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Mayor's Report

Posted on: April 6, 2021

April 2021 Mayor's Report

In addition, I have seen town staff and members of our Emergency Response Team perform services they have never performed before like seasoned pros! We have a common enemy, COVID-19, and we have come together as families and as a community just as we will need to continue to do as the days turn into weeks and even months.” I am very proud of our community and how we have weathered the storm of a pandemic.  We continue to focus on aiding those most affected, therefore I am extending temporary outdoor dining encouraging businesses to apply for permanent and asking planning to lighten the schedule.  I am encouraging more outdoor use at our parks and to assist businesses and local clients impacted and needing some temporary space! That's part of where the phrase “Together We Can” comes from!!!!

We are focusing on stepping the bank pop-up even though it’s already amazing but hoping to cycle more events without closing the streets. Remember we have already had yoga classes, music on state, sign language classes, scouting events and more! Take advantage of the water fountain and fire pits. Currently, the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is planning an event on April 22nd and Councilwoman Pamela Reed is planning the Bank Brews on April 25th. Visit to reserve a pavilion or the pop-up park for your next event!

Watkins Park Inclusive Playground – Construction on the new playground and pavilion has begun and is progressing nicely. Just in time for the spring weather. Ribbon cutting ceremony will be live on Facebook on April 9th at 4:00 PM

Elections –  Vote!   You can make a difference.  Visit the Mount Airy Reception Hall at 1008 Twin Arch Road on May 3rd from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM or vote via absentee ballot. Contact Colleen Reilly at to request your absentee ballot. I wish all the candidates well and appreciate their encouragement to share and donate services. For more information, visit

What’s Happening in your town! 

Love Your Park Week – April 17-25: Join the fun of National Park Week Mount Airy Parks & Recreation will be hosting "Love Your Park Week" from April 17th to 25th, 2021. We will have fun outdoor activities to highlight some of our AMAZING Parks.

April YOGA, Watkins Park

April 17: Mt. Airy, MD vs Mt. Airy, NC – “Clean Up the Town” Challenge (call Dick Wilcher at 301-704-7818 for more information)

April 19: 12:00 PM -  STORY-TIME in the Park, Wildwood Park

April 19th: 5:00 PM - Paint the Park with Nature, Vest Pocket Park

April 23: 6:00 PM - GUIDED Walk in the park, Windy Ridge Park

April 24th: 10:00 AM - Pickleball 101, Prospect Park

April 25th: 2:00 PM - Rock Skipping Competition, Prospect Park


Cars and Coffee: April 25th: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Municipal Parking Lot

Bank Brews: April 25: 12:00 pm -4:00 pm Bank Brews, Simpson-Baker-Bowlus Pop Up Park 

Visit for more information about these events.

Support Mount Airy Restaurant Week – Engage your appetites and prepare to enjoy Restaurant Week April 19-25thth!  Our Mount Airy restaurants including California Tortilla, CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co., Chong Yet Yin Chinese Restaurant, Concetta's Main Street Bistro, Cryin' Johnnies, iHop, J & P Pizza, Katana Sushi and Japanese Cuisine, Laurienzo Brick Oven Café, Ledo Pizza, Mamma Angela’s, Memories Charcoal House, Mt. Airy Inn, Twin Arch Tavern, Olde Town Restaurant, Siempre de Fiesta, SuperFoods on Main, Surah Japanese Steakhouse, The Grille at Challedon and Upper Deck Sports Bar and Grill will be showing off their best and great prices AND there’s a chance to win $500!  Find out more at

 Mount Airy – Tune in the last Wednesday of the month at noon.


Patrick Rockinberg



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