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L-R: John Petro, Pat Ronan, Gene Lichtman, John Medve, Rob Scranton. Not pictured: Frank Illiano, Bruce Lee, Michael VanSant.

JOHN MEDVE – Town Council Liaison
John Medve currently serves as the President of the Mount Airy Town Council, a member of the Planning Commission and Economic and Development Commission.  John was elected to the Town Council in 2002.  John has a passion for promoting Mount Airy, its citizens and businesses.
He and his wife Stacey and son Jac moved to Mount Airy in 2000 upon his retirement from the United States Army after 24 years of service.  He is a life member of American Legion Post 191, VFW Post 10076, and the Mount Airy Historical Society.

JON PETRO – Secretary
Age 57. Married to Linda (a registered nurse) for 35 years. We have two grown children (John & Karen) and two grandchildren (Dominic and Anthony.) My wife and I have been residents of Mt. Airy for 8 years.
I graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS degree in personnel management.
I retired from the Social Security Administration in 2003 after 32+ years of service. I retired as a member of the Federal Governments Senior Executive Service Corps. I last served as The Deputy Associate Commissioner for an organization of 6,000 employees responsible for processing disability claims, posting all earnings to employees Social Security records and making all disability and retirement payments to entitled individuals residing outside the United States.
I currently work part-time as a Marshall and Starter for Challedon Golf Club in Mt. Airy.
I have been a member, and secretary, of the EDC since its inception in 2003. I volunteered to be a part of this organization so I could work towards an equitable balance between establishing new business in Mt. Airy and preserving the "small rural town" atmosphere that I believe attracted most residents here in the first place.

Mr. Cahill is active in the high technology startup industry working with a number of U.S and international startups drawing on his experience as the CEO of high technology startup companies Manticom Networks and Trellis Photonics.
Prior to joining Trellis, Mr. Cahall was Marketing & Sales Vice President for Lucent Technologies optical fiber division, spent thirteen years with Lucent Technologies in a variety of technical, sales, marketing and general management positions, including two years with Bell Laboratories and five years in the Netherlands.
Prior to joining AT&T in 1987, Mr. Cahall held several senior positions with turnkey mini-computer and software companies in the United States.

Owner of Mount Airys New York J & P Pizza since 1989. Founder of the family owned and operated restaurant chain that includes locations in Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties.
Owner of Ridgeville Plaza I and II (coming 2005). Home of Arbys, F&M Bank, Subway/Manhattan Bagel, TCBY, Paradise Day Spa plus office tenants including the Tim Barkley Law Office, Great Lakes Title and United Stor-All.
Frank has long been involved in local community projects, ranging from the MAYAA soccer program to the Greater Mt Airy Chamber of Commerce. He has been awarded Rotary Club Citizen of the Year, Mount Airy Outstanding Person of the Year, and one of Frederick Countys Most Beautiful People (in recognition of volunteering).
In addition to his role on the EDC, he also serves on the board of the Maryland Restaurant Association.
"I believe that the EDC should actively promote Mount Airy as a great place to live and do business."

Eugene, age 70, has been a Carroll County resident since 1998, and a Maryland resident since 1966.
Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 1955. M.S., Management Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1966.
Professional Experience: Retired in 1984, as Program Manager (GS-15), Advanced Aircraft Propulsion Systems, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C. & Navy member of joint Navy-Air Force Advanced Aircraft Propulsion Systems Development Office.
Professional: Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Past Chair, Aircraft Turbine Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Hobbies: My son and I collect antique ambulances (full size) and emergency medical service equipment (my son Stephen is a Paramedic and I was an Emergency Medical Technician). Both my son and I are members of the Museum Committee of the D.C. Department of Fire & EMS. I am also the department’s historian.
Current Town Involvement: Member, Mt. Airy Economic Development Commission. Chair, Mt Airy Recycling & Sanitation Commission. Past Co-Chair, Mt Airy Spring & Fall Festivals Commissions.
Goal, as member of the Mt. Airy Economic Development Commission: to see that the town develops in the best way possible, from an economic standpoint.

Attorney Patrick Ronan is a
Mount Airy town resident and applied to join the Economic Development Commission in order to help guide the development of the town in a direction that would serve the interests of the town and its residents. He was appointed to the Commission when it was originally formed in the Summer of 2003. 
Pat wants to encourage and assist in the economic growth of the town as he sees that such change will benefit the town residents by allowing them further opportunities to live and work here if they so desire. Pat also feels that economic growth will provide additional resources to the town, thus making
Mount Airy a much better place to live. 
However, as a town resident member of the committee, Pat feels a strong obligation to temper this desire for economic growth with the compelling interest of maintaining that special small town feel of
Mount Airy that makes it such a great place to live.

Bruce Lee

Rob Scranton

Michael VanSant

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