I am grateful for the endorsement of my candidacy for the Rockville City Council by The Gazette [“For Team Rockville,” editorial, Oct. 23]. The endorsement noted that there could be concerns regarding my effectiveness as a county government senior manager and a Rockville City elected official.
There are very few occasions when my work with the county will overlap with the business of the city. In those rare instances when there could be a concern, I pledge to recuse myself from any vote that may be perceived as a source of conflict. It should be noted that I am no longer with the county’s Office of Management and Budget where resource allocation recommendations are made to the county executive. More importantly, it is precisely my long-standing professional relationships with county elected officials, county government appointed and merit leaders which will permit me to build bridges for improved dialog and decision-making to reach consensus ... while advocating for city interests.
I believe that my 24 years of service with Montgomery County Government as well as my experience as a member of the Rockville City Board of Supervisors of Elections, a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and Rockville University as well as my current chairmanship of Montgomery Hospice will be an excellent foundation for serving as a member of the Rockville City Council.
Beryl L. Feinberg, Rockville
The writer is a candidate for the Rockville City Council.