Supervisors report is available on the Village website
Congratulations to Mr. Goodwin, Ms. Leonard and Ms. Watters on their election to the Village Board!  All three will take the Oath of Office at the start of the June 11 regular Board Meeting.


Chevy Chase Village to Host Arbor Day Event

All are invited to attend an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the small "triangle" park at the intersection of Cedar Parkway and Oliver Street.

As part of Arbor Day celebrations across the country, the Village will be planting a tree and installing permanent labels for existing trees in that park. Refreshments will be offered and printed materials about tree care and tree identification will be available. An age-appropriate activity for young children is being planned.
The Village is seeking designation from the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City, USA. We hope this event will be the first of many identifying and celebrating Village trees.

Shredding Event


Sunday, April 22, 2018

10am - Noon

Patriot Shredding will be on-site in the Village parking lot to shred residents’ personal documents free of charge! You will have the option of dropping off your items and leaving, or you may wish to stay and watch your documents being destroyed. Please note: Patriot Shredding cannot take away your empty boxes for recycling. Click here for the flier.

**Limit 4 boxes per resident

National Drug Take Back

Village Police Sponsoring Medication Turn-In Day

Your Village Police Department is participating in a national medication take-back day on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Law enforcement agencies throughout the region are participating.  Simply bring your unused prescription or OTC medication (no liquids or needles, please!) to the Village Hall and drop it in the box that will be attended by a police officer.  The Police Department will dispose of the medication properly.

Community “Azalea Trimming” on the Circle: April 28th

Friends of Chevy Chase Circle is inviting one and all to step up and join the “Help Trim the Azaleas” event to be held on Chevy Chase Circle, Saturday April 28, between 9-12 noon. A National Park Service property supported through a private-public partnership, it is through neighborhood efforts such as this that this gateway to the Capital and a local landmark can look its best. Grab a hand shears and a friend and come join your neighbors and a local scout troop get the job done.

For any questions, please email:

Administrative Office Welcomes New Employee

Last week, the Village welcomed Simone Kolnik as its new Administrative & Constituent Services Assistant.  Simone assumes the position following Tamu Tucker’s resignation at the end of March.  Simone will provide general administrative support, maintain the content on the Village website, compile the monthly newsletter, oversee Village Hall rentals and classes and manage the Village’s community events. 
Residents should continue to use the main Village email at to access the administrative office and to inquire about rental of and the schedule of classes held in the Village Hall.
Please join us in welcoming Simone to the Village!

Brookville Road Park Closed for Improvements

The Brookville Road Park closed this week for redevelopment and construction of a new dog exercise area.

The contractor will try to ensure that pedestrian access along the Brookville Road public sidewalk is maintained, however there may be occasions when the sidewalk needs to be closed due to deliveries or specific work. Follow the link to see construction plans for the proposed park.

For more information or questions please contact the Village’s Municipal Operations Coordinator Ellen Sands by phone at 301-654-7300 or via e-mail at

We thank you for your patience as we undertake this project.

Sidewalk Replacement at the Village Hall

The sidewalks surrounding the Village Hall are in the process of being replaced. This work requires temporary closures of the Village Hall parking lot and the main entrance (via the porch) into the Hall may be inaccessible at times. Signage will redirect visitors to accessible entrances. The work is anticipated to continue through mid- to late April, however, the sidewalks along the Laurel Parkway side of the building (main entrance) should be completed by Friday, April 20.

We thank you for your patience as we complete this project.

The Citizens’ Coordinating Committee
on Friendship Heights
invites community members to a forum for
District 1 Candidates for the Montgomery County Council

When:  Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria/All Purpose Room, Westland Middle School, 5511 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda

Candidates joining us: Bill Cook (D); Pete Fosselman (D); Andrew Friedson (D); Ana Sol Gutierrez (D); Jim McGee (D); Reggie Oldak (D); Dalbin Osorio (D); and Meredith Wellington (D)…GOP candidate declined to attend

If you share our concerns with school overcrowding, traffic congestion, excessive density in Westbard and downtown Bethesda…then note:

  • The County Council bears responsibility for approving plans.
  • Our District 1 Councilmember has been term limited out of office.
  • We have eight Democrat candidates vying for that position.
  • The primary election on June 26th will determine our Councilmember.

Our organization’s focus for the past half-century is on planning and zoning issues.  We will be questioning all eight Democrat candidates on these matters. We will solicit questions from the audience as well.

Who should you vote for? How will you decide? Become informed!

If you care who makes crucial decisions regarding our communal well-being, then join us on May 10. 


Pepco Partners with Arbor Day Foundation

to Provide Free Trees to Customers

Customers reminded to always call before you dig to ensure you know what’s below

Pepco is providing 1,175 free trees to residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, an initiative that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting. For the eighth year, Pepco is taking part in this important environmental program. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by visiting Customers should have their Pepco account number available when ordering the free tree.
The one-gallon, two- to four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include eastern redbud, northern red oak, crape myrtle, river birch, and red maple. 
"The Energy-Saving Trees program provides important environmental and costs saving benefits for our valued customers. In addition, the program is a great way to enhance the beauty of homes and neighborhoods, while also helping our customers save money on their monthly energy bills,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president.  “As these trees grow they provide shade for the home during the hot summer months, which helps bring down air-conditioning expenses.” 
Shade trees can reduce residential cooling costs by up to 30 percent, while in the winter months trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into homes, thereby reducing heating costs. The Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 1,175 trees are estimated to produce nearly $380,000 in energy savings within 20 years for Pepco customers.
The Energy-Saving Trees online tool assists Pepco customers in finding the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings. Customers using the on-line tool can call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help at 1-855-670-2771.
The online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree Software to calculate estimated benefits.
Pepco reminds customers to know what’s below and call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. One free call to 811 connects you to the region’s One Call, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811.
To learn more, visit The Source, Pepco’s online news room. Find additional information about Pepco by visiting Follow the company on Facebook at and on Twitter at Pepco’s mobile app is available at

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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