Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ike Leggett on Wayne Goldstein

Following is the statement from the County Executive.

Statement by County Executive Isiah Leggett on the Passing of Wayne Goldstein

April 28, 2009

“I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Montgomery County civic activist Wayne Goldstein. Wayne was an earnest and perceptive watchdog on County government and County politics but he never let that earnestness get in the way of a delightful sense of humor and love of life. Wayne could disagree without being disagreeable. I will remember the ever-present fedora, the satiric testimony before County Council hearings, and the bundle of energy and idealism that was Wayne.

“Wayne was a strong and effective advocate on historic preservation, land use, and the environment, as well as an avid proponent of our CountyStat program to measure results and performance in County government.

“I have lost a friend. Montgomery County has lost an institution.”