Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett

November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Branch Library Reopens Dec. 16

Montgomery County Announces Date for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Reopen the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard Branch The grand reopening of the Montgomery County Public Libraries’Quince Orchard Branch will be held on Dec. 16. Over the past few months, the library has been closed for enhancements which includes new flooring and painting throughout the […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Announces New Program Aimed to Serve Ambulance Callers Better

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new initiative early Wednesday aimed to serve frequent callers for the county’s ambulance service better. The new program titled, “The Montgomery County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program,” was designed to reduce the growth rate of system demands on the County’s Emergency Medical Services while providing effective heath care for frequent […]

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November 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to sign into law a bill passed this week by the County Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years, according to a news release. Leggett will be joined by Councilmember Marc Elrich, sponsor of the bill; Montgomery County Council President Roger […]

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November 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Launches Survey for Residents to Gauge Quality of Life

Montgomery County officials are asking residents to complete a survey to gain more insight on the quality of life in the county. The 35-question survey asks residents who are at least 18 years of age or older to rate County services, use of existing amenities and facilities, whether they take advantage of County programs; their […]

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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October 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Leggett to Present Two-Year Vision Zero Action Plan

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to present his two-year Vision Zero Action Plan on Wednesday, according to a news release. Vision Zero began in Sweden and can be summarized as a road safety initiative where “no loss of life is acceptable.” Back in 2016, Montgomery County joined other jurisdictions from around the world […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Join Other County Leaders to Celebrate Success of Revitalization Projects in Burtonsville

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join the county’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs Director, Clarence Snuggs, to highlight the department’s success of its Facade Improvement Program (FIP) in Burtonsville this weekend, according to a news release. The FIP encourages commercial property owners to enhance their property exteriors by offering up to […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Travis Gayles Named County’s New Health Officer

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Gayles as County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services early Monday. The county council approved his appointment and Gayles started his new role back in September, according to a news release. Gayles is from Chase City, Virginia and completed his Bachelor of […]

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September 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials Launch “Renters Have Rights” Campaign (VIDEO)

There’s a new campaign in Montgomery County aimed for tenants to voice housing concerns. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Councilmembers and the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Bethesda early Thursday to launch the “Renters Have Rights” initiative. According to Leggett, the goal of this campaign is to inform renters they […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Joins Global Climate Leadership Coalition

Montgomery County is partnering with cities, states and countries from across the world to address climate change. The county has signed the Under2 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a commitment by governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions towards net-zero by 2050, according to a news release. “Now, more than ever, jurisdictions need to redouble their […]

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