For Immediate Release: Monday, September 12, 2016
Montgomery County Council to hold
Town Hall Meeting for Olney area
at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14
At Rosa Parks Middle School, residents will be able
to express views, ask questions of Councilmembers
on schools, transportation, public safety
ROCKVILLE, Md., September 12, 2016—The Montgomery County Council, which each year holds Town Hall Meetings throughout the County in its efforts to find out what issues most concern residents, will meet with residents of the Olney area when it hosts a Town Hall Meeting starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The meeting will be held at Rosa Parks Middle School.
Rosa Parks Middle School is located at 19200 Olney Mill Road in Olney. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be recorded by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and rebroadcast at various times in the weeks following the meeting. Susan Kenedy, a producer for the County station, will moderate the meeting.
The nine-member Council is composed of President Nancy Floreen; Vice President Roger Berliner; and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, George Leventhal, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer.
Residents will be encouraged to ask questions on any issue. Among the issues that are likely to be discussed are the changes expected of Montgomery County Public Schools after the Council voted to add $87 million above the minimum state requirements to the school system’s budget for the upcoming year and asked the Board of Education to make targeted improvements in programming. It is also expected that residents will want to know about transportation and public safety issues.
“We are constantly seeking new and better ways to find out what most concerns County residents,” said Council President Floreen. “We are always looking at how new technology can help residents more easily contact us on the things that are important to them. However, there remain few better ways for elected officials to interact with residents than meeting with them directly at forums such as Town Hall Meetings. With so much going on in Olney, we are all looking forward to this meeting.”
For more information regarding the Town Hall Meeting, call 240-777-7931.
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