Kensington is an active, supportive community. The Town values and benefits from its residents volunteering to serve on Town Committees as well as in and around the Town.

The Town is continually appreciative of the time, energy, and expertise it receives from its resident volunteers. With the support of our residents, the Town will continue to be an active and supportive community.

STANDING COMMITTEES

The Auditing Committee reviews the audit of the accounts of the Town required by Section 812 of the Town Charter and conducts reviews of other financial matters of the Town that a majority of the Council may designate. The Committee consists of three members; two of whom must be Town residents. At least one member of the committee shall be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Each member is appointed by the Mayor to serve one-year term. Current Committee Members consist of Council Members Nate Engle and Ann Lichter (Council Liaisons); Jeff Capron, CPA; Leslie Olson; and Kerry Thompson.

The Board of Elections Supervisors oversee all Town of Kensington Elections. The Board consists of three members each of whom is appointed by the Mayor to serve a one-year term. Current Board Members consist of Council Member Ann Lichter (Council Liaison), Martha Deale, Spencer Harrill, and Jenny Smith.

The Ethics Commission is charged with providing advisory opinions on matters of Public Ethics as set forth in Section 3 of the Town’s Code of Ordinances. The Commission consists of three members, each of whom is not employed by the Town and who are appointed by the Mayor to serve a two-year, staggered term. Current Commission Members consist of Council Member Conor Crimmins (Council Liaison), Dave Beaudet, Jack Gaffey, and Tina Sherman.
Click here for additional information regarding the Town’s Ethics Procedures.
Click here for ethics procedures and complaint form.

The Greenscape Committee provides recommendations to the Council regarding improving the Town’s greenscape, including its parks, rights-of-way, and public areas. The Committee consists of members of the community who volunteer to serve on a year-to-year, renewable basis. Current Committee Members consist of Ann Lichter, Mayor Tracey Furman, Jon Gerson, Tim Willard, Gloria Capron, Sabina Emerson, Yvonne Gurney, Julie O’Malley, Alison Oppenheim, Elisenda Sola-Sole, and Helen Wilkes.

The Development Review Board (DRB) reviews proposed development projects (DRB Guidelines) within the Town and provides input and feedback to developers in an effort to create a collaborative process between the Town and developers on projects being proposed within the Town limits. Committee members are appointed by the Mayor to serve year-to-year, renewable terms. Current Board Members consist of Council Member Conor Crimmins (Chair), Council Member Darin Bartram (Co-Chair), Mike Gordan, Mike Henehan, Mark Hudson, Leslie Maxam, and Andrew Roud.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

The Town has various Volunteer (ad-hoc) Committees that are created periodically for the purpose of gathering and researching information for a specific topic on behalf of the Council. These Committees are always open to those that are interested and we ask that if you would like to join any of the below Committees to please contact the Mayor and Council.

The Traffic and Mobility Committee reviews issues related to roadway safety, traffic control devices, roadway improvements, and traffic ordinance enforcement. Committee members are appointed by the Mayor to serve year-to-year, renewable terms. Current Committee Members consists of Council Member Nate Engle (Chair), Council Member Darin Bartram (Co-Chair), Daniel Martin, Leslie Olson, David Romeo, Tina Sherman, Jody Krieger, and Anne-Marie Turner. MD 185 Corridor Needs Analysis

Established in July 2020 to explore options for increasing pedestrian and bicycle access and safety in and around the Town of Kensington (ToK). Working Group Chairs are Council Member Nate Engle and Chris Zappi. WG Report & WG Presentation

The Green Team Committee, forming in Fall 2022, will help the Town identify cost effective and strategic ways to protect its natural assets using best practices in areas like water, energy, health, food and economy, in order to earn points towards Sustainable Maryland Certification. The Town is seeking residents, business and community leaders to join the Green Team. The Green Team aims to reflect the overall demographics of Kensington, including members with differing income levels, ethnicities, races, ages, and housing types. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact Councilmember Lichter (AnnLichtertok@gmail.com) and Councilmember Engle (nateengletok@gmail.com) who are co-Chairs of the Green Team.

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