Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

July 29, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Elrich Appoints 4 New Regional Services Center Directors

County Executive Elrich appointed Luisa F. Cardona de Vence, Peter Fosselman, Jacob Newman and W. Gregory Wims  as  the new Regional Service Directors for Montgomery County. The County Council approved the appointments on Tuesday. Cardona de Vence will work in the MidCounty Regional Services Center office. She has more than 10 years of experience with […]

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July 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich on Uptick In COVID-19 Cases: ‘Folks Who Are Not Vaccinated Are Jeopardizing This’

Montgomery County leaders say unvaccinated adults drive the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. Data shows that it’s not just happening locally but nationwide – especially as the delta variant runs rampant. “We know that children under 12 can’t, but it’s that older population that if they get sick, they are very likely to be in […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard Appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Dr. Earl Stoddard, Director of Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security and a key leader in the county’s COVID-19 response, has been appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO) effective Monday, July 26. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the appointment in a release Friday. Stoddard will assume the role until the county council confirms […]

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July 23, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Climate, Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee Looking for Applicants

County Executive Marc Elrich wants to fill five vacancies on the Climate, Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee. Looking to do more for Montgomery County’s climate, energy, and air quality? Volunteer for the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee (CEAQAC)! Submit your application by August 6th #MCClimateAction #AirQuality #GivingBack. — Montgomery County […]

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July 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

With Recent Spike in COVID-19 Cases County Leaders Stress Importance of Vaccine

Montgomery County, along with other jurisdictions across the nation, has seen an uptick in the daily toll of COVID-19 cases. Health officials say the majority of the cases are among unvaccinated residents. County leaders continue to ramp up vaccination efforts to protect those who are vulnerable. “The good news is that so many of our […]

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July 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

BioNTech Expands Cell Therapy Operations into Montgomery County

BioNTech, the German-based company responsible for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, will expand its operations to Montgomery County and acquire a Gaithersburg manufacturing facility and cell therapy R&D platform from Kite, a unit of Gilead Sciences. This expansion will support the development of BioNTech’s expanding pipeline of novel cell therapies. The company recently rose to international […]

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July 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Toll Managed Lanes on 270, 495 Voted Back into State Highway Plans

One month after members of the region’s Transportation Planning Board voted to remove a road widening plan that includes managed toll lanes along I-270 and parts of I-495, the board changed its vote Wednesday and agreed to include the plan in its environmental analysis. The 28 to 10 vote was a victory for Gov. Larry […]

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July 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Montgomery County Officers Shoot, Kill Man Following ‘Armed Standoff’ at McDonald’s

Montgomery County police officers shot and killed a man following an “armed standoff” at a McDonald’s in Gaithersburg after someone reported he was refusing to pay or move his car from the drive-thru, according to the county police department. Emergency communications received a call for a trespasser at the McDonald’s at 18273 Flower Hill Way […]

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July 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Set to Vote on 5g Cell Antennas

Montgomery County Councilmembers are expected to vote July 27 to pave the way to bring 5G small cell antennas to the entire county, bringing it up to date with Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. “5G provides increased capacity and speed for end users and that requires lower power antennas that service smaller areas with higher […]

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July 9, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Libraries Win 3 Awards

Montgomery County Public Libraries received three National Association of Counties awards for outstanding programs in 2021. @MontgomeryCoMD Public Libraries Receives Three 2021 @NACoTweets #Achievement Awards #MDcounties — MD Assoc of Counties (@MDCounties) July 7, 2021 According to a recent Montgomery County press release, the award-winning programs include: Virtual Programming at MCPL- designed programming to […]

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