racial equity

July 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Applications Open for New Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst Position

The Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is looking to fill their newest position: Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst. The county signed the Racial Justice and Social Equity Act in December. In doing so, OLO must now conduct Racial Equity and Social Justice Impact Assessments (REIAs), starting August 1, for any new legislative […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Council Confirms First Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Council has confirmed Tiffany Ward to be the county’s first ever Chief Equity Officer. “Our first order of business is to really get people trained and informed as to what racial equity is,” said Ward. Ward received a unanimous vote from the council early on Tuesday. “To have you shepherding us is an […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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December 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich signs the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act Elrich celebrates his first year anniversary as county executive in the county’s Spanish language radio show. County Council elects Sidney Katz as […]

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November 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council Passes Racial Equity, Social Justice Legislation

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a racial equity and social justice law that changes the way the county performs basic functions. For example, the legislation requires the county and each county department to develop racial equity and social justice action plans, and it requires the county executive to explain how each management program promotes […]

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November 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Albornoz on Marcus Jones, Vaping, the 2020 Election and Racial Equity

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz stopped by the MyMCMedia studios and we had an impromptu news conference where he covered his 2020 presidential pick, the appointment of Marcus Jones to lead Montgomery County police and what the County Council learned on its recent retreat on racial equity legislation. But first, he talked about the public […]

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October 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Halloween is just 2 days away. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. World Series, Game 6: The Washington Nationals are playing at the Houston Astros tonight in Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. Fox Sports is broadcasting the game. First pitch is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. […]

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October 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Some Montgomery Businesses Wonder If They’re Serving Their Communities

Montgomery County’s minority populations are growing and that has local business leaders pondering if their companies reflect the communities they serve. Data from a report recently submitted to the county council called the Racial Equity Profile of Montgomery County shows that in the last 10 years the percentages of African American, Latino and “other” minority […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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