September 2019 - From the Mayor

September 17, 2019

Council Member Duane Rollins and I attended the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s (KVFD) ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A solemn annual event honoring the nearly 3,000 victims, including 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Center, KVFD joined hundreds of other fire stations while responding to the Pentagon. While honoring KVFD’s pledge to ‘Never Forget’, the Town donated funding in 2019 to complete a plaque recognizing Flight…

August 2019 - From the Mayor

August 19, 2019

The 52ndAnnual Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival is fast approaching, and our Parade and Festival Coordinators, Lisa Kelley-Connor and Victoria Randall, have been busy, along with the Town staff, preparing for our Town’s signature event. The Labor Day Parade and Festival is a wonderful event for our community, and we are always looking for volunteers to help the day of the event! If you are interested, and would like to receive a $25 gift card to either Starbucks or Strosniders,…

52nd Annual Labor Day Parade & Festival

August 6, 2019

The 52nd Annual Labor Day Parade & Festival is Monday, September 2, 2019. At 10am the parade start at St. Paul Park and heads toward Connecticut Avenue. You’ll enjoy marching bands, equestrian show groups, dance teams, floats, ambassadors and more! The parade makes its way through town, ending at the grandstand at Noyes Children’s Library. Click here for the parade map and here for the street closings. From 9am to 2pm the festival comes alive on Armory Avenue and Mitchell Street…

June 2019 - From the Mayor

June 17, 2019

The Town’s 125th Anniversary celebration at Kensington Cabin Park on June 2nd was a wonderful event celebrating the Town’s history, and I would like to thank Gary Ditto and Julie O’Malley of the Kensington Historical Society for organizing the days activities. I would also like to thank Boy Scout Troop 439, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, Kensington CAN!, Friends of Old Time Banjo, The Kensington Parkwood Choir and Instrumental Group, and the Friends of Warner Circle for…

Day of the Book Festival

May 16, 2019

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival has been a tradition in the town of Kensington for over a decade. What makes this festival so special is its connection to the past while bringing loved ones together. Day of the Book is an International holiday that is celebrated through the gifts of books and roses. Learn about this popular Kensington event in this YouTube video created and produced by Montgomery Municipal Cable.

May 2019 - From the Mayor

May 16, 2019

The Town’s 125th Anniversary celebration will continue Sunday, June 2, 1 – 4 pm, at Kensington Cabin Park (10000 Kensington Parkway). This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Town with your family and neighbors by learning about local history and checking out the newly restored Mayor Jayne H. Plank Kensington Cabin Park Activity Building. The event will also include live music, activities and games, and free hotdogs. I want to thank the Kensington Historical Society for organizing the…

Code Enforcement Officer

April 18, 2019

The Town of Kensington, Maryland is accepting applications for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer. Our community consists of 2,100 residents and 250 businesses in a picturesque historic town located approximately five miles north of Washington, DC. The successful candidate will be tasked with performing administrative, professional and investigative work to enforce various Town Codes and Ordinances by conducting field inspections, preparing and presenting reports, and issuing…

April 2019 - From the Mayor

April 17, 2019

I would like to acknowledge the 125thAnniversary Committee: Nicole Andrews (Chair); Judy Beach-Uhlman (Co-Chair); Gloria Capron; Dawn Frattarelli; Megan Griggs; Kyle Richards; Angelika Stablow; Katherine Wood; and Council Member Duane Rollins. The Committee did a wonderful job planning this fabulous event and I continue to receive compliments from Residents who have expressed a desire to hold a similar event sooner than later. If you were not able to attend our formal event on April 6th, the…

February 2019 - From the Mayor

March 11, 2019

The Council and I have been receiving many questions of late with regards to a number of development projects that have been presented to the Town. The process for evaluating these projects actually began in 2008 when County Planning took steps to update our 30-year-old Sector Plan. This was a lengthy process that involved the Town Council, Town Residents, and the surrounding Kensington Community. Adopted by the County Council in 2012, the Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan placed parameters…

The Mon., Jan. 14th Town Council Meeting (7:00 pm) will be held as scheduled

January 14, 2019

The Mayor and Council will convene as scheduled beginning at 7:00 pm for the Monday, January 14, 2019 Town Council Meeting.

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