County Council

April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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April 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Funding for Problem Solving Courts Discussed for FY20 Budget

A joint Health and Human Services Public Safety Committee hearing was held on Thursday. Officials discussed updates and recommendations on the FY20 budget. Key topics included possible funding for the Adult Drug Court, the Mental Health Court, and the Exchange and Supervised Visitation Center. For the Adult Drug Court, officials say they need funding for […]

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March 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Executive Marc Elrich Presents His Recommended FY 2020 Budget March 15

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2020 operating budget today, March 15,  at 10:30 a.m. His presentation was broadcast live on local public, education and government television stations – Comcast/RCN Channel 6 HD 996/1056, Verizon 30. The event can also be viewed live on County Cable Montgomery at montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/ccmlive.html and […]

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March 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Leaders to Host Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Council, County Executive Marc Elrich, and several other county leaders are hosting the first Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice tomorrow night. The purpose of this meeting is to allow county residents to engage with the county government and voice opinions and experiences on the topics of race, racial equity […]

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March 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Plan Announced

A press conference was held this week to introduce an Early Care and Education Initiative. The four-year action plan was announced by County Executive Marc Elrich, Council President Nancy Navarro, and the County Council, as well as MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, local childcare providers, and other community leaders. The […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Montgomery County Passes Smoking Ban in Outdoor Seating Areas

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served. The ban applies to patios, decks and porches. Council Vice President Sidney Katz, who is the lead sponsor for the bill, says this is a public health issue, “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

County Council Addresses Systemic Racism in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro announced an initiative to introduce racial equity and social justice policy in county government. County Executive Marc Elrich joins Navarro and the council to create policies that will address systemic racism. The council will hold a town hall meeting to allow community members to share their concerns. The feedback will […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Unanimously Confirms Two New Appointees

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint a new Director of Procurement and an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO). The council plans to interview and vote on the appointment of two more ACAO’s on Thursday. The new Director of Procurement, Ash Shetty, expressed in detail his plans to make the office more […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the County Council recognized February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help teach teenagers about abusive relationship behaviors. This recognition emphasizes the efforts made by Choose Respect Montgomery, an initiative of the county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Family Justice Center. Teen dating abuse is any […]

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