In the wake of last week’s deadly Tucson shootings, many observers have asked that elections be less contentious and more unifying. The 2011 elections for open seats on the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors could set the desired tone. They were quick, easy and civil.
Three nominees won unanimous support for their re-election to the FoWF Board: Ken Hurdle (Residents and Community Organizations’ seat), David Freishtat (Business seat), and Greg Trimmer (Property Owners and Developers’ seat).
Ken Hurdle is a resident of Luxmanor in White Flint, and has been Secretary of the FoWF Board for the last two years. He also served on the former White Flint Advisory Group and the White Flint Steering Committee, both projects of the Montgomery County Planning Board during the development of the White Flint Sector Plan. He is an independent business consultant.
Dave Freishtat is a lawyer with the law firm of Shulman Rogers, just across I-270 from White Flint. He is active in County planning matters, and is one of the County’s premier experts in tax-exempt bond financing and other forms of public finance. He was recently unanimously elected as Co-Chair of the Planning Board’s new White Flint Implementation Committee (along with Dan Hoffman, another County activist). He has been a Business Class Director of Friends of White Flint for the last two years, serving as representative to FoWF from the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.
Greg Trimmer is a civil engineer and Senior Development Officer for the JBG Companies, and has been Treasurer of Friends of White Flint, and a Property Owners and Developers Class Board member, for the last two years. He is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, and has been active in promoting New Urbanism across the country.
Hurdle, Freishtat, and Trimmer will serve three-year terms on the FoWF Board. They will be seated at the next FoWF Board meeting, tentatively scheduled for early February.
Congratulations to all three FoWF Board Members.