Speaker Date Topic
Aviva Goldfarb, Aviva Goldfarb Marketing Aug 29, 2019
DC Restaurants and Community Engagement
DC Restaurants and Community Engagement

Aviva Goldfarb helps restaurants and other food and beverage related ventures in the DC area build sales, market themselves more effectively, and connect with and build their communities through successful events. She is a business coach for female entrepreneurs, and a freelance writer about food and travel. She is a Washington Post and Bethesda magazine contributor, author of 4 cookbooks, and founder of The Six O'Clock Scramble, an online healthy meal planner. Aviva has appeared on the Today Show, the Katie Couric show, PBS, NPR, CNN, has been featured in the Oprah magazine, Real Simple, and countless others, and built a six figure social media following for her former business, which she sold in 2017. 

Dr. Bulent Atalay Sep 05, 2019
Leonardo and the Intersection of Art and Science
Leonardo and the Intersection of Art and Science

Bülent Atalay is a Turkish-American educator, author, scientist, and artist.
Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1940, Atalay is the author of the best selling book, Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci, initially published in English by Smithsonian Books in 2004, and subsequently in 13 foreign languages.

A theoretical nuclear physicist, he is the author of numerous technical articles in physics. He has been a professor of physics for four decades at the University of Mary Washington, an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He lectures around the world on his expertise in the "A-subjects" —art, archeology, astrophysics, atomic physics and Ataturk... while claiming little knowledge in the "B-subjects" — business, banking, biology... He is currently the President of the Ataturk Society of America, dedicated to the ideals of the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, most importantly, the secular governance.

Sidney Katz Sep 12, 2019
Montgomery County Council Updates
Montgomery County Council Updates

Sidney A. Katz was elected to represent County Council District 3 in November 2014 and reelected to his second term in 2018. He started his public service career in Gaithersburg serving on the Planning Commission from 1976 to 1978. He was elected to the Gaithersburg City Council in 1978 and served until 1998. He was elected Mayor of Gaithersburg in 1998 and served until November 10, 2014 when he resigned upon his election to the County Council.

Councilmember Katz is Chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee and a member of the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee.