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Executive Branch Offices

Linda Herman, Director
Address: 101 Monroe St, 15th Floor, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8220
Description: The Board oversees the investment programs of the County's retirement plans.
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Fariba Kassiri, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2512
Description: The new Community Engagement Cluster (CEC) is a combination of the five Regional Services Centers, the Commission for Women, and the Office of Community Partnerships, including the Gilchrist Center and the Volunteer Center, and will operate as one unit effective July 1st, 2011.
Bruce Adams, Director
Address: 21 Maryland Ave, 330, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2558
Description: The OCP serves as a bridge builder between the County government and community organizations serving the residents of Montgomery County, working across the barriers of race, ethnicity, income, and religion that too often diminish communities.
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Ginny Gong, Director
Address: 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 201, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2725
Description: Community Use of Public Facilities provides community users and community groups with access to public schools and government facilities for community services, programs, and events. Services performed by staff in support of this function include: scheduling; information and referral; problem resolution; implementing and reviewing the Interagency Coordinating Board (ICB) policies with Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) staff, PTAs, and community-based committees; providing on-site monitoring of activities; and conducting training workshops.
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Eric Friedman, Director
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, Room 330, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-3636
Description: Tip Line to anonymously report consumer deception or fraud: (240) 777-3681. The mission of the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is to enforce consumer protection laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive business acts or practices to ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses. Activities include complaint resolution, law enforcement, education, legislation, licensing, advocacy, and outreach to vulnerable consumers. The Office licenses new home builders, automotive repair and towing firms, appliance repair firms, and second hand personal property dealers. The Office also serves as staff to the Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Our webpage provides consumer protection information, a disclosure report on the number of complaints against merchants, and a complaint form.
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Robert Green, Director
Address: 1307 Seven Locks Road, , Rockville, MD 20854
Phone: 240-777-9975
Description: Provides progressive and comprehensive correctional services through the use of pretrial supervision, secure incarceration and community treatment and reintegration programs.
Marc Hansen, Director
Address: 101 Monroe St., 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6700
Description: The County Attorney acts as the chief legal officer of Montgomery County Government and conducts all its legal business.
Isiah Leggett, County Executive Officer
Address: 101 Monroe St., 2nd floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2500
Description: The Offices of the County Executive (OCE) provides political leadership to the community, through County Executive Ike Leggett and his staff, and administrative direction to the County’s executive branch departments under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer and his staff.
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Sally Sternbach, Acting Director
Address: 111 Rockville Pike, 800, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2000
Description: Economic Development provides services to retain existing businesses and attract new ones to the County by conducting outreach activities through business visits, conferences, and workshops. Economic Development also serves as liaison to business organizations to identify and to assist new and expanding companies. The department provides land use planning expertise and economic analysis. Assistance includes needs assessment, financial and training services, site identification, development expediting, and coordination. Programs include activities to: promote development of high technology and professional services; retain existing and attract new companies, as well as working with Federal agencies within the County; and promote international trade. Economic Development oversees the management and continuing development of the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center and the Maryland Technology Development Center (formerly Business Incubator Center).
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Margaret Jurgensen, Director
Address: 18753-210 North Frederick Avenue, , Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Phone: 240-777-8500
Description: The Board of Elections registers voters; conducts elections; assists persons seeking elective office with candidate filings and campaign fund reports; assists citizens seeking to place questions on the ballot; and preserves electoral information.
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Chuck Crisostomo, Acting Director
Address: 100 Edison Park Drive, 1S31, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240-777-2300
Description: Plans, prevents, prepares and protects against major threats that may harm, disrupt or destroy our communities, commerce and institutions. Our mission is to effectively manage and coordinate the County’s unified response, mitigation, and recovery from the consequences of such disasters or events should they occur. It also serves to educate the public on emergency preparedness for all hazards and focused outreach to our diverse and special populations to protect, secure and sustain critical infrastructures to ensure the continuity of essential services.
