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Charter Review Commission
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and agenda materials are generally available the
week of each scheduled meeting. Minutes are available after Commission decisions are finalized.
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  • Steven Van Grack, Chair
  • Wilma Bell
  • Laura Berthiaume
  • John Britton
  • David Celeste, Jr.
  • Margaret Chao
  • Donald Hadley
  • Susan Hoffmann
  • Joseph Jordan
  • Charles Littlefield
  • Virginia Onley
  • Rev. Jane Wood

About the Commission
The Charter Review Commission was formed by the Mayor and Council in April 2012 to review and evaluate Article II, Section 1(a), and Article III, Section 4 of the City Charter regarding:
  • the length of the elected terms of the Mayor and Council,
  • the number of members of the Mayor and Council, 
  • the schedule by which elections for the Mayor and Council are held, and 
  • additional related topics that the commission believes are appropriate.

The report outlines findings, recommendations and any proposals for amendments to the charter or changes to the City’s code.

Goals of the 2012 Charter Review Commission
To advance recommendations to the Mayor and Council regarding the provisions of the City Charter as to the electoral process and conditions of holding office that will:

  • Participation: Increase citizen participation at all levels of City government, in particular in the election of the Mayor and Council,
  • Responsiveness: Promote City governance that listens, represents, responds and is accountable to the citizens, communities, challenges and progress of the City,
  • Effectiveness: Effectuate City governance that reflects and serves the needs of a growing and diverse community within a growing and diverse region, in an equitable and inclusive manner, and
  • Leadership: Encourage, bring forth, develop and facilitate citizen leadership.

Please send your thoughts and opinions regarding changes to the charter to , or City Clerk/Director of Council Operations' Office, 111 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD, 20850, or call the City Clerk at 240-314-8282.

Charter Review Commission
c/o City Clerk's Office
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8280