‘An Evening With Winners’ to be hosted by Neil Greenberger on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Fontina Grille in Rockville

Former County Councilmember Phil Andrews, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, legendary high school football Coach Bob Milloy and award-winning sportswriter Vinnie Perrone will talk about lessons of success and how to build a stronger Montgomery

OCTOBER 30, 2017—Four people who are among Montgomery County’s great success stories will talk about their experiences and how to apply winning strategies to help create a stronger Montgomery County when County Council At Large candidate Neil Greenberger hosts “An Evening With Winners.” The event, which is free and open to all, will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Fontina Grille restaurant in Rockville.
The featured guests will be:

  • Phil Andrews: Winner of four consecutive County Council elections and one of the longest-serving Councilmembers in Montgomery history when he left the Council in 2014. He championed the law that made Montgomery the first county in Maryland to prohibit smoking in restaurants and was the chief sponsor of the law providing for public financing for candidates for Montgomery County Executive and the County Council.
  • Bridget Newton: Now in her second term as Mayor of Rockville after she previously won two terms as a Councilmember. She is a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and was elected first vice chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
  • Bob Milloy: The winner of more games as a high school football coach than anyone in Montgomery County history recently retired after 47 years on the sidelines of Montgomery County schools. He coached at Whitman High School in Bethesda, Springbrook in White Oak and Sherwood in Olney and private Good Counsel in Olney. His career record included 405 victories, 124 losses and 1 tie.
  •  Vinnie Perrone: The longtime Washington Post reporter spent part of that career picking winners as the newspaper’s horse racing expert. He continues to write about the racing industry for various publications and co-wrote and co-produced the acclaimed documentary The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint. He is a winner of the prestigious Eclipse Award for writing about thoroughbred racing.

Fontina Grille is located at 801 Pleasant Drive in the King Farm community in Rockville. Free parking is available on the street and in a large parking lot in the King Farm business area. There is no minimum donation required to attend the event, which will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.

The event will allow residents a chance to meet the candidate, who is seeking one of the four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council in the 2018 county election. His campaign is based on “County government should listen to our residents and respond to their real concerns.”

The special guests at the event all have widely recognized records of success. Greenberger hopes that the lessons they will share can be applied to making county government more efficient and to helping Montgomery remain the Washington metropolitan area’s premiere county in which to live and operate businesses.

“People who have worked hard and experienced success are in the best position to help others be successful by sharing their experiences,” said Greenberger. “We are grateful that these extraordinary members of our Montgomery County community will share some of their lessons so that they can be applied in our determination to help make all aspects of our county stronger.”

Greenberger spent 20 years as a reporter and editor with The Washington Post before spending the last 19 years working in state and local government for the Maryland Board of Education, the City of Rockville and the Montgomery County Council. He now wants to use that experience to support Montgomery residents and businesses as an elected official.

One of the focal points of the lifelong progressive Democrat will be to guarantee that property taxes will not increase above the County Charter Limit (the rate of inflation) for at least four years. A provision in the County Charter—that was approved by County voters—requires any increase in property taxes above the Charter Limit to be approved by all nine council members. He said he will never vote to approve a property tax increase during his four-year term.

For more information about the “Evening With Winners” event, see greenbergerforcouncil.com .

By authority of Friends of Neil Greenberger. Stanley Miller treasurer.