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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
Robert Wilbur, Civic representative
Barbara Hoover, Civic representative
Staff coordinator: Darcy Buckley (MCDOT)
Non-voting member: Vacant (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)

  • April 27, 2022 (Wednesday!) (online meeting information in agenda)
  • May 26, 2022
  • June 30, 2022 (5th Thursday)
  • July 28, 2022 (tentative)
  • August 25, 2022
  • September 29, 2022 (5th Thursday)
  • October 27, 2022
  • December 1, 2022
  • December Holiday Lunch if Possible (TBA)

Past Meetings

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Last Updated: May 2, 2022