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Lisa Feldt, Director
Address: 255 Rockville Pike, 120, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7700
Description: The Department of Environmental Protection protects and enhances the quality of life in our community through conservation, preservation, and restoration of our environment, guided by the principles of science, resource management, sustainability, and stewardship. The two components of the department are Watershed Management and Environmental Policy and Compliance.
Robert W. Cobb, Director
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, 204, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6670
Description: The Ethics Commission administers the County's Code of Ethics by encouraging and enforcing compliance and ensuring the ethical conduct of employees of the Executive Branch, County Council, selected Boards and Commissions, the Revenue Authority, Housing Opportunities Commission, Fire Corporations, and Rescue Squads. The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity to the Washington Suburban Transit Commission.
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Joseph Beach, Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 15th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8860
Description: The Finance Department manages financial operations, recommends and implements sound fiscal policies, safeguards public assets, and encourages a safe environment on public property.
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Scott Goldstein, Chief
Address: 100 Edison Park Drive, , Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240-777-2400
Description: Fire and Rescue Service prevents fires and accidents through public education, inspections, and enforcement of applicable laws; and provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, and responds to hazardous materials incidents through the combined efforts of career and volunteer personnel using tax and volunteer-generated funds.
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David Dise, Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, EOB 9th Floor, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6194
Description: The Department of General Services proactively serves the diverse business and service requirements of all County departments, providing a single point of government-to-government service, enabling departments to successfully complete their respective missions and, thereby, adding value to the services performed by Montgomery County to county residents. In so doing, the Department of General Services contributes directly towards the County Executive's objective for "a responsive and accountable county government."
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Uma Ahluwalia, Director
Address: 401 Hungerford Drive, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-1245
Description: Health and Human Services assures the provision of integrated services addressing the health and human service needs of Montgomery County residents. The department develops and implements policies and procedures which further this end and maximizes the resources available for direct, customer-oriented services while maintaining adequate management oversight at minimum costs. Innovative approaches to service delivery and system coordination are piloted and evaluated by Health and Human Services. It also develops and maintains a broad network of community, non-profit, public, and private sector delivery organizations in a sustained and substantial partnership.
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Clarence J. Snuggs, Director
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, 4th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-3600
Description: The Department of Housing and Community Affairs plans and implements activities that prevent and correct problems which contribute to the physical decline of residential and commercial areas. It maintains a marketplace that is fair to all parties (consumers and merchants, landlords and tenants, homeowners and their governing boards) and increases the supply of new affordable housing as well as maintains existing housing in a safe manner.
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Shawn Stokes, Director
Address: 101 Monroe St, 7th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-5000
Description: The Office of Human Resources provides a human resources program to attract, develop, and retain a diverse, high-performing, and well-qualified work force. It provides services to employees, retirees, and others; and works in partnership with other County departments toward the accomplishment of mission goals and objectives through effective human resources management.
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James Stowe, Director
Address: 21 Maryland Avenue, 330, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8450
Description: The Human Rights Commission enforces anti-discrimination laws in housing, commercial real estate, employment, and public accommodations. The Commission promotes, monitors, and enforces fair housing laws relating to access and treatment. It provides training and technical assistance in civil rights laws and addresses community conflict motivated by prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and sexual orientation, and promotes increased understanding and tolerance among diverse groups.
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Melanie Wenger, Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 4th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6550
Description: The Office of Intergovernmental Relations represents County interests at the municipal, regional, State, and Federal levels and prepares the annual State Legislative Program. The Office is the liaison with State government and the County’s legislative delegation. In addition, the Office is the lead Executive Branch agency representing the County before the Maryland Association of Counties.
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George Griffin, Director
Address: 16650 Crabbs Branch Way, , Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: 240-777-1900
Description: The Department of Liquor Control administers the distribution and sale of all beverage alcohol in Montgomery County.
