Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Advisory Board selects new leadership for 2014

A belated congratulations to the new officers of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board. At their January 13 meeting, Board members selected James A. "Jad" Donohoe as chair and Tara M. Flynn as vice chair of the Board for the 2014 calendar year

Jad Donohoe, a business representative on the Board, is a Senior Vice President of Donohoe Development, a division of The Donohoe Companies. Jad has worked on office, residential and hotel projects. Project credits in Montgomery County include North Bethesda's Sterling at the Metro Condominiums (2008), Bethesda's Gallery Bethesda project, the upcoming Silver Spring Library Residential project, and Bethesda's 8280 Wisconsin office building (now in pre-leasing). He is the fifth generation of the Donohoe family to work at The Donohoe Companies. Jad also serves on the Woodmont Triangle Action Group. Jad holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Boston College, and a Master's in Literature from the University of Virginia. Jad is an eighth-generation Washingtonian; he was raised in Bethesda.

Tara Flynn has lived in Montgomery County since 1997 and the Town of Garrett Park since 2003. She is an elected member of the Garrett Park Town Council. Tara is an attorney and mediator. Prior to starting her own practice, Tara worked as a staff attorney and manager at the Federal Trade Commission furthering its consumer protection mission and fighting fraud for over a decade. She joined Shaw Pittman (currently Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) as an associate in its litigation practice after graduating from the State University at Buffalo School of Law. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester.

Outgoing chair Marc Korman remains on the Board as a residential representative and member of the Board's Executive Committee, which sets the agenda for monthly meetings. Members of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board advise the County Executive and County Council on service needs and local priorities of residential and business consituents in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, North Bethesda-Garrett Park, and Potomac Planning Areas and the City of Rockville. The next meeting of the Advisory Board is scheduled for February 24, 7pm, at the BCC Regional Services Center.