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12Mar 18

Welcome to Rebeccah Ballo

new Supervisor of the Historic Preservation Section, Montgomery Planning, M-NCPPC. She brings great regional experience, having been a preservation planner for several local governments since 2002. For the past decade, she managed the design, review and approval process for Arlington County’s 40 historic districts. Rebeccah previously was a preservation planner in the City of Alexandria and Prince George’s County. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned a masters degree in urban and environmental planning with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Virginia.

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12Mar 18

Archives Position Announcement

The Town of Garrett Park seeks a part-time professional archivist. Responsibilities include
acquiring, authenticating, preserving, organizing and cataloging public town records and materials
donated from private collections.  The archivist will be expected to maximize the use of archival
software, train and supervise community and student volunteers, organize oral history recordings
and their transcription, respond to requests for archival documents, report on the status of the
archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager, grow our existing archival
database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives, and ensure in-person
and online access to our archives, which capture the 125 year-old history, culture and social life of
Garrett Park.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with the archives of other small
communities or non-profit organizations as well as experience giving presentations based on
archival documents to community and student groups.
Please send a resume with education, experience, and professional archivist affiliations to
Gene Swearingen, Town Manager,

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27Dec 17

Historic Tax Credit

Thanks to calls and emails from concerned citizens like you, the important federal historic tax credit was retained in the recent tax bill. It had been dropped from the House tax bill but preserved in the Senate version. Although this tax credit only applies to restoration/rehabilitation of commercial properties, it has been crucial to Montgomery County projects, including the National Park Seminary, and is important to historic preservation throughout Maryland. In fact, this credit returns $1.20 to federal coffers for each $1 it gives out.

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27Dec 17

New Recognitions in Montgomery County

Recent National Register listings are New Mark Commons development in Rockville and the Mihran Mesrobian House in the Town of Chevy Chase. Recent Modernist historic district is the Americana Centre in City of Rockville.

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