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September Newsletter

Happy Fall!

Matters Before the Council

At our September Town Hall the council had our first reading for the Cheverly Climate Change Resolution(link).  In order for a resolution or ordinance to pass it goes through three readings and a vote.  So as it stands the vote for this ordinance will be at the November Town Meeting on November 9th at 8pm.  Feel free to come to either town hall to participate in Citizen Input to let your council know what you think about this.

Another  issue that we are currently working on is the Cheverly Non-Intervention Ordinance.  This ordinance would clarify the unwritten practice of the Cheverly Police Department that they are not to participate in civil immigration law. The council will be discussing this again at the October 26th Work Session so if you are interested and able, please come to listen and share your perspectives on this issue.

Ongoing Work

  • I am still working on the feral cats of Cheverly.  If you are interested in participating in the formation of this group please contact me at 

  • The Cheverly Day Committee needs You!  Are you excited about the town and ready to build something exciting?  If so think about joining the Cheverly Day Committee to help make one of the most memorable days in the year!

  • One of our amazing neighbors is looking to set up a Cheverly Makerspace for kids up to high school.  This program would provide a space for youth in Cheverly who often go to different schools an opportunity to hang out with each other after school and to work on their STEM skills.  Please email me if you'd like to get involved in the development!

The Cheverly Police Department hosted their annual public safety day.  Fun times were had by all! The highlight was definitely the huge helicopter that the kids could walk around in, one of my kids friend got so excited that she buckled herself in!  Thank you Cheverly PD for such a great night! 

Another great event this month was the Cheverly Community  Market's Sip Local Event.  It was a great evening with samples from two breweries, one winery and two distilleries!  The organizer from the Craftsman building (CrEATive Fixings) was there too to discuss her vision for the property.  There was even live music!  I am really looking forward to the next event!

Cheverly Parent Resource Center is sending out weekly updates (link) on events in and around Cheverly, please sign up if you'd like!

Landover Row (across from Walgreens)is getting a facelift.   Additionally, they are planning to put in a coffee shop out front!


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August Newsletter

Hello all!  I hope you don't mind that I saved the town meeting updates until after the work session. Below are some of the updates.

1.  A Coffee Shop for Cheverly? As many of you know there is a 175,000 square foot building behind the Cheverly Pool that has recently been sold to a development company that is looking to turn it into a maker & market space with community spaces to meet, shop and work on our own businesses.  If you would like to learn more email me at Please stay tuned here and on my facebook page for future events (food truck night!) at this location as well!

2. Curbside Composting In order to get town wide curbside composting, we need 100 families to sign up.  So far we have fewer than 25.  So, if you are interested please fill out this form and you can email it to me or deliver it directly to Public Works.  No need to pay for the bin until we've collected all 100 families!

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July Town Meeting

Happy July!  I am so excited to announce that we will be having an Ice Cream Social at Cheverly Station Apartments on August 19 from 1-3 pm.  We invite all Cheverly residents and community groups to come, especially those of us in the 5th & 6th Wards! More information to come!

We had a short Town Meeting last week, but much of it is teeing us up for an extremely busy work session on July 27.

The meeting started promptly at 8pm

Town Administrator Update

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