Sheriff Maxwell C. Uy was initially elected as Montgomery County’s 62nd Sheriff on November 8, 2022. He officially began his term on December 1, 2022. Sheriff Uy is the first Asian-American to hold the Office of Montgomery County Sheriff.
Prior to his election, Sheriff Uy spent over two years as Chief Deputy, directing every aspect of the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office. During his law enforcement career, Sheriff Uy rose through the ranks, serving in nearly every section of the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Uy was raised in Fremont, California. Shortly after graduating high school, he enlisted as an active-duty member of the U.S. Army. He ultimately relocated to the East Coast as a member of the U.S. Army’s Old Guard 3rd US Infantry Regiment, before joining the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 1994.
The Sheriff’s Office is the oldest law enforcement agency in Montgomery County, Maryland having been established in July of 1777. The Maryland Constitution provides that the Sheriff be elected every four years and the Office comes under the Judicial Branch of Government. The Sheriff is therefore a State Constitutional Officer who functions autonomously from the Legislative and Executive branches of government.
This year’s dry spring and summer months have led to a very low flow in the Potomac River, the main source of drinking water in the Washington area. With the flow near record lows, local governments in the Washington Area are moving forward on drought monitoring and planning using a system developed over the past several decades by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB). The Executive Director of ICPRB is Michael Nardolilli, our speaker for September 8.
Michael joined the ICPRB as its Executive Director on April 1, 2019. Previously, Mr. Nardolilli served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, President of the Arlington Outdoor Lab, Executive Director of the Montgomery Parks Foundation, President of the C&O Canal Trust, and President of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. Michael has a JD from the College of William & Mary and a BSFS from Georgetown University.
David Searby, newly-installed President of Metro Bethesda Rotary Club, will present his proposal that his club, ours, and other local clubs jointly sponsor the creation of a new kind of Rotaract Club. David invited Pallavi Gowda and Bree Kunzel from Potomac Rotary Club, Varda Fink, new President of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club and Raquel Micit, a potential Rotaract Club member, to join our meeting on July 21st to hear and consider his proposal. Below is a screenshot of the meeting. The August event will be a continuation of the discussion, in person at the Marriott.