Takoma Park to Mark 25 Years Since Unification of the City

Takoma Park will mark 25 years since the unification of the city within Montgomery County’s borders with an oral history presentation sponsored by the city and Historic Takoma.

The city was divided for 107 years, with part of it under the jurisdiction of Prince George’s County and the rest in Montgomery County.

The unification was official on July 1, 1997 following 17-year effort led by citizen activists, elected officials and Takoma Park staff under the banner of One City—One County.

The “25 Years Later: Reflections on Takoma Park’s Unification” program will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2–4 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave.

Featured speakers on a panel discussion will include former Takoma Park mayors Kathy Porter, Bruce Williams and Ed Sharp, who served as co-chair of One City—One County.

Also on the panel will be citizen activists Chris Fitzgerald and Jan Schwartz, among others.

There will be time for audience questions and comments as well.

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