Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At Large), an Indian Spring resident, was unanimously elected to a one-year term as president of the 20th County Council at the new council’s first meeting Tuesday.
“This is the most diverse and representative Council in our County’s history. I am honored by my colleagues’ trust and faith in me to lead us forward,” Council President Glass said in a press release. “When voters approved the charter amendment I introduced expanding the size of the council to better reflect our county’s beautiful diversity, I didn’t know what the end results would look like.
“But looking around this dais—the results have exceeded my expectations. I look forward to the new and unique perspectives that each of my colleagues will bring to this body and the work we will do together,” he continued.
Glass’ priorities for the next year include “addressing housing affordability, striving toward transit equity and achieving Vision Zero, addressing the climate crisis through meaningful environmental legislation and clean energy initiatives, and ensuring that Montgomery County is economically competitive,” according to the release, where his full remarks upon his election is included.
Glass will preside over an expanded 11-member council, which includes six women for the first time.
Councilmember Andrew Friedson (D-District 1) was elected as vice president of the council, also unanimously.
County Council photo; Glass (seated) is third from the right.