Reaffirm Our Community Values
On Monday, January 30, 2017, my colleagues and I, with County Executive Leggett, released a statement reaffirming the core values of Montgomery County: we are a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community. The President's Executive Orders will not change how we interact with our residents. The Montgomery County Police Department does not enforce federal immigration law, and does not inquire about the immigration status of anyone stopped or arrested. We firmly stand for the "Montgomery County Way," and will not tolerate hate or discrimination in our community.
On February 14th at 11 am, my colleagues and I on the Council were briefed on ' Combating Hate Crimes & Extremism: The Montgomery County Model.' The Montgomery County Model -- under the leadership of World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE), Reverend Kasey Kaseman from the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, and Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger has produced some of the finest work in the world in this field. Rather than sowing seeds of distrust, they work hard to bring communities and struggling individuals into a safe environment. You can watch the full briefing here.