MCM Party With A Purpose: November 30, 2022

MCM’s Party with a Purpose will be a special evening with great food, cocktails and live music! Mix and mingle with the new majority women county councilmembers and other Montgomery County leaders making a difference. Emceed by NBC4’s Shawn Yancy, the event will also feature a raffle of artworks by local award-winning artists and sports tickets. Funds raised from this event will support media training and camps for low and moderate-income families throughout Montgomery County. MCM is educating and giving media access to the next generation of young journalists and creatives.

Celebrate Historic Council Election

graphic celebrating election of 6 women council members

MCM is excited to announce a special addition to our upcoming Party with a Purpose, on November 30th, 2022. This week was a historic election in Montgomery County. Voters elected the most diverse County Council in history and for the first time in our county’s history we now have a women majority council. Six dynamic and diverse women were elected to the council; and we at MCM believe this win for women is cause for celebration. That’s why we will be celebrating our six new councilwomen at the event.

During the event, we will also be presenting awards to Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Former Mayor Pro Tem of Takoma Park and City Councilmember Vernon Ricks (who was the first African American elected in Montgomery County), Manna Food Center and Mercy Health Clinic. Come out and celebrate this outstanding group of community leaders. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Tickets are available at the early bird rate only until Tuesday, November 15.

We look forward to you joining us for a night of community and celebration along with the event’s honorary host committee, the current members of the Montgomery County Council.


Awards Ceremony

During the event, we will present awards to Montgomery County leaders making a difference in communities across the county.

photo of Shawn Yancy


Shawn Yancy is our emcee for Party with a Purpose. Shawn is an Emmy & Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcast journalist and evening news anchor at NBC4 in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NBC4, Shawn spent nearly 2 decades as a primary news anchor at WTTG-TV. Her career journey also includes stops at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh and WKJG-TV in Ft. Wayne, IN.

Shawn is the founder and CEO of Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy Inc., a 501(c)(3) dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of economically vulnerable women & children. Shawn previously served on the board of directors for A Wider Circle, Dress For Success DC and The St. Ann’s Center for Children Youth & Families. Along with her fellow DC newswomen, Shawn helps spearhead an annual breast cancer fundraiser for local cancer charities serving the underserved.


MCM will raffle several items at Party With a Purpose: two pieces of original art, four tickets to a Washington Capitals game and an autographed puck, six Georgetown Hoyas Tickets to a game, a voucher for media classes with MCM , a MCM studio rental session, and a dinner for two catered by Key Ingredients.

Two original pieces of art created by local artists Paula Cleggett and Doudgy “Dew” Charmant are included in the raffle. Both artists were featured in MCM’s Emmy-award winning Black Artists in Montgomery County series.

Host Committee:

MCM Board of Directors

  • Board President: Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor of the Town of Somerset
  • Board Vice President: Vernon Ricks, Former Mayor Pro Tem of Takoma Park and Councilmember
  • Board Treasurer: Juanita Farmer, Farmer & Associates, LLC
  • Board Secretary: Jeannette O’Connor, Woodside Park Strategies
  • Board At-large: Valerie Ervin, SEIU International Union
  • Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D., The Hurston/Wright Foundation
  • Monica Costa, Wilniq Auto Body & Mechanical Repairs
  • Stephen Deming, Microsoft
  • Malcolm Ethridge, CIC Wealth Management
  • Dottie Li, TransPacific Communications
  • Eric Myers, M&T Bank


Honorary Host Committee:

  • Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
  • Montgomery County Council President Albornoz
  • Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney A. Katz
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer
  • Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando



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