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.
Due to a member’s resignation, the County Council is looking for applicants to complete a partial term on the Public Election Fund Committee, according to a press release. The committee is responsible for recommending to the council the necessary funds needed to implement the county’s public campaign finance system.
The County Council will add two members in the 2022 election with the passage of Question C, according to unofficial election results posted shortly before 1 a.m. this morning (Nov. 4). The ballot question garnered more than 62% of the vote for the change, while about 37.5% voted against the question.
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.
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.