The Riverdale Park Business Association has moved its October meeting to the third Wednesday of the month from its regularly scheduled second Wednesday of the month due to the Yom Kippur holiday. The Jewish day of atonement begins at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 8 and ends at sunset, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.
The October meeting will be held the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 beginning at 6 pm at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737.
The association will hold annual elections that evening. Four individuals from the Riverdale Park business community have registered interest in leadership positions. Former Riverdale Park Mayor Michael Herman, Esq., has announced his interest in being elevated to president from his current vice president position. Michael has practiced law since 1992. He specializes in business law, litigation, land use/zoning, personal injury, and government relations. In addition to being a popular Riverdale Park attorney, where he serves as principal of his six-member firm, Michael is deeply rooted in various philanthropic and educational organizations in Prince George’s County. He currently serves on the board of the Alice Ferguson Foundation and had previously served as president. The Alice Ferguson Foundation is a regional environmental education organization based in Accokeek, Md. He also serves on the Board of Joe’s Movement Emporium, a dance and performance non-profit in Mount Rainier, Md.
Dalton E. Patterson, Esq., a 2010 University of Maryland graduate who earned his law degree from Notre Dame in 2015, has announced his desire to be vice president. Dalton clerked for the Honorable C. Philip Nichols, Jr. in Prince George’s County Circuit Court. After taking time to work on two political campaigns, he began practicing as a Plaintiff’s attorney for a boutique law firm. He joined the Riverdale Park firm of Meyers, Rodbell and Rosenbaum earlier this year where he specializes in personal injury law, civil litigation and medical malpractice.
Lorena Vallejo, branch manager for Old Line Bank at Riverdale Park Station, has offered to serve as the association’s treasurer. Lorena has worked recently with current RPBA treasurer and veteran RPBA member Bruce Wernek to consolidate RPBA accounts at Old Line Bank. She has spearheaded the group’s effort to streamline our finances and made it possible for RPBA now accept credit cards for membership and other financial activities.
If elected, Jeffrey Yorke, of Yorke Partners, has agreed to continue serving as secretary.
Interested in running for RPBA office? Contact Yorkedial@gmail.com by Oct. 11, 2019.
And that ain’t all folks…
In addition to the RPBA election, the Oct. 16 meeting agenda includes an update and possible finalization of the RPBA logo, creation of a committee to plan RPBA’s role in Riverdale Park’s 100th Anniversary celebration in June 2020, and a discussion – and maybe decision – on where RPBA will hold its annual holiday party.