Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, January 18th, 2021

published: January 15th, 2021 by in Community

In observance of MLK Day, the Management office will be closed on Monday, January 18th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19th from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Join the City of Rockville 2021 MLK Jr. Virtual Celebration:

Rockville’s 49th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will take place from 12:00 – 1:30 pm on Monday, January 18th.  The celebration, with a theme of “In Courageous Pursuit of Victory,” will be conducted online via Webex. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/mlk to learn how to join live. Those unable to join can view a recording on the webpage and on the city’s YouTube channel in the days following the event.  Joyce Ladner will deliver a keynote address sharing her experiences as a civil rights activist and her pioneering study of race, gender and class. She will join a panel of educators, activists, and advocates from Rockville, and members of the city’s Human Rights Commission, the event’s host. The ceremony will include the presentation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award to a student who lives in, or attends school in, Rockville and has worked to fulfill King’s dream, and the F. Michael Taff Award to an individual, organization or business that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

City of Rockville Volunteer Opportunities:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making our community a better place.

This year, the city is sponsoring a week where community members will participate in directed, socially distanced, volunteer activities and simple acts of kindness in the community. 

To learn more, visit the city’s volunteer webpage: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2152/Volunteer