Council Member Hans Riemer

Engage Montgomery Topics

Another new topic was posted this week on Montgomery County’s engageMontgomery website, giving residents an opportunity to voice their opinions and share ideas about the kinds of County financial data they would like to see posted on dataMontgomery.

The question up for discussion is:

What kinds of financial data would you like to see posted on dataMontgomery,and how would you like to see it posted (charts, graphics, views, etc.)?

The new topic will remain on the site for the next month, and residents are encouraged to visit and weigh in often with their opinions and ideas. The engageMontgomerywebsite is a social media platform that is part of the open government efforts that were launched in December to enhance government transparency and accessibility.

The engageMontgomery site serves as an informal online Town Hall meeting. Users who sign up for an account are encouraged to express their ideas on key issues, as well as support the ideas that they like best from others. This provides elected officials, department heads and program managers with valuable feedback on issues that affect the community. Users gain points for signing up for an account, points for sharing good ideas, and even more points when others support their ideas. Points can be “cashed in” for various prizes such as a free round of golf at a County golf course, a home security evaluation by a County police officer and a story time and tour for up to four children at a County library.

For access to additional information about the County’s open government efforts, go to the openMontgomery website.


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