Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett

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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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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July 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Little Falls Library Branch to Reopen on July 29

The Little Falls Branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries will reopen to the public on July 29 at 10 a.m., according to a news release. A water pipe break in 2016 caused the Department of General Services to replace major equipment including the heating, air conditioning, electrical systems, and telephone equipment. “The water pipe break […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Attends Foundation Laying Ceremony for Buddhist Temple in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined leaders from the Vien An Buddhist Temple on Sunday for a foundation stone-laying ceremony for the temple’s new location at 13915 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. The new 13,000 square-foot building on 1.3 acres will allow more people from the community to worship, according to a news release. […]

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July 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils County’s Largest Solar Project (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

County leaders gathered in Boyds to celebrate a new stride towards gaining energy independence. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined County Council President Roger Berliner and County Councilmember Marc Elrich to unveil the largest solar project to date at a County facility. “This facility virtually, [is] independent of the grid during emergencies so when there […]

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June 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Aims to Make Starting a Business Easier (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county business leaders for the launch of a new web portal aimed to provide residents with county resources for starting and maintaining a business in Montgomery County. The launch of the new business portal, which took place at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce office in Rockville, is […]

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