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Jennifer Hughes, Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 14th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2800
Description: The Office of Management and Budget provides recommendations to the County Executive and County Council, and acts where appropriate on resource allocation, fiscal policy, and related matters in order to support the advancement of the elected officials' policy agendas and the effective and efficient operation of County Government.
Diane Schwartz Jones, Director
Address: 255 Rockville Pike, 2nd floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6300
Description: The Department of Permitting ensures compliance with Montgomery County's development and construction standards.
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Thomas Manger, Chief
Address: 100 Edison Park Drive, 3rd floor - Public Safety HQ, , Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240-773-5000
Description: The Department of Police protects life and property and preserves peace and order.
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Cherri Branson, Director
Address: 255 Rockville Pike, 180, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9900
Description: To preserve the public trust and ensure the integrity of the public procurement process through the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement of goods, services, and construction in accordance with best practices; resulting in the highest value for County government and its residents.
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Patrick Lacefield, Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 4th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6507
Description: The Office of Public Information provides communication with the public, the County Executive, departments and agencies, media, County employees, the County Council, and other elected officials, businesses, civic groups, and every other segment of the Montgomery County community through the mass media, Internet and intranet, press conferences, publications, and cable television programming
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Parker Hamilton, Director
Address: 21 Maryland Ave, 310, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002
Description: The Department of Public Libraries makes public library services available to the public. A full range of services is available at 22 library sites during all open hours, including: information service for adults and children; Public Access Catalog for access to indices and full text (also available 24 hours per day via dial-in and World Wide Web); automated phone renewal (24 hours per day, 7 days a week); regularly scheduled programming for preschool children; and meeting rooms for public use. A comprehensive collection of materials is maintained to meet patrons’ interests and needs.
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Gabriel Albornoz, Director
Address: 4010 Randolph Road, , Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 240-777-6800
Description: The Department of Recreation provides recreational, social, cultural, and physical programs to the community. The following programs are provided by the department: aquatics, camps and playgrounds, classes, community recreation centers, senior adult programs, special events, sports, and teen and therapeutic recreation.
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Kenneth Hartman, Director
Address: 4805 Edgemoor Lane, , Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-777-8200
Description: Serving the neighborhoods of Bethesda, Cabin John, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville
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Jewru Bandeh, Director
Address: 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, , Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 240-777-8414
Description: The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center links Montgomery County Services with 111,250 citizens and businesses in a 47.5 square mile area that includes Burtonsville, Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland, and White Oak communities
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Ana Lopez van Balen, Director
Address: 2424 Reedie Drive, , Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 240-777-8100
Description: The Mid-County Service Center links the 220,000 citizens and businesses located in the Aspen Hill, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Olney, Upper Rock Creek, and Wheaton Planning Areas with the Montgomery County Maryland governmental Departments and Agencies.
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Reemberto Rodriguez, Director
Address: 8435 Georgia Avenue, , Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-7300
Description: Serving 150,000 residents and employees in the Greater Silver Spring Community
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Catherine Matthews, Director
Address: 12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1000, Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 240-777-8000
Description: The Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center consists of the field offices of a variety of agencies serving the 300,000 residents and numerous businesses located in the northern part of Montgomery County. This area includes the communities of Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg, Damascus, Goshen, Laytonsville, Derwood, North Potomac, Darnestown, Boyds, Montgomery Village, Barnesville, Dickerson, Poolesville, Washington Grove, Beallsville, Hyattstown and Tobytown. The Center is a full-service facility with something for everyone in the community such as health and human service agencies, a workforce development office, the County's Volunteer Center, a day care center, and certain offices of the Montgomery County Public Schools. The Center also offers four meeting rooms that are available for public use. The Center is open five days a week, Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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Linda Herman, Executive Director
Address: 101 Monroe St, 15th Floor, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8230
Description: Effective July 1, 2012 the oversight of the Montgomery County Retirement Plans has been consolidated into a single organization. The organization (Montgomery County Retirement Employee Retirement Plans) is located on the 15th floor of the Executive Office Building. We invite you to take the opportunity to learn who we are, what we do, and how we do it, by exploring the electronic information found throughout its website.
