At the Bethesda restaurant Boloco, whose employees earn well above the minimum wage, Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Boloco CEO Patrick Renna and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett promoted raising the national minimum wage as the State of Maryland, Montgomery County, the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County has done.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined staff from the County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) at this year’s Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City, MD. Standing in front of the DPS exhibit highlighting the department’s award-winning, web-based application for electronic plan submission and review, are (l to r): George Muste, Gail Lucas, Leggett, DPS Director Diane Schwartz Jones, Linda Kobylski and Shilong Zheng. See press release for more information about ePermits.
The Department of Permitting Services is rapidly expanding our award winning eServices including ePermits and ePlans. ePlans is a web-based application for electronic plan submission and review using ProjectDox software. Watch video to find out more.
The Montgomery County Model was one of five chosen for presentation at the National Summit on Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism in early August at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. Montgomery team members are (from left): Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, co-chair of the Faith Community Working Group (FCWG), founder and president of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education and the International Cultural Center; Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, FCWG Clergy Response Committee and Ecumenical and Inter-religious officer, Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Rev. Mansfield “Kasey” Kaseman, County Executive's Interfaith Community Liaison, Office of Community Partnerships; Assistant Chief of Police, Luther Reynolds; and Dr. Jay Kenney, coordinator, Emergency Preparedness Coalition, Health & Human Services Dept.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined MCP Chief Tom Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy at several of the County’s National Night Out observances. They are shown here at a Night Out event in Olney. Residents all across the County took part in over 12 National Night Out events. Pictured left to right: McCarthy, Manger, Leggett, MD Congressman John Sarbanes and Director of Corrections Art Wallenstein.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined representatives (in sky blue t-shirts) from Communities for Transit and the Coalition for Smarter Growth at the Agricultural Fair to promote a County rapid transit system. Pictured from left to right are Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Cheri Branson, Gaithersburg mayor Sidney Katz, Leggett and Councilmember Roger Berliner. Not pictured is CFT Executive Director David Hauck.
During a weekend visit to the Montgomery County Fair, County Executive Ike Leggett stopped by the Division of Solid Waste Services'(DSWS) exhibit that promotes the County's 70% recycling goal and recycling, in general. Shown with the Executive are (from left): volunteers Alexander Guzman and Michelle Fang, DSWS staff Michelle DeVillo and Wendy Qassis, Leggett, and volunteers Donovan Irwin and Kimberly Guzman. The fair runs daily through Saturday, August 16. See details at www.mcagfair.com.
County Executive Ike Leggett (second from right) and Council candidate Sidney Katz (last on right) helped Lion’s Club members sell ice cream at the Agricultural Fair to raise money for the Club’s charitable causes.
Montgomery County Recreation recently hosted a year-end graduation ceremony at Albert Einstein High Scholl in Kensington for 75 participants who completed the 2014 session of the County’s Teen Works Program. Introduced by the Recreation Department in 2012, Teen Works is a comprehensive youth development work program that aims to address the growing trend of youth who are challenged to find meaningful employment. Teen Works Supervisor Josh Holt (front row center) is surrounded by the graduates. For more information about the program, check out the video and news release.
The county continues its commitment to the most vulnerable, but there is much work to be done to meet this challenge. Working together may help us improve our systems for empowering all vulnerable youth and families in the county. One of the most meaningful ways you can help would be to contact your favorite local safety net organization and ask what they need. All of these organizations will be feeling the burden of this challenge. Your time, talent, and treasure can make a difference right now and right here. Governor O’Malley has posted a very useful “How to Help” page on the state’s webpage. If you want to learn about becoming a foster parent or helping in other ways, please log onto: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?page_id=12148.
Montgomery County is in the forefront of innovation – to make a good County even better. Check out this 20-minute video which highlights how innovation is serving our families, our businesses and our community.
17th County Council … The 17th County Council of Montgomery County now includes new District 5 Councilmember Cherri Branson, who was appointed to a vacant position on Jan. 28. All Councilmembers will serve through Dec. 1, 2014. Seated, left to right: Cherri Branson, Council President Craig Rice, Council Vice President George Leventhal and Nancy Navarro. Standing: Hans Riemer, Phil Andrews, Nancy Floreen, Roger Berliner and Marc Elrich.
FREE vaccinations for 7th grade students
Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines will be offered at the MCPS Back to School Fair on August 23rd, 11:00am-2:00pm. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/vaccineclinic to schedule your FREE Vaccination.
Property Tax Account Information and Bill Payment System
View property tax records to view and/or make payment on-line by credit card or automatic deduction from your bank account as appropriate.
Emergency & Disaster Information
Vital Information to help individuals, families, and businesses prepare for emergencies and remain safe in the event of a storm, disaster or other emergency.
County Urges Preparedness for Summer Storm Season
School Construction Funding
Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George's counties call on the State for increased school construction funding. See website. Testimony of Isiah Leggett Regarding HB1323/SB 927: Supplemental Public School Construction Matching Fund Program.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Montgomery County government ensure accessibility in all of their programs and services. Find out what the County is doing to ensure programs and services are accessible.
Welcome to Animal Services and Adoption Center
Are you considering adding a new pet to your household? Come visit the Adoption Center and meet our wonderful dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, turtles and other animals waiting for new puppyhomes!
Montgomery County's Commitment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans and Their Families
Montgomery County recognizes the important contribution veterans have made to this Nation and is committed to supporting veterans of the Armed Forces and their families. Montgomery County Veterans’ Affairs | Veterans Network Directory | Contacts & Resources | Serving Together | Sign-up to e-mail list
Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center
The proposed Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center is a three-tiered, urban, multi-modal, state of the art transit facility proposed for downtown Silver Spring. Read more
Watch "Seniors Today" online
Austin Heyman learns about new technology to help seniors suffering from hearing loss, and meets the winners of this year’s Neil Potter Path of Achievement Awards for lifetime volunteer service.
Innovation Program - County's Laboratory for Civic Improvement.
Primary objectives are; building organization capacity, leveraging ongoing initiatives and resources, facilitating continuous improvement and change management, and communicating ideas and lessons learned. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/innovate for more information.
Montgomery County will be a community for a lifetime, a place for older adults to live safe, healthy and vital lives.
Panhandling... It's not safe. It doesn't help.
Montgomery County government is joining together with homeless advocates and social service providers throughout the County to urge you to give a hand-up, not a hand-out. The question isn't whether to help. See Press Release.
Serving Together - a project of MHA
Serving Together knows Montgomery County, Maryland and will provide clear guidance for military service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve. Visit servingtogetherproject.org for more informationn.
Montgomery County has taken another significant step forward in its open government efforts, launching a new openMontgomery website that will significantly improve government transparency. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/open
Direct access to County datasets in consumable formats is available here, offering the public an opportunity to review and analyze raw data, and the opportunity to use it for a variety of purposes. Visit data.montgomerycountymd.gov.
Helping to Protect Workers' Health and Safety
This website provides links to important information about occupational safety and health issues. There is also a link to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health to lodge complaints as well as links to other organizations working to protect worker safety and health. Download flyer in English (pdf) and Spanish (pdf) for upcoming public hearing.
Carryout Bag Law
Information for residents and retailers about Montgomery County's carryout bag law.
Keeping your reusable bags clean is as important to your health as washing your kitchen towels, dish rags, and sponges. Learn more.
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
Get information on the closure of Walter Reed Medical Center and realignment to Bethesda and Fort Belvoir and the impact on local communities and ongoing efforts by the County to address impacts of the changes. Also find helpful relocation information...more