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1/12/2017 11:51:35 AM
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Cecily Baskir Appointed to Town Council

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At its January 11 meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Cecily Baskir to complete the term of John Bickerman on the Town Council.  Mr. Bickerman resigned from the Council effective December 31, 2016, and Cecily will serve on the Council until May 10, 2017, coinciding with the expiration of Mr. Bickerman’s term.

A native of Chevy Chase and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School graduate, Cecily has lived in the Town of Chevy Chase with her husband, John Freedman, since 2007.  They have two young sons, Elio and Lior, and a dog, Emma. Cecily is a member of the Rosemary Hills PTA Board.  An advocate on issues related to future development in Bethesda, she has been serving as a member of the Town’s Special Committee on the Bethesda Downtown Plan, on which husband John is also a member.

Cecily is a practicing appellate lawyer with significant experience in indigent criminal defense, immigration, and civil rights law.  In addition, she currently teaches law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and in Poland; she previously taught as a clinical law professor in China and as a supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center.  

Cecily holds degrees from Princeton University, Yale Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center and has also studied in Germany and Argentina.  She enjoys bicycling and may frequently be found walking the dog and/or the children through the Town.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Cecily to the Council and thanking her for volunteering her time and talents to the Town.

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At its January 11 meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Cecily Baskir to complete the term of John Bickerman on the Town Council. Mr. Bickerman resigned from the Council effective December 31, 2016, and Cecily will serve on the Council until May 10, 2017, coinciding with the expiration of Mr. Bickerman’s term.

A native of Chevy Chase and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School graduate, Cecily has lived in the Town of Chevy Chase with her husband, John Freedman, since 2007. They have two young sons, Elio and Lior, and a dog, Emma. Cecily is a member of the Rosemary Hills PTA Board. An advocate on issues related to future development in Bethesda, she has been serving as a member of the Town’s Special Committee on the Bethesda Downtown Plan, on which husband John is also a member.

Cecily is a practicing appellate lawyer with significant experience in indigent criminal defense, immigration, and civil rights law. In addition, she currently teaches law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and in Poland; she previously taught as a clinical law professor in China and as a supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center.

Cecily holds degrees from Princeton University, Yale Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center and has also studied in Germany and Argentina. She enjoys bicycling and may frequently be found walking the dog and/or the children through the Town.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Cecily to the Council and thanking her for volunteering her time and talents to the Town.

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At its January 11 meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Cecily Baskir to complete the term of John Bickerman on the Town Council.