Councilmember Evan Glass (D-At Large), an Indian Spring resident, was unanimously elected to a one-year term as vice president of the County Council yesterday.
Following council tradition, Councilmember Gabe Albornoz (D-At Large) was elected president, also unanimously, after serving a one-year term as vice president.
“We must work together to take a holistic and sustainable approach to fully recover from the pandemic and address long standing inequities in our community,” Albornoz said in a press release. “For me, it is critical to keep past challenges and successes in mind, as we plan for the future remember that we all succeed when we all succeed.
“We must close the gap on health disparities in our community, put an end to childhood hunger and shore up our safety net services. I am confident that we will meet these challenges with resolve,” he added.
Glass serves as the lead for homelessness and vulnerable communities on the council’s Health and Human Services Committee and is a member of the Transportation and Environment Committee. He was elected to the council in 2018 and is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember.
Glass also is the council’s representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the National Association of Counties’ Transportation Committee and its Large Urban County Caucus.
During his first term, Glass initiated and led the passage of the Montgomery County Pay Equity Act, the LGBTQ Bill of Rights and the Oversight and Small Business Investment Act.
He also spearheaded efforts to expand food composting, made public buses free for all residents under the age of 18, and put forth the Montgomery County Charter amendment to add two new council districts.
Photo of Glass with husband Jason Gedeik and rescue beagle Percy by Mike Diegel