Monday, May 18, 2009

Civic group honors Goldstein, Parent Coalition and others - Washington Post

Maryland Moment |Miranda Spivack

The Montgomery County Civic Federation honored several community activists at its annual dinner Friday in Gaitherburg.

The federation, which next year marks its 90th birthday, is made up of delegates from civic organizations across the county.

The group honored honor former president Wayne Goldstein, who died April 27 of a heart attack while on his way to a hearing on Suburban Hospital's proposed expansion of its Bethesda campus.

County council president Phil Andrews (D-Gaithersburg, Rockville) read a proclamation honoring Goldstein, and County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said he planned to name the CountyStat office in Rockville for Goldstein. The Countystat program is an effort to use data to make government agencies more accountable and better able to measure their work.

Others organized by the federation were:

---The Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, which received the Gazette Award for public service;

---Stormwater Partners Network of Montgomery County, which received the Sentinel Award for contributing to good government;

---Luella Mast, who received the Star Cup, given annually to a federation delegation for outstanding public service.

Meanwhile, the Planning Board is expected to recommend soon that a Kensington park be renamed in Goldstein's honor.

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