SCOTT R. DYER
8535 Fountain Valley Dr.
East Village (Holly Pointe)
Montgomery Village, Maryland
"I ask you to seek a common good beyond your comfort…to serve your nation, beginning with your neighbor.
I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens, building communities of service and a nation of character."
President George W. Bush
"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve…you only need a heart full of
grace, a soul generated by love."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"This nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It
was founded on the principle that all men are created equal and that the rights
of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened"
President John F. Kennedy
"With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of
today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all
mankind to see."
President Ronald W. Reagan"
Village Foundation - Candidates' Forum for MVF Board of Directors
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7pm-8:30pm, at the North Creek Community Center (20125 Arrowhead Road) (Open to All
Residents) (Scott Dyer will be the Moderator of the forum) **The Forum will be video and audio recorded for viewing online via YouTube, as well as a transcript will be available in the MV News**
VOICE FOR MONTGOMERY VILLAGE RESIDENTS"
I am honored to represent you on the Montgomery Village Foundation's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are elected by residents to three year terms and oversee an annual budget of $7.5 million (with overall assets of approximately $14 million), and representing over 40,000 total residents. As a Board Member, my Committee assignments have included the Recreation Committee, the Committee on the Environment (COE), the Nominating Committee (serving as Chair in 2013), the Election Committee (serving as Chair in 2012 and 2015), the Communications Committee, and the Montgomery Village 50th Anniversary Planning Committee. I also participated in the 2030 Vision Steering process, the negotiations for the former Nike Missile site redevelopment, and also currently still involved in the process for the proposed redevelopment of the Montgomery Village Golf Club site. I am the only elected representative from East Village on the MVF Board. My focus continues to be on improving the future of the Village, through improvements to the existing ammenties as well as increasing them (including a continued focus on the creation of an actual Town Center for the Village), improved marketing of the Village, increasing public safety, fiscal responsibility to keep assessments as low as possible for residents, private property maintenance, protecting the environment, and representing your interests in the discussions and decisions made by the Board.
I also currently serve as a member of the East Village Homes Corporation
(EVHC)'s Board of Directors, in Montgomery Village, representing residents in 1,389 townhouses and single-family homes. The Board of Directors are elected to three year terms and oversee a budget of $763 thousand (and overall $1.3 million in total assets). As an EVHC Board member, my Committee assignments have included the Recreation & Environmental Committee, the Parking and Public Safety Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Election Committee, the Publicity/Communications Committee, the External Affairs Committee, the Information Technology Committee, the Audit/Budget/Reserves Committee and the Dispute Resolution Committee. I also have served as the Alternate MVF Representative from the EVHC Board of Directors. During my time on the EVHC Board, I was involved in the successful formation of East Village's Neighborhood Watch program, in partnership with the Montgomery County Police Department. I also participated in updating East Village's Reserve Study, implementation of the new LED lighting for East Village's street lights, improvements to the Glenbrooke Pond including the two new aeration fountains, creation of the EVHC Facebook page, improving content of the bi-weekly MV News' East Village Echo column, an environmentally conscious approach toward landscaping decisions, replacement of aging tot-lots throughout East Village, and bringing forth East Village-related concerns to the Montgomery Village Foundation's Board of Directors. My focus on the EVHC Board continues to be maintaining the community's common property, upkeep of private properties to help home values and quality of life, fiscal responsibility to keep assessments as low as possible, public safety, and ensuring my fellow residents have a voice in all discussions and decisions of the Board.
I am a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and the State of
Maryland; I grew up in Bethesda and moved to Montgomery Village, where I
currently live with my wife, Joyce Kraus Dyer, a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and the State
of Maryland as well. Between both of our families, we have called
Montgomery Village home for two generations, and have called Montgomery
County and the State of Maryland home for three generations. In 2010, Joy and I welcomed a third generation Montgomery Village resident and a fourth generation Montgomery County resident, with the birth of our son, Joseph. As a homeowner raising a family here, this is where our family will continue to live for generations to come, and I have a vested interest in the future of the Village.
I am currently employed as a Senior Account Opening Specialist, Associate, with J.P. Morgan Private Bank, in Washington, DC; I held a prior role with J.P. Morgan as a Business Manager (i.e. a Market-level CFO), covering the Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA markets; overall, I have worked for J.P. Morgan for eight years and bring experience in Finance and Customer Service. My previous work experience has included working for Long and Foster as a Realtor in their Montgomery Village/Falls Grove/King Farm offices; as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Transportation for the State Government at the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and as a Procurement Analyst for the Federal Government at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). I have also been a twice-elected official in Montgomery County to two four year terms on the Central Committee. I have received awards and recognition for my service to the community, leadership, and volunteer work; most notably by the President of the United States (The President's Call to Service Award - 2007), by the Governor of Maryland, by Students in Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.), by the Rockville Chapter of the Kiwanis, and by the President of Marymount University.
