July 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Silver Spring Regional Center Director Retires After 12 Years

Reemberto Rodríguez, who for twelve years served as director of the Silver Spring Regional Center, announced that he is retiring from the position, effective Friday. Rodríguez said after 12 years “it was about time” and wants now to enjoy his grandchildren. He also shared with MyMCM what he’s learned and some of the challenges while […]

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June 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Honors Lives Lost on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

“On this National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we recommit ourselves to raising awareness of the tragic effects of gun violence and supporting meaningful legislation to prevent injuries and deaths from guns,” the Montgomery County Council wrote in a statement Friday, which is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “Every day, the United States loses more than […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘You Have Done Us A Great Service’: Council Lauds Retiring School Superintendent Smith

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith was praised for his leadership through the pandemic and his push for equity for all students as his June 1 retirement date nears. Members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 gave their reluctant goodbyes and issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor. Smith has been superintendent since July […]

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February 2, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Council Proclamation Honors Blanca Kling’s Life of Service

The posthumous honors and recognition keep rolling in for Blanca Kling, a community pillar, who died last week. During the Montgomery County Council session on Tuesday, the Proclamation – “Blanca Kling: Honoring a Life of Service” – was issued by Council President Tom Hucker, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz, Councilmember Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc […]

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March 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council Recognizes National Champion Maryland Bobcats Soccer Team

The Montgomery County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing the Maryland Bobcats soccer team on their national championship. The Maryland Bobcats became the United Premier Soccer League national champions with their win against the Santa Ana winds FC 3-1 Feb. 10 in Miami. The league was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 […]

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February 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman McGee Honored by County Council

Montgomery County councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice presented former Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee with a proclamation in his honor Tuesday during a council session.  #HappeningNow: Councilmembers @willjawando and @RicePolitics are recognizing Mr. Charles McGee, the oldest living member of Tuskegee Airmen, and presenting a proclamation in honor of his legacy. — Montgomery Council […]

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November 5, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Lynching Victim Is Honored With Soil Collection Ceremony in Poolesville

The Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project collected soil Sunday at the site of a lynching of a 22-year-old African American man in 1880 as part of the Equal Justice Initiative in Poolesville.   George Peck, who had been accused of assaulting a white girl without trial, was attacked by a mob and hanged from a […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council

Montgomery County Council recognized the first black woman in Montgomery County to achieve the rank of “Captain” in the MCPD force at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the proclamation to honor Capt. Sonia Pruitt. Pruitt has served in the police force for 27 years, and during her time in the force, she’s […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Holocaust Survivors Honored By County Council

Holocaust Survivors, Family Members Honored By Montgomery County Council A Montgomery County Council proclamation recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, at Tuesday’s council meeting. The councilmembers were joined by Holocaust survivors, relatives of Holocaust survivors, and community leaders. County Executive Marc Elrich warned about the consequences of hateful rhetoric when presenting the proclamation. Elrich […]

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June 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hero Dogs Receives Proclamation From State Officials

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented a proclamation to staff at Hero Dogs for the organization’s commitment to Maryland veterans and first responders. Hero Dogs is a local nonprofit that trains and places service dogs with veterans free of charge, according to a news release. “Hero Dogs is very appreciative of the recognition from Mr. Franchot […]

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