Nominations are now closed for the White Flint Advisory Committee. According to White Flint planner Nkosi Yearwood, nineteen nominations were received before the deadline. The Planning Board has said it expects to appoint 18 to the Committee in late September or October.
Most of the names are quite familiar from the four-year effort to craft and pass the White Flint Sector Plan (which makes sense, since the call for nominations asked for people with experience and knowledge to help ensure the success of the Plan). Fourteen of the 19 are active in Friends of White Flint. Some of the nominees are:
Dan Hoffman from Randolph Hills Civic Association and Citizens League of MoCo
Chad Salganik from Randolph Hills and the web wizard of Citizens League
Ed Rich from Old Farm
John Fry from Fallstone (a former Friends of White Flint Director)
Todd Lewers from the Forum (a Friends of White Flint Director)
Della Stolsworth from Luxmanor
Barnaby Zall, a lawyer in White Flint, and an Old Farm resident (FoWF Co-Chair)
Dave Freishtat from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce (FoWF Director)
Peggy Schwartz from the North Bethesda Traffic Management District
Mike Springer from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (FoWF Director)
Greg Trimmer from JBG Companies (FoWF Treasurer)
Evan Goldman from Federal Realty (FoWF Co-Chair)
Francine Waters from Lerner Corp.
Arnold Kohn from Tower Companies
Mike Smith from LCOR White Flint LLC (FoWF Director)
It’s also possible that some other individuals, whose nominations weren’t submitted the usual way, might also be considered, including Karl Girshman from the Wisconsin, who was very active in the original White Flint Advisory Group and helped to start FoWF. A couple of Plan opponents also nominated themselves, including Natalie Goldberg from White Flint Park/Garrett Park Estates.