Category: County Executive

County Setting Up “Citizenship Corners” to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Montgomery County is setting up “Countywide Citizenship Corners” in libraries and other area locations to encourage eligible immigrants to become naturalized citizens. “The purpose of the Citizenship Corners is to get out information to our residents who are interested in becoming citizens,” said Diane Vy Nguyen-Vu, who leads the county’s citizenship initiative, along with the legal immigration service providers network. “When legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens, our county thrives,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett in a press release. “We urge our residents to start the naturalization process and to only seek advice and citizenship application assistance from reputable...

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County, church officials cut ribbon on new affordable housing

County Executive Isiah Leggett joined leaders of the Mount Jezreel Baptist Church and others Saturday to cut the ribbon on a new affordable housing project for residents 62 and older. The Sanctuary is a $20 million, three-story apartment building located at 426 University Blvd. E, behind the existing church and Mount Jezreel Christian School in Silver Spring. Officials and housing advocates in recent years have suggested that partnerships with area churches to build on their land could be a way to help meet the county’s need for more affordable housing particularly for senior citizens. “Promoting affordable housing in inclusive...

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County Seeks Applicants for Silver Spring Advisory Groups

Photo of Silver Spring Civic Building from Montgomery County County Executive Ike Leggett is looking for applicants to fill positions on three Silver Spring-area advisory committees. Leggett is looking to fill five vacancies on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, nine positions on the Transportation District Management Advisory Committee, and four openings on the Urban District Advisory Committee. “The SSCAB advises the Silver Spring Regional Area Director on needs and priorities such as economic development, transportation, housing, education, human services, and redevelopment,” according to the announcement distributed yesterday. The group also acts as liaison between local communities and the county government. It...

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Ballot Recount Confirms Elrich’s Primary Win

Photo from barbarajpeters.com A partial recount of ballots in the Democratic primary last night confirmed Councilmember Marc Elrich’s (D-At Large) victory over David Blair for the county executive nomination. The final tally was 37,532 for Elrich (29.02 percent) and 37,455 for Blair (28.96 percent) a margin of 77 votes. Last week, after the county’s Board of Elections had certified a 79-vote lead for Elrich, Blair requested a recount of both rounds of absentee ballots, provisional ballots, all ballots cast at an early-voting center in Potomac, and precinct 02-06, located at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, which the candidate...

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Blair Requests Partial Recount of Democratic Primary Ballots

Photo from barbarajpeters.com David Blair has requested a partial recount of ballots in the Democratic primary race for county executive, according to a report in The Washington Post. Blair, the Potomac businessman who largely self-financed his campaign, lost the election by 79 votes to Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). The county’s Board of Elections certified the results on Monday. Blair is asking for a recount of both rounds of absentee ballots, provisional ballots, all ballots cast at an early-voting center in Potomac, and those in precinct 02-06, located at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, the Post reported. BOE...

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