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Upcoming Events: 

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER NANCY NAVARRO
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 8:00-9:30 pm
Mill Creek Towne Elementary School, 17700 Park Mill Drive, in the All Purpose Room
Read more in the October 2017 Newsletter

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Our Community

The Greater Shady Grove Civic Alliance is concerned about social and government events that impact our residents. Our Communities span the Shady Grove Metro area, including Candlewood, Cashell Estates, Derwood Station, Mill Creek Towne, Needwood Estates, Old Derwood, Park Overlook, Parkside Estates, Washington Grove, Amity Drive and greater Derwood neighborhoods. This includes areas in three Montgomery County Master Plans:  Shady Grove, Unincorporated Gaithersburg, and Upper Rock Creek. 

"We need vigilance here to take our concerns before elected officials because we don't have a mayor, and I think...a lot of things have been dumped here by Rockville and Gaithersburg."
Pat Labuda, Alliance President, to the Gaithersburg Gazette

Our Mission

The objective (mission) of the Alliance is to educate and inform the citizens of the Greater Shady Grove area on matters of public concern and to act on matters of common interest in a manner consistent with positions approved by the membership. (By-Laws of the Alliance)  

Recent Alliance Activities

Here are some examples of issues and activities we have worked on in the past few years:

Providing input to and monitoring development of the Shady Grove Sector Plan focused on the Shady Grove Metro and Crabbs Branch Way areas.
Working with the county and state officials on the ICC, Shady Grove Road sound barriers, and Redland Road expansion.
Holding forums with public officials and state legislators on topics affecting the community including school overcrowding, traffic, Metro, housing, streetscape, and more.
Keeping the community apprised of issues and events through our monthly e-mails.
Host candidate forums for county elections.
Annual forum with state legislators to report on results of the legislative session

Alliance Meeting Schedule

Alliance meetings are usually held at the Mill Creek Towne Elementary School located at 17700 Park Mill Drive, Derwood, Maryland, in the All Purpose Room at 8:00 pm. They are usually held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to May. The November meeting may be held on the third Wednesday if the fourth conflicts with Thanksgiving. Note that this year, the March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27. There is no meeting in December. Alliance members may also submit notices of other meetings of interest to the membership for posting here by notifying the GSGCA board. The next meeting is:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 8:00-9:30 pm
Mill Creek Towne Elementary School, 17700 Park Mill Drive, in the All Purpose Room

Upcoming meetings: November 29, January 24, February 28, March 27, April 25, May 23

GCSCA Newsletters

October 2017 Newsletter--Community Meeting with County Councilmember Nancy Navarro
September 2017 Newsletter--Local Candidates for 2018 Election
May 2017 Newsletter--Shady Grove Sector Plan Implementation
April 2017 Newsletter--EYA Development at Shady Grove Metro
March 2017 Newsletter--Smart Growth Development Around Shady Grove Metro
February 2017 Newsletter--Smart Growth Policy/School Bus Relocation
January 2017 Newsletter--Development of the Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2016 Newsletter--Community Meeting with County Councilman Sidney Katz
October 2016 Newsletter--Maryland State Representatives Forum
September 2016 Newsletter--Exceptions to the Zoning Rules
May 2016 Newsletter--Development Of The Shady Grove Metro Area
April 2016 Newsletter--WMATA Plans for Shady Grove Metro
March 2016 Newsletter--Taiwanese Cultural Center Expansion
February 2016 Newsletter--Upper Rock Creek Master Plan
January 2016 Newsletter--Development Of The Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--Meeting with County Councilmember Marc Elrich
October 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--Maryland State Representatives Forum
September 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--Smart Growth Policy of Montgomery County
May 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--Proposed Extension of M/83 Mid County Highway
April 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--MCPS Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation Plans
March 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--EYA Development at Shady Grove Metro
February 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--Community Meeting with County Councilman Sidney Katz
January 2015 GSGCA Newsletter--WMATA Plans for Shady Grove Metro Site
November 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--Shady Grove Sector Plan Implementation
October 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--Smart Growth at Shady Grove Metro
September 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--Meeting with County Councilmember Nancy Navarro
May 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--District 3 County Council Candidates Forum
April 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--District 19 State Delegate Candidates Forum
March 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--WMATA Plans for Shady Grove Metro
February 2014 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--EYA Development of County Service Park
October 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Sports Arena at Shady Grove Metro
September 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Community Meeting With County Councilman Phil Andrews
May 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--EYA Development of the County Service Park
April 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Derwood Bible Church Construction
March 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Proposed Development of Reed Brothers Property Near METRO
February 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Road Projects in Derwood
January 2013 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--State Representatives Forum
October 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--Development Plans for Arena at Shady Grove Metro
September 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--Community Meeting with County Councilman Phil Andrews
May 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--Proposed Rezoning of Towne Crest Apartments & the Plan to Annex the Great Indoors Property
April 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--WMATA Plans for Shady Grove METRO
March 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--Proposed Rezoning of Towne Crest Apartments
February 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--New Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Derwood
January 2012 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Update on EMOC facility being built on Crabbs Branch Road
October 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Maryland vehicle inspection station in Old Derwood
September 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the County Service Park
May 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--ICC--Completion of Segment A
April 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the County Service Park
March 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Community Meeting With Phil Andrews
February 2011 GSGCA Newsletter--Development of the Shady Grove Metro Area
November 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--State Representatives Forum
October 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--ICC--Future Plans
May 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--ICC update and election of officers
April 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--What is happening with the Shady Grove Sector Plan?
March 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--Development around Metro
February 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--ICC signage on Shady Grove Road
January 2010 GSGCA Newsletter--Casey 7 & plans for the relocation of the Ride On bus facility

Correspondence

Sound Barrier Policy email from SHA,  April 14, 2008,  Maryland State Highway Administration Sound Barrier policy
Testimony to County Council CIP Budget, Jim Snee, February 6, 2006
Highway Noise Abatement Funding Cut, January 2006, Background Document
Councilmember Silverman Letter to GSGCA on Shady Grove Master Plan Vote, January 2006
Letter on Shady Grove Master Plan Vote,  Brad Botwin, January, 2006
GSGCA President's Comment to County Council, James Snee, December 2005

Useful Links

Rockville Community Network

 

Membership

Join the Greater Shady Grove Civic Alliance!
Membership is open to individuals, civic organizations and homeowners' associations that are affected by development in the Greater Shady Grove area and that are concerned with improving community life.

Membership Survey results on proposed development of the Shady Grove Area.

 

Alliance Officials

Pat Labuda, President (Parkside)
Ken Weiss, 1st Vice President (Park Overlook)
Joe Parello, 2nd Vice President (Old Derwood)
Bill Labuda, Treasurer (Parkside)
Harrison Wein, Secretary (Mill Creek Towne South)

Contact Information

Email us
  Telephone: 301-990-8292
  Postal Address -- Greater Shady Grove Civic Alliance (GSGCA), 16929 Briardale Road, Derwood, MD 20855-2036

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