Mayor and Council



   For the meeting on:

  December 10, 2012
   Department:   Community Planning and Development Services
   Division:  Management and Support
   Responsible staff:  Clark Larson, CPDS GIS Specialist
  phone: (240) 314 - 8225
  CLarson@rockvillemd.gov


Subject
Recognition of Photo Contest Winners for National Community Planning Month

Recommendation
Recognize winners of the National Community Planning Month photo contest by calling them to the podium and presenting an award certificate from the Mayor and Council.

Discussion
The "My Favorite Rockville Place" photo contest was held for the first time this year. It was organized by the Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) Department to celebrate National Community Planning Month during the month of October. Sponsored by the American Planning Association, National Community Planning Month is an opportunity for the City to recognize the importance of planning in the local community as a means to build and preserve strong neighborhoods and civic place-making.

A panel of City officials judged the photos and selected those that best represented a favorite place in Rockville and displayed the greatest artistic and technical merit. The judges were Mayor Marcuccio, Councilmember Hall, Historic District Commissioner Anita Neal Powell, Planning Commissioner Jerry Callistein, and CPDS Director Susan Swift. A first and second place winner was selected from two contest age categories: under 18 years and over 25 years of age.

Mayor and Council History
This is the first time this item has been brought before the Mayor and Council.

Public Notification and Engagement
In an effort to raise awareness about the photo contest and its ties to National Community Planning Month, outreach was conducted to community groups and the general public via the City's website, email to City listservs, announcements at board and commission meetings, and public posters.

Next Steps
Photos from all contest participants will be displayed in the City Hall 2nd floor lobby in recognition of their excellent quality and to depict some "favorite places" identified in Rockville.


Attachments
Attachment A - Photo Contestants and Results

Attachment A - Photo Contestants and Results.pdfAttachment A - Photo Contestants and Results.pdf

Department Head:



Susan Swift, Director of Community Planning and Development Services
Approved on: 12/03/2012

City Manager:

Barbara B. Matthews, City Manager
Approved on: 12/05/2012