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News Update (01/31/2015) - Transit Authority proposal not on Council's Feb. 2 agenda. The Council discussion of the issue will occur at a time to be determined later.  - George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council President
 

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    LATINO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED . . .

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation,recently honored 21 Latino high school seniors from the Washington, D.C. with six of those coming from Montgomery County. On Jan. 20, students at the ceremonies, From left to right: Antonio Tijerino of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Diego Zarate of Northwest High School; Council President George Leventhal; Jenna Ramirez of Blake High School; Emily Samuels of Gaithersburg High School; and Jessica Statler of the Academy of the Holy Cross.

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    UNITED WAY HELPS . . .

    The United Way of the National Capital Area on Jan. 21 presented a check to the Montgomery County Council representing more than $100,000 that it has distributed to local organizations. At the ceremonies in Rockville, left to right: Lynn Arndt; Timothy Johnson; Catherine Beliveau; Rudy Oswald; Jackie DeCarlo; Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal ; Rosie Allen-Herring; Michael Thomas; Karen McNeal; Randy Schools; Kit Ballenger; Frieda K. Lacey; Linda Hanson ; and Celia Sterling.

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    NO BOUNDARIES . . .

    Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Floreen and U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen exchanged views on numerous issues and shared a few laughs when they were together for the taping of an upcoming edition in the unique series called No Boundaries on County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The show’s conversational format has Montgomery County leaders informally discussing subjects with other leaders. This edition, recorded at the historic Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park, will begin airing soon on CCM (Channel 6 on Comcast and CCM, Channel 30 on Verizon).

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    Tune In With The Council. . .

    El Tiempo Latino Executive Editor Alberto Avendaño was featured on En Sintonía con el Concejo de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), a weekly show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). He talked about the socio-economic and political developments in Montgomery County, the Council's efforts with El Tiempo Latino to reach out to diverse audiences, and the need for more Latino civic engagement among other key topics.Video part 1 | Video part 2 | Video part 3 | Video part 4

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    IFP Budget Model . . .

    The interactive fiscal plan is a budget model that measures the multi-year effect of alternative revenue and expenditure assumptions on the aggregate (all-agency) County operating budget. The model calculates the cumulative six-year effect of adjusting the assumed average annual rate of change for each major budget variable. The model displays the effect of these alternative assumptions on the sixth fiscal year. Click here to access the model.

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    18th County Council . . .

    The 18th County Council of Montgomery County was inaugurated on Dec. 1, 2014. Each member was elected to a four-year term. Seated, left to right: Hans Riemer, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Tom Hucker. Standing: Roger Berliner, Sidney Katz, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Marc Elrich. Photo by Clark W. Day

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