Posts by Alan Heymann

Alan Heymann works in the public sector by day. He is a member of the incoming class of Leadership Montgomery and president of the Oakland Terrace Elementary School PTA. A vegan with a mild running habit, he lives in Montgomery County with his wife and daughter and their dog. Alan blogs at

  • Sorry, Metro. I’ve been seeing someone else.

    I broke up with Metro last month. I used to commute from Montgomery County to the Navy Yard area every day, typically by the Red and Green lines with a transfer at Fort Totten. SafeTrack work on my section of the Red Line sent me looking around for alternatives. Driving was never an option, so I landed on MARC’s Brunswick Line plus Capital Bikeshare. I realize I’m…  Keep reading…

  • Be civil toward your government employees

    Please, offer your nearest local government employee a hug or at least a handshake. Repeat often. I recently took a job in the nonprofit sector after eight years of working in our local government. First as a Council staffer, then a mayoral aide, then an agency spokesperson and senior manager, I have worked with hundreds of my fellow District residents in resolving their issues…  Keep reading…

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