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JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL MEETING!
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM
or call in with 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 878 5121 7903, Passcode: 278680)
A recording of this meeting, and hotlinks within the Newsletter, will be available on our website.
No advance registration required, but only the first 100 participants will be allowed into the meeting. A recording of this meeting will be available on our website.
SPEAKERS: Maryland Senator Brian Feldman and District 15 Delegates: Lily Qi, Linda Foley, and David Fraser-Hidalgo
Each year our District 15 Delegation briefs us on the completed legislative session. In these four, we have a team that works well together and supports one another. In housing, health care, and education, bills were passed to insure reproductive freedom and trans health equity and others address student debt and affordable prescription drugs. Like WMCCA, our Delegation makes the environment a priority. This session they helped or sponsored the passage of a number of bills critical to addressing climate change and lost biodiversity including a bill called Maryland the Beautiful Act which will protect 30% of Maryland lands from development by 2030. A hard fought bill was passed on Forest Preservation and Retention, as well as bills that establish a native plant program to educate and encourage the use of native plants and discourage the sale and use of invasive species and a Greenspace Equity Program that promotes natural spaces in underserved communities. Bills were passed that allow local jurisdictions to control and ban the sale of invasive bamboo species and others address solar and offshore wind energy, electric vehicle recharging reliability, and a Clean Trucks Act that requires Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to establish requirements for new zero-emission medium and heavy duty trucks in the State.
We look forward to welcoming and learning from our hard working District 15 Delegation. The public is most welcome to participate.
2022-2023 General Meeting Schedule – Wednesdays 7:15 – 9:00 PM
October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 14, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023 (Annual Meeting)
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.