Ready for Duty – After 26 weeks of intensive training, MCFRS graduated one of its largest recruit classes on record. The recruits were officially sworn in and CE Leggett and Fire Chief Lohr proudly welcomed the new recruits to the ranks of the department and the around-the-clock job of protecting the County’s residents. The 69 recruits completed one of the most thorough, challenging and rigorous programs in the country and were prepared and ready to serve the community. See more photos from graduation ceremony.
See press release for more information.
County Executive Ike Leggett recently joined County seniors for a barbeque at the Holiday Park Seniors Center in Wheaton.
For more information about the automated school bus camera program and back-to-school safety tips. Press Release.
Among those attending Montgomery County’s recent Silver Spring “Sister City” event celebrating the County’s relationship with the Department of Morazan in El Salvador are: (front row, left to right) Beatrice Weiss, Karla Silvestre, Rebecca Kahlenberg, Monica Delgado, Isis Salmeron (Co-chairs), Evelyn Gonzalez, Leda Hernandez (back row, left to right) Nestor Alvarenga, Jorge Granados, Kenneth Weiss, John Leary, Neftali Benitez, Neftali Granados and Bruce Adams.
Check out World of Montgomery on October 19, from noon to 5 pm. Visit worldofmontgomery.com for more information.
Our keynote speaker at the 50+Expos at the Silver Spring Civic Center on October 19 will be Robert Fischell. Check calendar for more information.
County Executive Ike Leggett (right) recently spoke at the building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Tasly Pharmaceutical, a Chinese biopharmaceutical company that chose Rockville as its North America headquarters four years ago. Pictured L-R: Gigi Godwin, President of Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Dominick Murray, Maryland Secretary of Dept of Business and Economic Development; Dr. Henry Sun, President and CEO of Tasly Pharmaceutical; Ms. WU Nanfei, President of Tasly Holdings; Minister Jet Li of the Embassy of China, Mr. YAN Xijun, Chairman of Tasly Holdings and Leggett.
County Executive Ike Leggett joined members of the County Council, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to launch a new campaign involving high school teens helping to reduce teen pedestrian collisions. Pictured left to right between posters for the new campaign are: 1st row: Council member Cherri Branson, School Board member Dr. Judith Docca, Leggett, School Board V.P. Patricia O'Neill, Seneca Valley HS principal Marc Cohen, mother of teen pedestrian victim Gwendolyn Ward, Council President Craig Rice and School Board member Rebecca Smondrowski. 2nd row: Director of MDOT Art Holmes and MCPD Traffic Division Director Captain Tom Didone. For more information (link to press release)
Beginning Sunday, October 5, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be open longer, with new hours totaling 106 hours, a 9.4 percent increase over FY 2014. Local elected officials gathered at Rockville Memorial Library with community library advocates and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County representatives to announce the expanded hours, along with increased staff and added materials in the branches to support the extra hours. Pictured (from left): Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; Council President Craig Rice; County Executive Ike Leggett; MCPL Director Parker Hamilton; Councilman Phil Andrews; Council Vice President George Leventhal; and Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Roger Berliner and Nancy Navarro. See details in the news release. View photos from the event.
Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights will co-host a town hall meeting to address the issue of bullying in schools on Sunday, September 28.
Throughout the month of September, County residents of all ages are encouraged to learn more about emergency preparedness and to make plans for what they would do during an emergency. For Preparedness Month Information (press release). To learn more about a variety of types of BE READY preparedness plans.
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