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Sonny Segal, Chief Information Officer
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 13 Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2900
Description: The Department of Technology Services (DTS) assists the County in using information technology where it adds the most value and increases productivity. The Department's efforts also help to deliver information and services to citizens at work, at home, and in the community.
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Al Roshdieh, Acting Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, 10th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7171
Description: MCDOT is people—1500 hard working public servants dedicated to delivering customer-focused services. The department strives to be a place where employees are involved, empowered, and appreciated, a place where employees are energized to come to work eager to try new ideas and respond to citizen concerns. They do it day in and day out—and I’m proud to be working with them!
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Jodi Finkelstein, Executive Director
Address: 21 Maryland Ave, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8300
Description: The Commission for Women fosters conditions that promote equal participation of women in the benefits, responsibilities, and opportunities of society.

Judicial Branch Offices

John W. Debelius III, Administrative Judge
Address: 50 Maryland Avenue, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9180
Description: The Circuit Court's primary function is adjudication of criminal and civil cases. The Court conducts hearings, court trials, and jury trials for civil, criminal, and support cases and provides public information services for criminal and civil case loads. The following activities support this program: case assignment, adjudication, jury administration, domestic relations, adjudication of child support enforcement cases, technical services, administration, custody and investigations, a law library, and the Trust Office. Other functions of the Circuit Court include mediation services and a video courtroom. Mediation services, staffed by volunteers, are provided by the Court as an avenue for settling disputes. Three types of mediation are available to the Court: Mandatory Mediation when required by a judge; To Be Assigned (TBA) Mediation uses Bar Association volunteers to mediate cases awaiting Court trials; and Domestic Mediation which uses masters or attorneys to mediate certain dome
Joseph Griffin, Director
Address: 50 Maryland Ave, Room 322, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9600
Description: The Register of Wills is responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer decedents’ estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings. We also perform the following duties: assist and advise the public in the preparation of all required forms; maintain and preserve the permanent record of all proceedings; serve as the Clerk to the Orphans’ Court; track estates and refer delinquent matters to the Court; determine and collect inheritance taxes and probate fees/court costs; audit accounts of personal representatives and guardians; mail various notices and court orders to interested persons; and, verify compliance with court orders. For further information, please contact the Register in the county (jurisdiction) where the decedent resided at the time of death.
Darren M. Popkin, Sheriff
Address: 50 Maryland Avenue, 447, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7000
Description: The Sheriff’s Office serves the Circuit and District Courts in the conduct of judicial affairs. The Office provides transport and custody of prisoners and provides a safe environment for the daily operations of judicial activities, employees, and visitors in the courthouse.
John McCarthy, Director
Address: 50 Maryland Ave, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7300
Description: The State’s Attorney’s Office is a constitutionally created independent agency. Our mission is to serve the public interest through fair and honest administration of justice by exercising responsibilities to: prosecute criminal violations in Montgomery county; educate the public to criminal justice issues; provide training to lawyers for future service; address inequality and promote fairness in the criminal justice system; insure access to the criminal justice system; promote professional relations with judges and attorneys; and further the efficient use of criminal justice resources.

County Agencies

Stacy L. Spann, Executive Director
Address: 10400 Detrick Avenue, , Kensington, MD 29895
Phone: 240-773-9000
Description: The Housing Opportunities Commission makes housing available to eligible families of low and moderate income and provides necessary support services to encourage resident self-sufficiency. The County provides funding for the Commission to acquire Moderately Priced Dwelling Units for rental to lower-income families; maintain community norms and relationships between homeowner associations and public housing residents; provide counseling and support services to low-income individuals and families in assisted housing; and provide information on available housing programs.
