montgomery county executive

July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting Today, Submit Questions Online

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. Wednesday. Residents are invited to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett. Questions and answers will be posted on the county’s website during and after the chat.

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July 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Valerie Ervin on County Executive Race: ‘Where are the Women Candidates?’ (VIDEO)

Former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin is looking forward to the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election next year. Ervin, now a senior adviser for the Working Families Party, said she thinks the Montgomery County Council race is going to be exciting because of the growing number of candidates in the at-large race. She said the public […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Wheaton Redevelopment Project

UPDATED: Groundbreaking to redevelop parts of Wheaton is set for Sunday June 4 during the annual Taste of Wheaton celebration. The Wheaton Revitalization Project will provide a government office building, an underground parking garage, and a new town square for residents which includes a public park of approximately 35,000 square feet, according to a news […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Talks About Learning from Failure (VIDEO)

Total Wine & More founder David Trone said Thursday too many businesses are afraid of failure. “We want failure,” Trone told the Small Business Network. “Because if we don’t have some failure, how are we going to learn. If we don’t learn, we’re probably not going to succeed.” Trone, who ran unsuccessfully for the 8th […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Announces 16 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Will Be Added to County’s Fleet

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the replacement of 15 cars used by the Department of General Services (DGS) with energy efficient ones by the end of Fiscal Year 17. As part of Montgomery County’s commitment to achieving energy efficiency, DGS staff and other county agencies will have access to Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, according […]

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May 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders Launch New Route to Connect to the Internet Faster (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined area business leaders for the launch of a new way to connect to the internet. Back in 2014, the County Executive introduced a six-point economic plan which included UltraMontgomery, an initiative that would create a fiber connection in Ashburn Virginia to grow opportunities for local businesses and universities. “Ashburn […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration Informational Session for Providers and Community Partners Set for Feb. 8

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join leaders from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools, CASA and the American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), for an immigration information session. Amid the recent executive actions by President Donald Trump on immigration, organizers are having this meeting for providers and community partners who […]

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January 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Latin American Advisory Group Discuss FY18 Priorities with Leggett (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett met with the County’s Latin American Advisory Group (LAAG) to discuss priorities for FY 18. LAAG consists of 14 County residents who advises the County Executive on issues and concerns impacting the Latin American community. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Nestor Alvarenga, Latin American community liaison in the Office of Community […]

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January 24, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced that he’s vetoing the $15 minimum wage legislation, that was approved by the County Council last week by a 5-4 vote. 2. County Council members are scheduled to interview Robert Dorfman at 10 a.m. about leading […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “The only way to express my position regarding this bill at this time is to reluctantly veto and return it to you with what I believe is a more reasonable path to moving the county to a […]

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