Takoma Park inaugurates second woman majority council

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takoma park logoTAKOMA PARK — The Takoma Park City Council seated more women than men on its dais Wednesday evening for the second time in its history. 

“Tonight I think is a night to celebrate, celebrating the incoming council members and those who have been reelected to serve,” said Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. “It is a new chapter in our city's history.”

Of the seven elected members, three women were elected to represent the city's residents.


Rockville inaugurates mayor, City County

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ROCKVILLE -- Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and the four newly elected City Council members made history Sunday when they took their oaths to begin serving the city legislature's first-ever four-year term.

Rockville City Council members inauguration 11-15-15Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton (center) joined council members Julie Palakovich Carr (left), Virginia Onley, Beryl Feinberg and Mark Pierzchala at the inauguration of the first-ever four-year term for the mayor and City Council Nov. 15 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. PHOTO BY DANICA ROEM

Standing on stage at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Newton joined council members Beryl Feinberg, Virginia Onley, Julie Palakovich Carr and Mark Pierzchala to collectively form the city's governing body set to run through November 2019.

Check the Nov. 19-25 print edition of The Montgomery County Sentinel this Thursday for a full recap of the inauguration, featuring interviews with each newly elected member to the council.

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