Robert E. Young, Director
Address: 30 W. Gude Drive, 400, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-314-4530
Description: In Maryland the valuation of all real and personal property for purposes of property taxation is a function of State government. The Director of Assessments and Taxation, appointed by the Governor, administers and enforces the property assessment and property tax laws of Maryland. This organizational structure allows for uniformity of property assessment throughout the State.
Address: 51 Mannakee Street, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-567-5000
Larry A Bowers, Interim Superintendent
Address: 850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-279-3617
Description: To provide a high-quality, world-class education that ensures success for every student through excellence in teaching and learning
Keith Miller, Executive Director
Address: 101 Monroe Street, Suite 410,, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301)762-9080
Description: The Montgomery County Revenue Authority, created in 1957, is an instrumentality of Montgomery County, Maryland and a public corporation. The two primary activities of the Revenue Authority are to operate self-supporting facilities and to finance public facilities. On the operations side, the Revenue Authority manages Montgomery County Golf, comprised of nine golf courses, and the Montgomery County Airpark. On the public financing side, the Revenue Authority issues bonds to raise capital, to acquire land or other property, or to pay construction costs and has supported important public purposes as far reaching as education, transportation, human services, economic development, recreation, and the arts.
Mary Bradford, Director
Address: 8787 Georgia Ave., , Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-495-2595
Description: Protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources; balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities.
Rollin Stanley, Director
Address: 8787 Georgia Ave, , Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 495-1310
Description: The Planning Department creates great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County's future.
Françoise Carrier, Chair
Address: 8787 Georgia Ave, , Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-495-4605
Description: The Montgomery County Planning Board plans for livable communities by developing large and small scale plans, providing guidelines for the pattern and pace of future development and preserving historic resources throughout the 323,000-acre county. The Planning Board implements plans through its review of development applications and its subdivision decisions. The Board is also responsible for the development and management of Montgomery County's nationally recognized 32,900-acre park system. The Montgomery County Planning Board, together with the Prince George's County Planning Board, comprise The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Arnold Gordon, Chair
Address: 51 Monroe Street, Suite 201, Suite 201, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-279-8333
Description: Property owners sometimes feel that the department's estimate of their property value is wrong. The assessment appeal process is available to allow property owners the opportunity to dispute the value determined by the department. Property values rise and fall to reflect the market. A property owner should file an appeal when they believe that their property is not valued at its current market value. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Christopher Lawson, Chair
Address: 14501 Sweitzer Lane, , Laural, MD 20707
Phone: 301-206-9772
Description: Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and more than 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. Our service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties serving 1.8 million residents through approximately 460,000 customer accounts. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

Legislative Branch Offices

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Katherine Freeman, Executive Secretary to the Board
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, Room 217, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6600
Description: The Board of Appeals hears requests for special exceptions and variances as provided in the Zoning Ordinance. Variances from the development standards are also reviewed by the Board. The Board also holds public hearings and rules on appeals from administrative actions of certain governmental departments and agencies.
George Leventhal, County Council President
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, , Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7900
Description: The Montgomery County Council is the legislative branch of County Government. It has nine members, all elected at the same time by the voters of Montgomery County for four-year terms.
Vacant , Executive Secretary to the Board
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, 113, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6620
Description: The Merit System Protection Board oversees the merit system and protects employee and job applicant rights guaranteed under the merit system law.
Chris Cihlar, Director
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, 5th floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-7990
Description: The Office of Legislative Oversight determines the effectiveness of legislation enacted by the County Council and makes findings and recommendations concerning the performance, management, and operation of programs and functions for which funds are appropriated or approved by the Council.
Edward L. Blansitt III, Director
Address: 51 Monroe Street, 802, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-8240
Description: The Office of Inspector General reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of County government and independent County agencies. The Office is also responsible for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities. In addition, it proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies.
Martin Grossman, Director
Address: 100 Maryland Avenue, Room 200, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-6660
Description: The Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings (OZAH) provides a hearing process for land use and other administrative matters that protects the due process rights of the participants as well as the public interest.