Welcome to the neighborhood!

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by Mike Conroy
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) welcomed new residents to the Village with help from the MVF Board, staff and local vendors and organizations.

The annual program helps provide new residents with an understanding of MVF, the Village in general and what it means to be part of a flourishing planned community. Local business vendors and non-profit organizations from the neighborhood also share their information and experiences in Montgomery Village with those in attendance.

Approximately 75 of the over 400 residents who moved to Montgomery Village in the last year were greeted by enthusiastic members of the community as they came to share their resident experiences and learn more about our flourishing community. MVF Board President Pete Young welcomed the attendees to the event and started the program by talking about what it means to live in a planned community such as Montgomery Village. Young talked about the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, as well as obligations of residents in a planned community. He stressed the Board’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and resident obligations to adhere to community covenants and architectural standards. While relaying personal experiences, Young also reminded the new residents to have fun and enjoy the community.

MVF Executive Vice President Dave Humpton introduced staff in attendance and gave a brief overview of how MVF helps shape life in the Village. He noted the importance of architectural standards and community covenants in maintaining property values, and the hard work staff performs each year to keep up those ideals. Humpton also reminded residents of the amenities they receive for the assessment dollars they spend. He mentioned programs, camps, classes and special events run by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture. Humpton also noted MVF’s office hours and willingness of staff to be resource for residents to navigate livening in planned community. He mentioned projects around the Village, such as the Apple Ridge Pool renovation, and potential development on the former golf course property and at the Village Center. Humpton encouraged the new residents to stay informed and become involved in their new community.

MVF would like to thank the local businesses and organizations who participated, either in person or by donation: Charis Realty; Christ the Servant Lutheran Church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Church of the Redeemer; Federal Trade Commission; Kicks Karate; Ledo Pizza; Montgomery County 6th District Police; Montgomery Village Animal Hospital; Montgomery Village Community Band; Montgomery Village Garden Club; Montgomery Village Kiwanis Club; Mother of God School; Palma Restoration; Rotary Club of Montgomery Village; State Farm Insurance - Christian Durand; Subway; The Village Pharmacy; TW Perry; Village Montessori School; and Women Who Care Ministries.

All residents are encouraged to contact the MVF Office with questions or concerns in the community. Information can be obtained by calling 301-948-0110; e-mailing mvinfo@mvf.org; visiting www.montgomeryvillage.com; posting comments on facebook (www.facebook.com/MontVillageMD.com) or twitter (@MontVillageMD); or in person at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.