Councilmember Craig Rice

May 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Discusses Postponing Renovations for South Lake Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve several changes to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Tuesday.  Funding was reduced in areas including road rehabilitation and minor sidewalk projects as recommended by the county Department of Transportation and the Josiah Henson Park in FY21, as recommended by the Department of […]

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May 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders React to Hogan Vetoing Major Education Legislation

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed several bills passed in the General Assembly, explaining, “it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law.” One of the bills Hogan vetoed included the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which was recommended by the Kirwan Commission. The Blueprint was multibillion effort to overhaul the state’s […]

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April 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Rice Accepting Applications for Councilmember for a Day Contest

Councilmember Craig Rice is accepting applications for his “Councilmember for a day” challenge. This challenge allows students to apply to become an honorary councilmember for a day, hopefully getting students more involved in local government. Beyond the experience, the first place winner also gets $500. Second and third place finalists receive $250 and $100, respectively. […]

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April 22, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Oakland Terrace Elementary School Receives Green Ribbon Award

Oakland Terrace Elementary School was awarded the Green Ribbon Award on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education announced the Green Ribbon Schools, based on their commitment to safe, healthy and sustainable learning environments. 39 schools, 11 districts and five colleges and universities across the nation were awarded with the […]

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April 1, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Approves $20 Million Fund for Grants to Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million for the Public Health Emergency Grant program, which grants businesses and non-profits up to $75,000 each to cover COVID-19-related financial burdens.  The bill aims to “support our non-profits, small businesses, their employees and workers,” Councilmember Will Jawando said during the council session.  County businesses or nonprofits with 100 […]

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March 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Message from Councilmember Rice: Complete the Census by April 1

Households in Montgomery County have just two weeks to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online and meet the target of April 1st. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. Here is a message from Councilmember Craig Rice encouraging all households to complete the […]

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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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