Rockville Summit 2012
The second Rockville Summit was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.
The Summit program included a presentation from the six citizen working groups who have been meeting in recent months to develop recommendations for the city's future. Keynote speaker Edward T. McMahon, senior resident fellow for sustainable development at the Urban Land Institute and co-author of 15 books, discussed the best practices of successful communities.
Rockville Summit Audience Polling Summary
Mayor and Council Minute with Mark Pierzchala: Rockville Summit 2012
To learn more, watch a short video about The Rockville Summit 2012 from Councilmember Mark Pierzchala.
Working Groups Collaborate on Future of Rockville
Community members from throughout Rockville – including residents and representatives of the business, nonprofit, government and education sectors – volunteered to help shape the future of our community by serving on one of six Rockville Summit Working Groups. Read each working group's presentation and recommendations from the Rockville Summit 2012:
- Job Growth and Residential Workforce
- Preservation of Rockville’s Character
- Education and School Capacity
- Transportation and Traffic
- City Services and Budget
- Rockville Summit Working Group Volunteers
- Rockville Summit Working Groups Meeting Presentation - August 21, 2012
The Rockville Summit contributes to the ongoing development of a shared community vision for Rockville. The Mayor and Council seek public participation from summits and other forums to help guide policies and operations of the City, such as when revising its Comprehensive Plan.
Rockville Summit 2011
The first Rockville Summit was held in October 2011 and brought together nearly 200 members of Rockville’s residential, business, government and nonprofit communities to begin an ongoing dialogue about the City, the regional economy and Rockville’s future.
Stephen Fuller, an expert on the metropolitan Washington economy, presented a report on Rockville’s current economic conditions and outlined future economic growth opportunities and directions for Rockville.
“Rockville’s future economy will build on the synergies and interdependencies of its core and residential supporting sectors, and will be shaped by its assets and liabilities,” Fuller said during his presentation. Fuller went on to explain that Rockville’s economy is balanced by a “three-legged stool” that includes residents, business activity and government.
Panelists from each of the sectors discussed the report and looked toward next steps on how to achieve the Rockville they desire in the future. The panel included the following individuals from the community:
- Public Sector: Rose Krasnow, Chief, Inside the Beltway Team, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and former Rockville Mayor
- Education Sector: Judy Ackerman, Vice President and Provost, Montgomery College
- Residential Sector: Susan Prince, Rockville resident
- Nonprofit Sector: Sharon Friedman, Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County
- Business Sector: Arnold Kohn, Executive General Counsel, The Tower Companies
2011 Rockville Summit Recap Video: Watch this short recap video of the first summit from Rockville Channel 11.