County Executive Ike Leggett (at left) joins with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz (to Leggett’s right) and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker in advocating for an increased State commitment to schools construction funding before the Maryland House of Delegates. All three Executives urged passage of House Bill 1323.
Montgomery County 2013 Year-End Crime Statistics Show 9% Reduction in Crime: Serious Crimes Down One-Third, All Crime Down 26% over Past Seven Years. See press release.
County Executive Ike Leggett and Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger released the 2013 year-end crime statistics for the County. Total crime decreased 9 % from 2012 and contributed to a 26% reduction in total crime over the past seven years and a 33% reduction in serious Part I crimes. The 26% drop in all crimes is three times lower than the 9% drop nationally. Photographed (L. to R.) sharing the dramatic statistics were: Council President Craig Rice, Chief Manger, the County Executive and State’s Attorney John McCarthy. See News Release for more info | watch YouTube Video
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.
Approximately 800 community members attended the ribbon cutting for the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center operated by the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division (ASD). Cutting the ribbon from left to right in the front row are: Allan Cohen from non-profit MCPAW, Council member Marc Elrich, A.C. Betsy Davis, ASD Director Mary Healey, County Executive Ike Leggett, Chief Manger, Council member Phil Andrews and a sign language interpreter. See details at press release or visit montgomerycountymd.gov/asd.
Report pothole sightings online or by calling 311. For outside of Montgomery County, Call 240-777-0311.
Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights, the Committee on Hate/Violence and Montgomery College are co-hosting a free community forum and discussion called “Bullying in Schools: A Community Symposium on Prevention and Intervention Strategies,” on Saturday, March 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Campus of Montgomery College, Cultural Arts Center. download flyer in pdf format | calendar info.
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!
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.
Looking for Quality Health Coverage that Fits Your Budget?
From October 1 through March 31, it’s easy: Our state has a new health insurance marketplace. For more information, go to capitalhealthconnection.org. To enroll online, visit www.marylandhealthconnection.gov.
Montgomery County will be a community for a lifetime, a place for older adults to live safe, healthy and vital lives.
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.
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.
Check Accessibility for Recreation Facilities and Programs
Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), Montgomery Parks are working to improve the accessibility of recreation facilities, programs and services throughout the County.
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 new 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
Watch "Seniors Today" online
This month's edition features an interview with Howard Gleckman, author of "Caring for Our Parents" and Suzanne Mintz, president and CEO of The National Family Caregivers Association, about the challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one...
Commercial and Recreational Vehicles
Legislation that will affect the parking of heavy commercial and recreational vehicles in residential Montgomery County neighborhoods. The legislation goes into effect July 1st. For more information watch the video or read the brochure. Commercial and RV On Street Parking Restrictions Brochure (English and Spanish). > Press Release