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November 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

OLO to Release Report on County’s Top Manager Salaries on Tuesday (VIDEOS)

Are Montgomery County directors and managers compensated higher than their counterparts at other area governments? The Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is expected to release a report at 10 a.m. on Tuesday that addresses this topic. You may remember that back in July, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal called for a review of the […]

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October 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

County’s Unemployment Rate Drops

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in August was 3.8 percent, down from 4.6 percent last August. According to a Montgomery County news release, almost 10,000 more county residents had jobs compared to 2014. County Executive Isiah Leggett welcomed the news and said the latest figures are […]

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September 14, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Says Maryland Students Are The Community’s “Most Precious Jewels” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro praised awardees at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala on Sept. 10 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Navarro says the community’s young demographic is “our most precious jewels.” Take a look: Seventy-seven Maryland students were the recipients of the 2015 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarships presented at […]

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September 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Maryland Student Says Donald Trump is Misinformed (VIDEO)

Yannick Diouf, a Rockville resident and business student at the University of Maryland College Park, shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and says the Republican presidential candidate is misinformed when it comes to the immigrant community. Take a look at this MyMCMedia Extra: Diouf was one of the awardees at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic […]

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September 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

Annual Hispanic Gala Celebrates 77 Students in Silver Spring (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Seventy-seven Maryland students were the recipients of the 2015 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarships presented at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala on Sept. 10 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. It was a night of celebration where students received a one-time $2,000 scholarship award. One by one, they crossed the stage to accept this scholarship that […]

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August 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

Bethesda Named Eighth Best Small City to Start a Business

Bethesda has made into the “richest small city in America,” and “snobbiest small cities in America.” Now, the city made into the “best small city to start a business in America,” according to NerdWallet, a consumer finance website. The study was conducted to find the top U.S. small cities to start a business – and Bethesda […]

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July 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Celebrates ADA’s 25th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced that the county’s nine-year bus stop improvement program has enhanced accessibility and pedestrian safety at over 3,000 bus stops. Watch this County Report This Week video to learn more: Leggett said that promoting mass transit and maintaining an inclusive community it […]

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July 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Receives Recognition for Financial Transparency

Montgomery County Government earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The county has received this award 45 times and consecutively for 43 years since 1972. “It is an honor to receive this national recognition for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Under the leadership of our Finance […]

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July 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

Council Seeks Applicants for Board of Appeals

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for two four-year terms on the County Board of Appeals. The terms of Stan Boyd (Democrat) and David Perdue (unaffiliated) expire in September 2015. Perdue, currently serving as chair, has completed two full terms and is therefore not eligible to apply for reappointment. Boyd will be completing his […]

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June 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Deadline Nears for Hispanic Gala Scholarships (VIDEO)

If you know any college students with financial need, remind them to apply for the County Executive’s Hispanic Gala Scholarship Program. The deadline is coming up on June 30th. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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