Councilmember Nancy Navarro

February 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Navarro Raises Spanish Translation Concerns with State Vaccine Scheduling System

During a Montgomery County Council meeting with state health department officials Tuesday, Councilmember Nancy Navarro highlighted Spanish-language translation concerns regarding PrepMod, the state’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling system. The county has received feedback about translation errors which lead to “basically, a complete barrier,” Navarro told state officials. When asking for an address, Navarro said PrepMod […]

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January 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Leaders React to Historic Inauguration of Biden, Harris

Several Montgomery County leaders at the local, state and federal level were actively tweeting Wednesday about the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Many of the leaders made note of the historical significance of Harris being sworn in not only as the as the first female Vice President, but also the […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Councilmember Glass to Introduce Legislation to Expand Composting in County

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce legislation Tuesday that expands composting in Montgomery County. Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Nancy Navarro are co-leading this effort. Included in the legislation is the Zoning Text Amendment. ZTA 20-04 will create a greener local economy by increasing the materials farmers can use to produce and manufacture compost and mulch. According […]

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September 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Council Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Virtually Tuesday

The Montgomery County Council will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month virtually Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:15 a.m. during the Council meeting. The event is hosted by Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz, and Council President Sidney Katz. The celebration will pay tribute to local residents for their service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Rinden Homenajes a Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Los homenajes de los líderes de Maryland para honrar a la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no se hicieron esperar tan pronto se conoció la noticia de su muerte. Ginsburg falleció el viernes a los 87 años de “complicaciones del cáncer de páncreas metastásico”, según un comunicado de la Corte Suprema. Su […]

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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No Stranger to ‘Firsts,’ Councilmember Navarro Applauds Harris Nomination

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he had chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running-vice president.  If elected, Harris would be the first woman and person of color to be vice president. The historic pick is personal for one Montgomery County Councilmember in particular. Nancy Navarro is no stranger to […]

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July 29, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

$5.59 Million Special Appropriation Will Help Latino Residents Impacted By COVID-19

The county council approved a $5.59 million special appropriation Tuesday to help Latino communities who have been hit hardest by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today the Council approved $5.59 million to deploy culturally competent health resources, testing & public education in areas hardest hit by #COVID19. CMs @albornoz_gabe & @nancy_navarro spearheaded funding to create Por […]

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July 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Council Approves Funding to Expand Mobile Crisis Response Capacity

On July 21 the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a special appropriation of $592,202 for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ budget. The money will be used to expand the mobile crisis response services. The appropriation, spearheaded by Council Vice President Tom Hucker, aims to increase the number of mental health professionals responding […]

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