Two Silver Spring Nonprofits Win MCEDC “High Impact” Grants

Two Silver Spring-based nonprofit groups have been awarded High Impact Grants, two of the 108 recipients of awards from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. The grants were part of the $3.3 million MoCo Economic Development Grant Program for Nonprofits that the MCEDC accepted applications for earlier this year.

Incumbents Leading in Takoma Park Mayoral, Council Races

Incumbent Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and all six current city council members are leading in races to keep their seats, according to preliminary results posted last night. Stewart was leading challenger Roger Schlegel by a vote of 2,912 to 1,561 with 18 write-in votes.

Council Seeks Applicants for Redistricting Commission

The County Council is looking for applicants to fill the 11 seats on the Commission on Redistricting, a group that will recommend a plan for drawing council districts following the 2020 census. Voters today face two ballot questions that could change the number of districts from the current five. One would add two districts, keeping the four at-large positions. The other would eliminate at-large members in favor of creating nine districts, each represented by one councilmember.

Board of Elections Approves County High Schools for Voting Centers

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has approved the county’s high schools as locations for voting centers for the Nov. 3 election. The list includes Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., and Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd. W. In addition, the board approved 11 locations for early voting, including the Silver Spring Civic Building.