County Executive Marc Elrich

September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building Opens in Rockville

Montgomery County leaders cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building in Rockville Wednesday morning. The renovations costs $25.5 million and they’ve been under discussion by county officials since 2015. In 2017, the project design for the renovations began. While many projects were halted amid the pandemic, the renovations for the Grey Courthouse […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: County is Happy to Provide More COVID-19 Testing for Schools

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich as more than 1,000 students and teachers have had to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19, one week into the academic year. The school board wrote to Elrich asking for his direct involvement in supporting MCPS’ efforts to […]

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August 18, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: Elrich Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will provide a briefing on the county’s COVID-19 response efforts Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The briefing will be broadcast on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery and on the county’s  Facebook page and YouTube channel. Typically, Elrich is joined by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles who is on […]

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August 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles Resigns

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has resigned effective Sept. 12. County Executive Marc Elrich announced Gayles informed him of the decision Wednesday morning. He held the position since Sept. 2017 leading public health decision-making for the county throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Elrich said Health and Human Services Director Dr. Raymond Crowel will work […]

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August 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches First Community Solar Panel Program 

The Paddington Square Apartments complex in Silver Spring is the site of Montgomery County’s first community solar panel project, leaders announced at the residences Tuesday. The 286 kilowatts of solar panel energy will be subscribed to county households in increments of about three kilowatts per household, Montgomery County Green Bank CEO Tom Deyo said. Those […]

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August 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5,800+ Households Have Received County COVID-19 Rental Assistance

More than 5,800 households in Montgomery County received rental assistance so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders shared during a press conference Thursday. $32 million has been distributed and Phase 3 of the county’s Rent Relief Program offers an additional $59 million. Tenants who are interested must meet the following criteria, according to the county: […]

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August 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Regionales y del Condado Exploran el Uso del Pasaporte de Vacunas COVID-19

Los pasaportes de la vacuna COVID-19 pueden ser parte de nuestro futuro, dijeron los líderes del condado de Montgomery durante una conferencia de prensa virtual, el miércoles. “Estamos teniendo conversaciones con otros líderes regionales y yo apoyo el desarrollo de un pasaporte de vacunación regional o estatal”, dijo el ejecutivo del condado Marc Elrich. No […]

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August 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County and Regional Leaders Explore COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

COVID-19 vaccine passports may be in our future, Montgomery County leaders said during a virtual media briefing Wednesday. “We’re having discussions with other regional leaders and I support the development of a regional or statewide vaccination passport,” County Executive Marc Elrich said. It would not be effective in just one county, he said. In New […]

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August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After Pandemic Cancellation Last Year, Police and Residents Connect In-Person for National Night Out

Montgomery County leaders and public safety officials joined residents at neighborhood events Tuesday for National Night Out. The annual event is meant for police to connect with residents and for leaders to encourage community relationships with law enforcement. Residents could also learn about crime prevention and other safety information or about county resources like COVID-19 […]

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