At its second meeting last night, the new White Flint Implementation Committee (which seems to be the new working title) elected two co-chairs, one from the residential communities in White Flint and one from the business community.
Dan Hoffman, a young activist who is well-known in County government circles, will be the residential Co-Chair; Hoffman is a member of the County’s Structural Review Commission, which will soon report on ways the County can save money and improve services, Chair of the new Citizens League of Montgomery County, set up to get more young and diverse residents involved in County activities, and a long-time activist from the Randolph Civic Association, the largest residential community group in White Flint. He has also been active in Friends of White Flint outreach activities to the White Flint community.
(Dan Hoffman (L), with County Councilmembers George Leventhal and Nancy Floreen)
Dave Freishtat is also well-known, from the business community side. He is the representative to the White Flint Implementation Committee from the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, an attorney as the law firm of Shulman Rogers, and an advisor to the County government on bond financing. He is also active in Friends of White Flint, and serves as a director from the Business Class of members.
Freishtat and Hoffman were nominated by Evan Goldman of Federal Realty and the White Flint Partnership. Greg Trimmer, from JBG Companies, explained that there were several groups which were active in White Flint advocacy, including Friends of White Flint, the White Flint Community Coalition, and others, and he felt that the co-Chairs should be seen as relatively independent of the advocacy groups. Both were elected unanimously to two-year terms.