County Executive Marc Elrich

February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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February 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Announces Virtual Town Hall

County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Montgomery County residents can submit their questions for Elrich before and during the live online discussion with the county executive. All of the questions and answers from the discussion will be posted online.

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January 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Provides Web Portal for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County established a new web portal where federal employees and contractors who live in the County, and who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, can go to find assistance provided by various organizations throughout the County. The web address is montgomerycountymd.gov/shutdown. “It is imperative that we do what we can to help […]

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January 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Says He Wants to Help Big Business and Small Business

County Executive Marc Elrich talked about how he hopes to help businesses — large and small — at the Small Business Network held Thursday at the Montgomery Community Media studios. Here’s our story: And you can see the full discussion here: Elrich and Navarro Talk Business at MCM’s January Small Business Network Session

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January 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Spending Plan Tags $1.8 Billion for School Projects

Nearly $1.8 billion will be spent on Montgomery County school projects, according to a six-year proposed capital budget released Wednesday by County Executive Marc Elrich. The total proposed budget comes in at $4.3 billion. Montgomery County Public Schools would receive $1.775 billion to build 625 new classrooms in 26 additions, three schools and one reopened […]

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January 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Discusses Early Budget Moves

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said right after he took office in December, he had to make the first move to avert a budget shortfall. Here’s what he said:

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January 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich: Housing Commission Needs to Work with Community over Graves

County Executive Marc Elrich had his first meeting with reporters Thursday. One of the topics that came up was the African cemetery under an apartment complex owned by the Housing Opportunities Commission. Four people were arrested Wednesday at an HOC meeting, protesting the commission’s lack of action to preserve the graves. Here’s what Elrich said […]

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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: Apartments at The Enclave Silver Spring Will Be Inspected

County Executive Marc Elrich has instructed the Department of Housing and Community Affairs to inspect every apartment unit at The Enclave Silver Spring. The Enclave Silver Spring is located in White Oak, and it consists of three high-rise buildings. Montgomery County received a total of 113 complaints about the Enclave’s living conditions in 2018. From […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Announces Five Operating Budget Forums

County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that he is holding five budget forums seeking feedback from Montgomery County residents about the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities. “This is the citizens’ opportunity to lay out priorities,” said Elrich. “So even if it’s not on my list, I want to hear it.” Elrich will announce […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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