County Executive Marc Elrich

November 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Officials Want Pediatric Vaccines Shifted to Partners Who ‘Are Distributing The Doses’

About half of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines distributed to providers in week one in Montgomery County have not been administered, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard said during a virtual media briefing Wednesday. “The collective county received roughly 39,000 doses to the county, roughly 19,700 have been distributed, which means that 50% of the doses […]

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November 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recent School Violence Prompts Official Reactions

Following recent incidents of violence, including a stabbing at a high school this week, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight issued a message to the MCPS community. “In recent weeks, there have been multiple serious incidents on school grounds, including some that have involved weapons. Let me be clear: We will […]

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October 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Go Beyond Political Games’: Elrich Urges Council to Consider Public Safety Consequences of Vaccine Mandate 

County Executive Marc Elrich on Wednesday said he hopes to work with the county council to come to a solution regarding a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for county employees, without jeopardizing public safety operations – a concern shared by public safety leaders. “I took an oath to protect the health, safety and welfare of the […]

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October 19, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Releases Street Design Guide To Facilitate Accessibility for People With Vision Disabilities

A design guide aimed at increasing street accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision was released by Montgomery County last week. The guide gathered input from the visually disabled community, service providers, and organizations supporting people with vision disabilities, according to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. The guide aims to help planners […]

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October 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Recommends Black Tupelo as Official County Tree 

County Executive Marc Elrich recommended the black tupelo to be Montgomery County’s official tree. Leaders gathered at Maryland’s largest-known black tupelo, according to the county, in a Silver Spring family’s backyard. It’s about 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide, said County Forest Conservation Coordinator Laura Miller. She told attendants to imagine the amount of […]

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September 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Bill Would Require All County Employees to be Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated

Montgomery County Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Will Jawando introduced a bill that would require all county employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face losing employment, with exemptions for medical reasons. The bill would require employees to show proof of vaccination or apply for a medical accommodation within seven days after being notified by […]

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September 28, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Students to Lead ‘Eco Evening’ Town Hall with Elrich

Students with concerns about the environment will be able to ask questions to county government officials, including County Executive Marc Elrich, at a virtual town hall dedicated to youth environmental issues on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The event, which is part of Montgomery County’s “Eco Evening” virtual town hall series, will be lead by members of […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building Opens in Rockville

Montgomery County leaders cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building in Rockville Wednesday morning. The renovations costs $25.5 million and they’ve been under discussion by county officials since 2015. In 2017, the project design for the renovations began. While many projects were halted amid the pandemic, the renovations for the Grey Courthouse […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: County is Happy to Provide More COVID-19 Testing for Schools

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education sent a letter to County Executive Marc Elrich as more than 1,000 students and teachers have had to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19, one week into the academic year. The school board wrote to Elrich asking for his direct involvement in supporting MCPS’ efforts to […]

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