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September 24, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

Message from the County Executive

Although there are some positive signs in Montgomery County regarding the COVID-19 vaccination rate, County Executive Marc Elrich writes that the County continues to be in the “substantial transmission” category. He talks about measures that the County is working toward that align with goals of Climate Week and Clean Energy Week. He also is enthusiastic about early voting sites that will benefit Montgomery voters in next year’s elections.


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30th Annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, to Celebrate ‘Health Care Workers’ as Grand Marshals

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“Better Together” will be the theme on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the 30th Annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival. The theme reflects the community’s strong diversity. County Executive Marc Elrich is expected to be part of the festivities and the grand marshals of the parade will be “Health Care Workers.”


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‘Unwritten Law: A Symposium on the Lynchings in Rockville’ Webinar to be Presented on Saturday, Sept. 25


The webinar “Unwritten Law: A Symposium on Lynchings in Rockville” will be presented from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, as Montgomery History, the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project and the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission join together to create a Remembrance Weekend.  


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County Executive Elrich to Hold Five Public Forums to Seek Input on FY2023 Operating Budget, Starting With Tuesday, Oct. 5, Forum in Bethesda

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County’s regional services centers will host five public forums in October to seek input on the Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget. The first forum will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center in Bethesda. Residents can attend the forums in person or view them via the internet. 


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COVID-19 Information Portal Has Statistics on the Virus Including Infections and Vaccinations Given by Zip Codes  

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Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Information Portal provides a variety of breakdowns on how the virus has impacted the County. The statistics are updated to reflect the most recent reports from the State of Maryland during the health crisis. Among the information available is how many positive cases have been reported in each zip code in the County.    


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 ‘Eco Evenings’ Will Have Session with County Executive Elrich and Community Leaders on Wednesday, Sept. 29, Led by Student Advocates

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Youth and the environment will be the focus from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, as the next session of Montgomery County’s “Eco Evening” virtual town hall series will feature County Executive Marc Elrich and community leaders and will be led by members of the “Student Advocates Protecting the Planet” (SAPPlings) program.


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Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage to be Celebrated by Peerless Rockville as City’s First National Historic Landmark on Friday, Oct. 1

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The Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage, which was originally part of the Chestnut Lodge Sanitarium grounds in Rockville, will be celebrated by the Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation organization as the city’s first national historic landmark in an event on Friday. Oct. 1.


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No Longer Needed Bikes for Kids and Adults Can Be Donated on Friday, Oct. 8, During Annual Bike Collection Event in Downtown Rockville

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Bicycles that are no longer needed can have useful second lives for kids and adults if they are donated on Friday, Oct. 8, to the Annual Bike Collection Drive sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.


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Residents Asked by Metro to Provide Input by Tuesday, Sept. 28, on Proposed Name Change to White Flint Metrorail Station

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The area around Metro’s White Flint Metrorail Station has changed, including the dismantling of its namesake White Flint Mall. In keeping with the area’s growing development and identity, the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, or Metro) is considering whether to change the name of the station to North Bethesda. 


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County Wins $85,000 ‘Transit Within Reach’ Award to Increase Germantown MARC Station Accessibility


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a competitive award of $85,000 from the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) for the preliminary engineering of the Walter Johnson Road shared-use path connection to the Germantown MARC Station. The award comes from TPB’s “Transit Within Reach” program.


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108 State-Funded Grants Totaling $3.3 Million, Including 19 ‘High Impact Grants,’ Awarded to Montgomery Nonprofits

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The Montgomery County Economic Development Grant Program for Nonprofits has awarded 108 County nonprofits a total of $3.3 million in State funding to help the nonprofits recover from the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis. The program is administered by the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.


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Nonprofits Can Start Applying for Security Grants Starting Friday, Sept. 24

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Montgomery County will begin accepting applications on Friday, Sept. 24, from nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding from the Nonprofit Security Grants program. The County approved $700,000 to be used for nonprofit organizations and facilities that have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing, hate crimes. These grants are available to augment costs for security personnel or other security planning measures for nonprofit organizations.


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Office of Procurement Accept Disabled Veteran Certification in MFD Program Starting Oct. 1

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Montgomery County’s Office of Procurement will add the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” certification to the County’s Minority, Female and Disabled (MFD) owned business program starting Friday, Oct. 1. The certification allows service-disabled veterans to qualify with a preference under the “disabled” category when competing for County contracts.


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County Recreation Rolls Out Fall PLAYMontgomery Activities

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Montgomery County Recreation has announced the expansion of its dynamic youth sports program PLAYMontgomery. This season’s lineup includes traditional sports, such as lacrosse, soccer and basketball, and non-traditional sports such as rock-climbing and skateboarding.


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Input Sought by Monday, Nov. 1, on Comprehensive Bus Network Study


Montgomery County is requesting feedback for a new Ride On Reimagined study. The study will determine guiding principles for a comprehensive assessment of the bus network in the County, including County Ride On buses, Metrobus services that operate within the County limits and the future Purple Line. The study’s goal is to provide significant recommended changes to better serve transit users.


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Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in September

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Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs will be offered throughout September in programs sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.


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Wheaton Revitalization Project Wins ‘Best Sustainable Award’ from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

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The Wheaton Revitalization Project, whose construction was overseen by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), has been recognized with the “Best Sustainable Award” in the 19th Annual Awards of Excellence of the DC/MD Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The award recognizes the project for exemplifying environmentally responsible design.

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