Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Officials Release Joint Statement Urging Residents to Stay Home

Chief elected officials from parts of Maryland and Virginia sent out a joint statement Tuesday urging residents to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19, unless travel is essential.  Officials from Montgomery County who signed the statement are County Executive Marc Elrich, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Takoma Park […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21 and the long weekend is over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 10:30 a.m. in the council hearing room in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda. 2. Gaithersburg Reads: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has started a community-wide book club […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Deliver First-Ever State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will deliver his 2020 State of the County Address on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. The event will be at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, and is open to the public. Join me for the State of the County address at 10 a.m. […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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November 15, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils New Park Valley Road Bridge as Part of Vision Zero Initiative

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, other officials and Silver Spring residents unveiled the new Park Valley Road Bridge over Sligo Creek in Silver Spring. The original bridge was built in 1931.  (PHOTOS) County Executive @Marc_Elrich joined Silver Spring community members and federal, state and local officials to dedicate the new Park Valley Road Bridge over […]

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November 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 6 and it’s National Nachos Day! As you eat melted cheese on chips, here are five things worth noting in Montgomery County. 1. Public Forum for Kirwan Commission Funding:  Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., Montgomery County’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Forum takes place at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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October 24, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

Fourteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty business leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Wednesday, October 16, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, District […]

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October 18, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Ongoing Opioid Crisis Addressed in Press Conference

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined the county’s Opioid Intervention Team to address the ongoing crisis in a press conference Friday in Rockville.  Jacqueline Fleming, who’s been in recovery from addiction since October 2018, joined Elrich and others at the conference to talk about her experience and what resources people in recovery need. 

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