Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will present the 2014 Montgomery Serves Awards, along with the Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award and the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards to nine honorees at the Annual Montgomery Serves Awards event to be held on Monday, April 28 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The awards ceremony and reception is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Visit the Montgomery Serves website to pre-register. See press release for names of honorees and more information. See from County Calendar.
Once again, Montgomery County Law Enforcement agencies and the Department of Health and Human Services are participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event takes place on Saturday, April 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check Calendar for details and locations.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined Council President Craig Rice in signing a letter to WSSC urging the extension of public sewer to 50 properties in Historic Clarksburg Town Center. Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal, and Marc Elrich joined Clarksburg community leaders in urging prompt action. See letter in pdf format.
County Executive Ike Leggett recently cut the green ribbon to kick-off the spring planting season at the brand new Sandy's Garden at Halpine Hamlet, a Montgomery Housing Partnership property in Rockville. The community garden is named in honor of Sanford Slavin (seated) who built these garden apartments nearly 50 years ago. Sandy Spring Builders and Ruppert Landscaping donated their services to build the garden. Additional support came from the Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation. Shown with residents and County Executive Leggett are Phil Leibovitz of Sandy Spring Builders, MHP President Robert Goldman, and Slavin Foundation executive and Mayor of Somerset Jeffrey Slavin.
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin recently met with County Executive Ike Leggett, Executive staff members and representatives from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations to discuss federal issues and programs affecting Montgomery County. Among the topics discussed were economic development and business assistance, budget and taxes, and transportation.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will hold a “virtual” Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. County residents will be able to ask questions of the County Executive before or during the chat at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Presents His Recommended Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2015.
- Budget Highlights (pdf)
- County Executive's Recommended Operating Budget for FY15
- Press Release | Watch from YouTube
County Executive Ike Leggett spoke about his service as a first infantry captain during the Vietnam War at the Vietnamese American Senior Association’s (VASA) Commemoration of Hung Vuong’s Kings on April 13 at the Long Branch Senior Center. The event paid homage to Vietnam’s founding fathers. Pictured with the County Executive are members of VASA wearing traditional dresses (ao dais).
Thirty restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the fourth annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street. Visit the website or County calendar for more information.
check press release for more information.
- Montgomery County offers an additional property tax credit for homeowners of limited income, at least 70 years old.
- This new credit is based on 25% of your combined State Homeowners’ Tax Credit + County Supplement and could be worth an average of over $800.
- To be considered, you must file an application with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
- Call 1-800-944-7403 or visit www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/htc.html
- The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is pleased to announce Karen Zuckerman, Chief Creative Director and President of HZDG, as keynote speaker for the 2014 Montgomery County Small Business Awards on May 9.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
2014 Election Dates Calendar
Montgomery County’s Board of Elections reminds residents that the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election this year is Tuesday, June 24. Early voting begins on June 12 and continues through June 19.
Montgomery County will be a community for a lifetime, a place for older adults to live safe, healthy and vital lives.
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.
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.
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...