Fulfilling Our County’s Promise
Serving as Montgomery County MD Council President over the next is an honor, one I do not take lightly. One of the consequences of this past presidential election is that our work at the local level becomes even more important if the values that have defined our community are to be realized. At the same time, how we do our work matters more. In a time of great anger, our response must be to double down on respectful discourse, on listening even more carefully to what our residents are saying to us, on honoring the legitimate needs of all of our residents, and on finding common ground. Fortunately, we do not need to make Montgomery County “great again”. But we do need to help our county fulfill its even greater promise. My priorities for the year ahead to help us fulfill our county’s promise include getting the basics right, serving as a model inclusive community, expanding the ladder of opportunity, and creating vibrant communities. I look forward to working with my colleagues to move our county forward.