Leading the Way

Rockville is a wonderful City to live, work, and play in—and that isn’t by accident.  We truly thrive when officials have a strong vision for a vibrant and inclusive community and the leadership skills to carry out their plans.

Team Rockville launched in 2013 with the goal of having a more transparent, accessible, and diverse Mayor and Council.  In the five subsequent years, the members of Team Rockville formed the governing majority on the Council and were directly responsible for many of the good things happening in our city.

Vote-by-mail was championed first by Team Rockville – other officials followed our lead.  

Rockville is becoming even more walkable and cyclable thanks to the pedestrian and bicyclist safety initiatives led by Team Rockville members, including more bike lanes and better lighting on walking paths.

Team Rockville members worked to save 236 affordable apartments from redevelopment as luxury units and we ensured that a $1.7 million loan from the City will be fully repaid.

Team Rockville members have been vocal supporters of public transportation, including adding bus rapid transit on Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road.

We led City efforts to push Maryland to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable energy to tackle climate change and for a statewide fracking ban.

We protected residents’ health by pushing for bans on smoking in city parks and outdoor dining areas of restaurants.

We protected law-abiding immigrants by passing the Fostering Community Trust Ordinance on a 3 to 2 vote. It helps our police keep the peace because any victim or witness can come forward without fear.

Team Rockville members led the I-270 awareness effort to organize neighborhoods that would be damaged by the widening of I-270.

We strengthened the City Charter and anti-discrimination laws to ensure that Rockville residents are protected.

We defended the City’s ethics laws and enhanced financial-disclosure requirements for the City’s elected officials—when others in local government pushed for less transparency.