MVF to host Retail Forum

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Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) will host the first in a series of forums to discuss economic and community development in Montgomery Village at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue.
This initiative came out of discussions from a sub-committee of the recently dissolved of the former Transportation, Development and Public Facilities (TD&PF) Committee. The future of improved retail options has been a regular discussion point during community meetings focused on land use.

Several guest speakers will address national, regional and local retail trends and issues:
•    Maureen McAvey, Former Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute, retail expert
•    Tom Lonergan, Director, Economic Development, City of Gaithersburg
•    David Ross, President, Atlantic Realties Companies (new owner of Village Center)

Residents are encouraged to attend the forum to hear and discuss ideas critical to moving the Village forward. Small plate refreshments from local restaurants will be available from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and a panel discussions and question and answer period will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, e-mail EVP Dave Humpton at