In a series of profiles to introduce the candidates for Rockville City Council, the Gazette, a local weekly newspaper, featured Max in the September 16 issue. Staff writer Nathan Carrick opened his story with,
Anyone who knows Max van Balgooy knows he has a passion for preserving the past. But he said it is his passion for shaping a better future that inspired him to run for Rockville City Council.
The 47-year-old Twinbrook resident, who serves as president of the Rockville Historic District Commission and works as director of education for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said both personal and public motivations are behind his candidacy.
“The personal reason is that my whole life has been devoted to community service,” he said. “It’s very fulfilling for me.”
For the complete story, visit “Political Newcomer Seeks Seat on Council.”