Elrich Releases Recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget

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March 2019 | Judy Stiles, Editor

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FY20 Recommended Operating Budget and FY20-25 Public Service Program

Elrich Budget Seeks Sustainability, Invests in Early Childhood Education

County Executive Marc Elrich has released his recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget of $5.723 billion in all funds on March 15.

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We mourn the victims of the senseless and vile act that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is a tragedy – the shockwaves of which are felt, not just in the Muslim communities, but in all our communities.

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First 100 days

Elrich Marks First 100 Days in Office as Montgomery County Executive

Montgomery County Executive March Elrich is focused on his vision for a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County as he marks his first 100 days in office.

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Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2019 Girl Power Contest

The Montgomery County Commission for Women invites all residents to participate in the Women’s 2019 Girl Power Contest.


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Older Adults from the County’s Diverse Racial, Ethnic, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Communities Invited to Participate in Commission on Aging Forum

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging will hold a public forum to hear from older adults in the County’s diverse racial, ethnic, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities.

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Concerts and Music Documentaries Now Available to Montgomery County Public Libraries Cardholders

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) now offers free full-length concerts and music documentaries to MCPL cardholders.

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Business Training in Germantown

Business training workshops that offer training and counseling to new and growing businesses will begin in Germantown.


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Montgomery County Recreation to Host Strathmore’s Bloom Free Concert Series

Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore will present a free summer concert series in April at the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center.


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GreenFest Will Be Held Jointly with Brookside Gardens’ Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 28

Montgomery County GreenFest, a free celebration of the environment, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Brookside Gardens.

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Playful Spaces for your Pup

Montgomery Parks wants your help to find future dog park locations in Montgomery County.


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Spring into Action Before a Disaster

Free resources are available from the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to help you prepare for severe inclement weather or any other emergency.


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Eight Montgomery County Organizations Receive Grants Totaling $388,000 for Environmental Projects 

Eight Montgomery County environmental organizations have received grants totaling $388,000 for nine overall projects to improve water quality and help manage stormwater runoff in the County.

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Veterans Affairs Primary Medical Clinic in Gaithersburg Now Fully Operational

The Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic for Veterans, Montgomery County’s only clinic for veterans, recently became fully operational and has quickly demonstrated how much it is needed.

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Keeping It Safe

SAVE THE DATE: Student Winners of Keeping It Safe Video Contest to be Honored on May 1

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control will announce the seven student winners of its annual Keeping it Safe video contest at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Montgomery County’s Public Safety Headquarters.

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