County Executive Ike Leggett and Warden Robert Green (at left) welcomed US Attorney General Eric Holder (at center) and US Secretary of Labor (and former Montgomery County Councilmember) Tom Perez (at right) in touring the County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg to see the County’s model programs to train and match offenders to gainful employment after their release.
Downtown Wheaton presents its 2014 TGIF Summer Series with music and movies on Friday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning on Friday, July 11. Check the flyer for the complete schedule of events.
Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) recently coordinated a “sign sweep” to collect signs placed illegally in right-of-ways throughout the County. More than 50 County staff from various departments met at Richard Montgomery High School for assignments and instructions before heading out to collect the signs. As a result, more than 2,500 signs were removed and taken to the County’s Transfer Station for recycling or disposal. DPS plans on conducting sign sweeps several times per year in the future. To have signs removed from a right-of-way in Montgomery County, residents should call 311.
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.
Property tax bills for 2014 are available online now, and paper bills are expected to begin being mailed in mid-July.
The Power Conference: Women Doing Business is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education and marketing opportunities. 800 attendees, 40 business workshops and roundtables on business, marketing, social media, creativity, and personal development, vendor and exhibitor expo, women authors/booksellers café, Keynote speaker, and much more! Cost increases after July 31, so register today! Check County Calendar for more information.
From now through the end of October, Montgomery County’s farmers’ markets will offer customers fresh, healthful produce and artisanal products at 25 different locations across the County. View date/time/location information (pdf).
This magazine is full of area economic development, business climate and quality of life information. View it online.
The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is currently accepting nominations for its Eighth Human Rights Hall of Fame. Nominations should be individuals – either living or deceased – whose ongoing work, service and contributions have positively impacted human and civil rights in the county. The deadline for nominations is August 22. (press release)
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.
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
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.
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