Montgomery County unemployment rate drops from 5.1% in August to 4.5% in September.
County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that Montgomery County has maintained its Triple-A bond rating from three Wall Street bond rating agencies, just a week after Leggett led a group of County officials, including Council President Craig Rice, to meet with the agencies to brief Wall Street on the County’s fiscal situation and future plans. The Triple-A bond rating saves County taxpayers millions of dollars in borrowing costs each year. See Press Release.
See more information from montgomerycountymd.gov/ebola.
WHERE WILL YOU SERVE? Sign up now to be a part of Montgomery County's Community Service Day on Saturday, October 25. Projects are available for the whole week of October 18-26! Organizations are reaching out to participants with one-time projects during this annual week of service. This is a great way for students to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and for families and groups to serve together. See the website for more information.
Alert Montgomery, the County’s emergency warning system, has been upgraded. To take advantage of important new options and features, all current subscribers will need to update their accounts. Press Release.
Montgomery County…Leading on Cybersecurity Technology for the Future. Read article from Washington Post.
County Executive Ike Leggett announced substantial enhancements to the Alert Montgomery emergency warning system. Current Alert Montgomery subscribers are asked to update their accounts beginning on October 15. Joining the CE for this important announcement (pictured left to right) were: Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg, Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka, MCP Captain Dinesh Patil, Sheriff Darren Popkin, Leggett, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz. Standing in the second row are Rockville City Police Chief Terry Treschuk and Fire Rescue Division Chief Scott Goldstein. New subcribers can also register to open Alert Montgomery accounts berginning October 15.More info.
The 2014 Montgomery County Employee Giving Campaign launched on Monday October 20 with a nonprofit fair at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. County Executive Ike Leggett thanked the nonprofits in attendance for all they do to make Montgomery County such a special place and encouraged county employees to support our nonprofit partners by giving their time, talent, and treasure. In addition to participating in the county’s annual community service week October 18-25, employees are urged to participate in the Employee Giving Campaign through December 3 by logging onto www.pledgefirst.org/montgomerycounty.
County Executive Ike Leggett recently took part in the celebration honoring Rev. Debbie Tate for her 34 years of outstanding dedication, leadership and service to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. The Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Executive cited Rev. Tate's strength of character, principle and vision that made her a role model for the community. View more photos from Rev. Tate luncheon.
Hundreds of County residents participated 10th Annual Buddy Walk, hosted by Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) in Falls Road Park in Potomac, MD. The raised fund support the important programs and services provided by the DSNMC. See more photos from the event.
View more photos from Aspen Hill extended library hour celebration.
Visit Ebola Facts and Resources.
While a large Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, the risk of an outbreak in the United States is very small. There are currently NO confirmed cases of Ebola in Montgomery County or in the Washington area.
Provides you with an intuitive way to understand how our budget is structured and get the answers you need. The new publication is mobile friendly, translatable into 90 languages, and contains rich content such as charts, graphs and maps to view our budget from different levels.
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