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Rustic Roads Advisory Committee

  • Rustic Roads Advisory Committee members on rural bridge during a site visit
  • accessible floating canoe and kayak launch pad in Seneca Landing Special Park

    The RRAC consulted with the Department of Parks on the design of a new accessible floating canoe and kayak launch pad in Seneca Landing Special Park on rustic Rileys Lock Road.

  • Kayakers near accessible floating canoe and kayak launch pad in Seneca Landing Special Park

    The RRAC consulted with the Department of Parks on the design of a new accessible floating canoe and kayak launch pad in Seneca Landing Special Park on rustic Rileys Lock Road.

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee

The Rustic Roads Program is overseen by the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee (RRAC) and three agencies. The RRAC is comprised of seven citizen members who are appointed by the County Executive; they review and advise the County Executive, County Council, Planning Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services and other county agencies on matters concerning rustic roads. Members review and comment upon roadway classifications, policies, regulations, and promote public awareness of the Rustic Roads Program.

Current members of the RRAC are:

Chair: Laura Van Etten, Farmer, AAC representative
Anne Davies, Farmer
Charles Mess, Farmer
Kamran Sadeghi, Engineer
Dan Seamans, Rural preservation
Elena Shuvalov, Civic representative
Barbara Hoover, Civic representative
Staff coordinator: Darcy Buckley (MCDOT)
Non-voting member: Jamey Pratt (M-NCPPC)

Biennial Reports 

RRAC Meetings

The RRAC meets six or more times a year. Meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the 9th Floor Conference Room of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD. After 6:00 pm, use the cafeteria entry on the south side of the building. For the time being, all meetings are held on Zoom. Meetings are open to the public. The anticipated meeting schedule is below. To confirm the meeting will be held, to confirm the location, or to have an item placed on the agenda, please contact the RRAC Staff Coordinator, Darcy Buckley.

Upcoming and Proposed meetings (generally the fourth Thursday of each month)

  • January 26, 2023 February 2, 2023
  • February 23, 2023
  • March 23, 2023
  • April 27, 2023
  • May 25, 2023
  • June 22, 2023
  • July 27, 2023 (tentative- only if needed)
  • August 24, 2023
  • September 28, 2023
  • October 26, 2023
  • December 7, 2023 (replacing Thanksgiving Day)
  • December Holiday Lunch – TBA

Past Meetings

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Last Updated: January 13, 2023