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Disability Employment Awareness Month and Montgomery County’s Economic Recovery Plan for Businesses will be the Focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery”, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 7, 2021

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 7, 2021 — The featured guests on this week’s En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (In Tune with the Montgomery County Council) will include Marta Bohórquez, employment development coordinator for the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA); Gabriela Romo, expert in mental health and immigration issues for the Hispanic community, as well as therapist and employer of individuals with disabilities; Omar Lazo, owner of Los Chorros restaurant and president of the Wheaton Restaurant Alliance; and Daniel Parra, director of diversity and inclusion at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The show will air tomorrow, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. on Radio America (WILC 900AM). 

October is National Employment Disability Awareness Month. To begin the show, Ms. Bohórquez will share information about JSSA's employment program for individuals with disabilities, which provides them with diverse resources and opportunities. Following this discussion, Ms. Romo will share her experience helping people with disabilities within the Hispanic community.  

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program will also highlight the work of Mr. Lazo, a restaurant owner and active member of the County's business community who has worked with many entrepreneurs throughout the pandemic. Mr. Parra will join the discussion to provide residents and business owners with information on the County's economic recovery plan and the different County programs available to help entrepreneurs through MCEDC. 

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have  entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express their views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station.  

Andrea Sarralde and Liliana Henao are the hosts of this week’s show and will continue to co-host the shows this fall.  

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.

Release ID: 21-390
Media Contact: Sonya Healy, 240-777-7926 , Lucia Jimenez 240-777-7832