County Executive Ike Leggett (left) was at Governor Martin J. O’Malley’s shoulder as the governor signed the Transportation Act that increases revenues from the sale of gasoline for the first time in a generation. Revenue from the bill, estimated at $4.4 billion over the next six years, will boost economic development in the County. The funds will be dedicated to new roads and mass transit projects, including the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway and a backlog of major road projects. Press Release.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (second from left) joined County transit activists on the State House steps after the signing of the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, including Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gigi Godwin (center), Ben Ross (third from left) and Maryland League of Women Voters President Nancy Soreng (right front). Press Release
County Executive Isiah Leggett recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier in Gaithersburg. Picture (left to right) are: SPAGnVOLA CEO Eric Reid; Linda Holder; Ed Garcia; Leggett; Laura Brooks; Justin Brooks; SPAGnVOLA’s Head Chocolatier Crisoire Reid; State Senator Jennie Forehand - District 17 and City of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz.
County Executive Isiah Leggett recently met with future leaders from the Watkins Mill High School Student Leaders Organization. Leggett discussed with them the life choices and decisions they need to think about in preparing themselves for positions of leadership.
Montgomery County is working with AARP and community groups to help older adults and their family members examine the issue of driver safety and increase their awareness of the alternatives to driving available in our community. Check County Calendar for more information.
Be Active Montgomery! is an initiative begun by County Executive Ike Leggett to encourage County residents to be mindful of their activity and wellbeing and encourages kids and adults to do something fun, fit and healthy every day. Check out the website for activities, wellness tips and more.
While at the RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane, County Executive Isiah Leggett recently declared May 6-10th Senior Corps Week. Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most. Pictured (left to right) are: Molly Callaway, Volunteer Center Director, Montgomery County Volunteer Center; Kathleen Meaney Stobie, RSVP Director, Montgomery County Volunteer Center; Andi Templeton , Director of Sales, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane; Leggett; Dick Getzinger, District Coordinator for RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program and Mary B. Mell, Senior Executive Director, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane.
Montgomery County, JCA, and many community partners offer this annual event. ABC7/WJLA-TV's Maureen Bunyan will deliver keynote address. Event includes seminars, resume help, internet search assistance, employers with existing job openings, and community resources. Check County Calendar for more information.
- The 1st District Police Station located at 1451 Seven Locks Road in Rockville opened for service to the public in 1963. Now 50 years later, this police station facility will close its doors and the 1St District Station and staff will be located in the Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) building at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. All police operations at the current Seven Locks station house will end on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and operations will simultaneously begin at their new location in the PSHQ. All station telephone numbers will remain the same. Community members can be assured that there will be no interruption in police services during or following the relocation of the 1st District Station.
County Executive Ike Leggett talks about his upbringing in Louisiana poverty, working his way through college, his civil rights activism, service in Vietnam as an Army captain, his work as a White House Fellow and his life in public service in an interview with Mosaic host Deborah Milo. Click here to watch.
County Executive Isiah Leggett expressed the County’s appreciation and sympathy to the families of the 17 Montgomery County Police Officers who have died in the line of duty during the Department’s 91-year history. The Montgomery County Fallen Heroes Memorial Service is held each May during National Police Week which honors all the members of law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The County Executive was joined on the dais by Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, County Council Chair of the Public Safety Committee Phil Andrews, Police Chaplains Father Raymond Fecteau and Pastor Sean Libby, and Assistant Police Chief Luther Reynolds. Also in attendance but not seen in the photograph were Assistant Police Chiefs Betsy Davis, Russell Hamill and Darryl McSwain.
Make the Right Call
This information explains when to call 9-1-1, 301-279-8000 and 3-1-1. It also gives important tips of what to say and how to say it to help the 9-1-1 call taker meet your emergency needs most efficiently.
FY 2014 Budget Information.
- County Executive’s Recommended FY14 Operating Budget
- Press Release
- Give your budget suggestion at engage.montgomerycountymd.gov
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.
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
Suggest, share and second ideas to help make Montgomery County, Maryland an even better place to live, work, and do business. Your posts will be reviewed to help shape decision making across the County. Visit engage.montgomerycountymd.gov.
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.
A joint effort of Montgomery County and the National Association of Counties (NACo), which can save you money on prescription medications. The card is FREE and available to all Montgomery County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance... more
Emergency Medical Transportation Insurance Reimbursement Law.
Information about the law that gives Montgomery County the authority to bill insurers for emergency medical transports. Residents should never hesitate to call 911 – they’ll never get a bill.
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.
Transit Task Force
The Montgomery County Transit Task Force, a public – private partnership with members appointed by the County Executive, is the only organization focused exclusively to make a comprehensive rapid transit system in Montgomery County a reality for its citizens and businesses.
Your one-stop guide to living a green life in Montgomery County. Find tips, local resources and incentives to help you go green.
Respect the Space; Accessible Parking
Information about the new County initiative that will provide for greater enforcement of accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities.
- Available to download flyer (PDF) and logo (PDF).
- More information from MD Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).
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
Code Enforcement Changes to be Effective in Spring 2011
New code enforcement laws initiated by the County Executive and approved by the County Council are designed to help protect residential neighborhoods. These laws go into effect April 24, 2011. For more information about these new laws and how they may affect you.
Days of Commemoration
In recognition of Montgomery County’s religious, ethnic and cultural diversity and in respect for the diversity of its own workforce, on March 28, 2006, the County Council passed legislation. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/commemoration for details.