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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March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Proclamation Increases Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday issued a proclamation in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.

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March 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Comfort Cases Tries to Fill Need for Foster Children

Robert Scheer remembers when he was a foster child in Northern Virginia, he had all his possessions in a single plastic trash bag. Nearly 30 years later, he and his husband adopted four children from the foster program, all arrived with their possessions in plastic bags. The Darnestown resident took his own memories and the […]

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January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council Issues Proclamation to National Blue Ribbon Schools

Jan. 30, Montgomery County Council recognized two elementary schools that were awarded with National Blue Ribbons. Ronald McNair, located in Germantown, is led by Principal Sherilyn Moses, serves 875 students and ranked 11th best public elementary school in Maryland. Farmland, located in Rockville, is led by Principal Mary Bliss, serves 753 students from 23 different […]

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January 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Issues Proclamation for Longtime Council Administrator

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation Tuesday to honor Steve Farber, the longtime council administrator, who is retiring. Farber, 75, of Chevy Chase, officially retires Wednesday. He joined the council staff in 1991. Since then, he has served seven councils. A graduate of Harvard and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Farber serves as […]

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January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Lauds Earned Income Tax Credit and Free Tax Help

Highlighting the positive impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council proclaimed today as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. The EITC is one of the country’s most successful anti-poverty efforts. In 2015, the EITC lifted about 6.5 million people out of poverty, including about 3.3 […]

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October 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland SoccerPlex Receives Proclamation From Comptroller (PHOTOS)

Staff from the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discover Sports Center were joined by Maryland State Senator Craig Zucker and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot early Thursday to receive recognition for the sports facility’s impact on the local economy. With more than 12 tournaments held at the facility each year, the SoccerPlex brings more than 650,000 visitors and […]

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April 9, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Montgomery County Proclaims April 21 as “Autism After 21 Day” (VIDEO)

To boost awareness of the various needs of adults with autism, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember Craig Rice, and the Montgomery County Council jointly proclaimed April 21, 2017 as Autism After 21 Day. The proclamation was presented to the Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) by the Montgomery County Council at the County Council meeting […]

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