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    Stephanie Rosen, executive director of the Montgomery County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), talks about how her organization joins with others to improve the lives of the mentally ill. The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 6 joined in the national week dedicated to making people aware of those efforts. Among those at the ceremonies in Rockville were, from left, Councilmembers Sidney Katz, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Craig Rice.

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    Watkins Mill High School student Brandon Rodriguez gets the attention of fellow student Ibrahim “Ibra” Samia as he describes how members of the school’s Learning for Independence program raised money so Ibra could be provided with a better-fitting wheelchair. Their plan to raise $8,000 actually raised more than $32,000 and will allow Ibra to have a power-driven chair that will provide more independence for his years beyond high school. The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 7 honored the students for their efforts. At the ceremonies in Rockville were, from left: Principal Carol Goddard, teacher Matthew Johnson, Councilmember Craig Rice and student Clarence McNeary.

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    Hispanic Heritage Month . . .

    On Sept. 29 the Council hosted a panel discussion on “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” to commemorate Hispanic History Month. Panelists included Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Alberto Avendaño, executive editor, El Tiempo Latino; Angela Franco, president and CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Jonathan Jayes-Green, community activist and former administrator, Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Check out this Somos Montgomery segment that debuted at the event CLick here for video

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    Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro makes the case to restore two locations of early voting centers in the County after the County’s Board of Elections decided to eliminate popular sites in Chevy Chase and Burtonsville and replace them with early voting centers in the more sparsely populated areas of Brookeville and Potomac. More than 150 people attended a news conference in Rockville seeking fairness for voters.

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    Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen was the latest guest En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). The main topic of conversation was the recently released Office of Legislative Oversight report regarding how Montgomery County Public Schools spends its funds on programs to address the achievement gap.

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    The Montgomery County Council on Sept. 29 held special ceremonies to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” included a panel discussion with Hispanic and Latino leaders in the County whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community. There also was a video presentation featuring Hispanic and Latino residents who shared their life experiences and expressed their views on issues of the future.

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    No Boundaries . . .

    Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, left, and Maryland Congressman John Delaney, who share a constituency in western Montgomery County, exchanged views on numerous issues when they were together for the taping of the next 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 national and regional leaders. This edition, recorded at Bassett’s Restaurant in Poolesville, will begin airing in October on CCM (Channel 6 on Comcast and CCM, Channel 30 on Verizon).

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    HAVE YOUR SAY . . .

    The Council has partnered with Madison, a collaborative government public policy on-line tool, which opens up the lawmaking process to residents. You can now access legislation as it’s being written, leave comments, edit specific content, and interact with other civic-minded participants. This new tool brings the law-making process straight to you. Click to learn more.

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    Searching for information and tracking the progress of Council bills is now a much-improved process via a new web tool. The new access is part of the County’s Open Data Initiative to make information more easily accessible. To find information about current bills.

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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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