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For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 23, 2023

On Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m., Councilmember Kate Stewart and Council President Evan Glass will host a community conversation on safety in Silver Spring. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD.

The event will include a panel discussion on gun safety and safety improvements in downtown Silver Spring, a discussion with community residents and a safety walk. Councilmembers Stewart and Glass will be joined by nonprofit partners, public safety and local business leaders.

“We are gathering for this event because like many of you, I want to make sure that Silver Spring continues to be a place where young people, children, families, young adults and older folks feel safe and enjoy all we have to offer,” said Councilmember Stewart. “Addressing the issues we are facing will require everyone to take part in solutions -- Montgomery County leadership, partners in neighboring jurisdictions, our police, our businesses, non profits, and our residents.”

“As a resident of downtown Silver Spring for the last 25 years, I understand the community’s concerns about crime in the area. I am actively working with my colleagues to support our businesses and keep residents safe,” said Council President Glass. “I look forward to hearing directly from the community about additional safety measures the county can implement.”

Members of the media can reach out to Cecily Thorne (Stewart) [email protected] or Valeria Carranza (Glass) at [email protected].

Residents can RSVP here:

Release ID: 23-102
Media Contact: Cecily Thorne 240-777-7968, Valeria Carranza 240-257-6198
Categories: Evan Glass, Kate Stewart