I hold a Business degree from Marymount University (in Arlington, VA), and also studied Business at Montgomery College (in Rockville, MD). I am trained and certified in Mediation, ADA compliance, Limited English Proficiency
(LEP) compliance, Environmental Justice, Environmental Compliance, and have also had experience in working with and negotiating legal settlements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
notably, I was part of the successful negotiation between the State of Maryland
and the EPA which saved the State millions in fines for violations that spanned
almost a decade and were successfully mitigated during my time at the State. My
work experience with the government has included Asset Management, Procurement,
Public Relations, Small and Disadvantaged Business Assistance, Compliance and
Auditing, IT, and Emergency Planning and Homeland Security. Further, I am a
trained and certified Mediator/Facilitator, as well as a Notary Public in DC.
My current memberships include the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC, Colonial Wars National Society - DC Chapter, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, MD. Notable
volunteer work has included the Rescue Squad, Red Cross, County Public School System,
Students In Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.), and Marymount University. I have also
been featured in various news coverage in past by The Patch, Montgomery Village News, The Gazette, The Washington Post, NewsChannel8, NBC4 News (notably chosen as their "Morning Person" spotlighted in 2007), The Baltimore Sun, CNN's Headline News, The Sentinel (Montgomery County edition), the Potomac Almanac, and others.
wife, Joy, currently a stay-at-home Mom to our son, Joseph, holds an Interior Design degree from Marymount University, along with an Associate's Degree from Montgomery College. Joy's work experience has included work for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) in Rockville, MD, as a Senior Interior Designer, and other notable local architectural and development firms (Cresa Partners, Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates, and DNC Architects); she has over 15 years of work experience in her field. Joy is also NCIDQ certified (since 2009). Joy is currently President of the East Village Homes Corporation's (EVHC) Board of Directors in Montgomery Village, and has been so far elected to two three year terms on the Board of Directors. Joy also serves as Chair of EVHC's Maintenance Committee, and committee assignments have also included: the Executive Committee, the External Affairs Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Election Committee, the Audit/Budget/Reserves Committee, the Management Advisory (MAC) Committee, the Information Technology Committee, and the Dispute Resolution Committee. Joy also helped with the successful formation of East Village's Neighborhood Watch program in 2011, in partnership with the Montgomery County Police Department. Joy was also awarded "Outstanding Alumni" by Marymount University, for her personal and professional achievements, along with her continued support for Marymount University. Joy and I also have the honor of our home being a winner
of Montgomery Village's " Most Beautiful Gardens Contest " in 2008.
My wife and I are fortunate enough to come from families with
noted service to the community, proud military service, family values, ethics,
and exceptional character. I'm the youngest son of two very well-respected
members of our community, Brigadier General Robert Francis Dyer, Jr., MD, Sc.D., a
retired physician and veteran of the United States Army (who recently passed away in July 2012), and his wife (and now widow) Doris Swain Dyer, RN, a retired Nurse who currently resides in Bethesda. They have raised four
children, including Robert Francis Dyer III (also notably the author of two Blogs: 'Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row' - http://robertdyer.blogspot.com and 'Rockville Nights' - http://www.rockvillenights.com
, and a prior candidate for the Montgomery County Council, as well as a prior elected official in Montgomery County), William Edward Dyer, and Anne Dyer Bott, who also continue to live locally, and myself. My
wife, Joyce Kraus Dyer, is the daughter and only child of two very well-respected
members of our community, Mr. John Edward Kraus, a licensed Architect, a Senior Vice President at the JBG Companies, and a veteran of the United States Army, as well as a current member of Montgomery Village's
Commercial Architectural Review Committee (also a former member of Montgomery Village's Joint Committee - Proposed Development of Former Nike Missile Site, Montgomery Village's Vision 2030 Steering Committee, and Montgomery Village's Long Range Facilities Planning Committee), and his wife Judith Allen Kraus, who
currently reside in Montgomery Village (Northgate Homes Corporation).
I look forward
to continuing to represent you!
me if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming
meeting, event, or in the community!
Also, find me on Facebook:
VOICE FOR MONTGOMERY VILLAGE RESIDENTS"