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The Rice Report | February 6, 2018

Welcome to another edition of The Rice Report, an update on current topics and events from Education and Health and Human Services to Brewery and Distillery opportunities, the Agricultural Reserve, the Environment and more.  It’s all about Montgomery County, Maryland, the best place I know of to live, work and play!

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard to host education budget meetings with residents.

First of five education budget forums seeking community input on education priorities to be held on February 21 at Damascus High School  ( press release)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, MCPS and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College Invite You to Attend!

Montgomery County Councilmember Rice selects Moira Johnson, Montgomery Blair High School Student as "Councilmember for a Day"
( Video)
Ms. Johnson’s winning entry was an essay that focused on parental illness and the impact it has on children. 
Her essay can be read ( here) 

Montgomery Blair High School student Moira Johnson named “Councilmember for a Day”

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice developed contest to provide students the opportunity to learn about local government, public policy, and leadership  (November 30, 2017 Press Release)

24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Strathmore
January 15, 2018
Featuring Birmingham's Singing Legacy: The Carlton Reese Memorial Choir

Each year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration program engages diverse and talented performers and award honorees who serve their communities unselfishly. This year's event included a special tribute to County Executive Leggett.

January is National Radon Action Month
Councilmember Craig Rice Presents Proclamation to Promote Radon Awareness and Encourages Residents to Test Their Homes for Radon
( Proclamation Video)

Rockville, Md., Jan. 16, 2018−Today the Montgomery County Council recognized January 2018 as National Radon Action Month. Councilmember Craig Rice presented the proclamation to Stan Edwards, Chief of the Division of Environmental Policy and Compliance, and Susan Kornacki, Outreach Specialist from the County’s Department of Environmental Protection, (continued press release)

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

County Leaders Encourage Residents to Test their Homes for Radon, the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer...

Councilmember Craig Rice, the lead sponsor of the County law requiring a radon test when a single-family home is sold, is an advocate for radon education. “Due to the geology beneath us, Montgomery County is prone to higher levels of radon,” said Rice. “Radon is a silent killer and our residents need to know about potential dangers in their homes so they can make smart decisions to protect their families. Being informed about radon starts by picking up, and using, a testing device.”  (Press Release)  ( Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Radon Site)

Welcome to the 
Council Grant Application Portal
The Montgomery County Council believes that a strong partnership with nonprofit organizations is critical to meeting County objectives and the needs of our residents.
December 1, 2017:  Registration Open & 
FY19 Applications Available (click here)

For FY 2018, all Council and County Executive Grant applications must be submitted through the Online Grants Portal at Please note, there are differences between the FY 2017 and FY 2018 application. These changes will be highlighted at the Community Grants Workshops that will be held in early December.

The Rice Report, November 20, 2017 

The November, 2017 Rice Report is an update on my recent visit to Korea and China, my Bills to Ban Circus Animals in Montgomery County and to Protect our Burial Sites. My thoughts on Transportation issues, the Minimum Wage, and Employment Opportunities for our youth. 

Daejeon - South Korea, Welcomes Montgomery County!
Montgomery Sister Cities 2017:
People have come to Montgomery County, Maryland from every corner of the globe. Montgomery County Sister Cities Inc. was established as an independent nonprofit organization to connect Montgomery County to the world by encouraging and fostering friendship, partnership, and mutual cooperation through educational, cultural, social, economic, humanitarian, and charitable exchanges between the people of Montgomery County and people from various nations around the world. 


"The topic on this episode of Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic is civic involvement. Terrel and Nic are joined by the Honorable Craig Rice from the Montgomery County Council. Their conversation covers how the Councilman got involved in being on the Montgomery County Council. He also gives examples of how easy it can be to make a difference in the community along with some other fun activities that he has been involved in. 

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CouncilmemberCraig Rice shares His Story: Many of you don’t know that in 1993, my Aunt Millie, her son Trevor and the nurse caring for Trevor were murdered by my uncle, Lawrence Horn. Investigation Discovery just completed a powerful piece that tells our story.  It’s called “Shattered-Sins of the Father”.

( video )

My mother and “cousins”/sisters are some of the strongest women I know.
Please know it’s not ok to let someone disrespect you. It’s not ok to let someone hit you. It’s not ok to let someone demean you. That is not love and it can cost you your life.
Love yourself and say no to domestic violence. If you need help, please call our Family Justice Center on 240 773- 0444 or 240 777- 4673 or 
1800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Montgomery County Community meets to Discuss 
Universal Pre-K  For All 

What a vibrant, engaged and informative community dialogue we had at our August 23rd Universal Pre-K meeting. The conversation focused on various models of what the educational philosophy of pre-k for all could look like in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Council and Montgomery County Public Schools are working together on setting our kids up for a successful, safe and happy life! If you missed it, watch the video, take a look at a few of the highlights.


AutBuddy Proclamation

Education commission not just about money, but how it’s spent, and what it achieves By Len Lazarick | October 31, 2016...  “ What it will take for Maryland to compete with the best education systems in the world.”
“These other countries that used to be behind us are now way ahead,” said Tucker.
In response to a question from Craig Rice, a Montgomery County Council member, about whether the foreign school systems studied had the same issues with diversity, Tucker said some of the systems, such as Shanghai, had large numbers of disadvantaged students speaking other dialects. ( click here to read the article in its entirety)

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