Councilmember Craig Rice

February 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

First African-American ‘Councilmember for a Day’ Winner Recognized

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice presented a proclamation recognizing the first African-American Councilmember for a Day contest winner. The opportunity is meant to give high schoolers access to local government operations. Adjo Evonlah is a senior at Northwest High School in Germantown and the CEO of Pouchful, a company that provides environmentally-sustainable lunch bags for […]

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February 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Yale Student Body President Kahlil Greene

At 19-years-old, Kahlil Greene of Germantown is already a Montgomery County Black History-maker. Greene was elected the first black student body president of Yale University. His term as student body president started in May 2019 and it concludes in May 2020. MyMCMedia caught up with Greene, who is currently a junior studying U.S. History and […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for Feb. 18 in Montgomery County

A high of 59 degrees, but cloudy with occasional showers. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 18. 1. Small Business Network: The Kirwan Commission: Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and Councilmember Craig Rice join Kelly Leonard for today’s Small Business Network session to discuss “The Kirwan Commission: What’s Good […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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February 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Massage Workers Testify Against Proposed Bodyworks Bill

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing Feb. 4 for the Bodyworks Establishments bill.  First introduced on Jan. 14, Bill 1-20 would require all bodyworks practitioners, like massage therapists and reflexologists, to be certified therapists or registered with the state. The licenses have to be renewed every year.  According to the agenda for the […]

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January 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Library Expands Hours Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5

Good news for library lovers in Damascus. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Damascus Library, which is located at 9701 Main Street, will expand operating hours beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. They will be adding three morning hours on Wednesdays and two evening hours on Thursdays. “I am pleased these hours are being […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Expanding Summer Student Coding Efforts

A summer program where students learn to write computer code will expand tenfold, Councilmember Craig Rice announced Friday at MCM Studios. In 2019, Montgomery Can Code connected about 100 students at Title 1 schools with programmers at Apple and Montgomery College to teach them to code. The program was a half-day for three weeks. In […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Craig Rice on Apple, Kirwan Commission

Councilmember Craig Rice talks about a new effort to help students learn to code. It’s getting support from Apple. And we grill him on the Kirwan Commission, which is proposing $3 billion in expanded education spending.

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December 1, 2019 | Gaynelle Evans

‘We All Have that Implicit Bias’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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November 30, 2019 | Gaynelle Evans

‘It’s About Being Color Supportive’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Councilmember Craig Rice shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race or ethnicity. […]

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