August 11, 2023

Your Mid-County News For
Aspen Hill, Bel Pre, Brookeville, Glenmont,
Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, Olney,
Sandy Spring, Upper Rock Creek, Wheaton


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No meetings in August

Joint MCCAB/WUDAC Event in September

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee Meeting

Next meeting will be

September 12, 2023 at 7:00PM


Drone As First Responder Program


Wheaton Recreation Center, Social Hall

11701 Georgia Ave

Wheaton, MD 20902

Meetings are open to the public.

If you have any questions about either one of these meetings, please contact Luisa Cardona at [email protected]

What's new in Mid-County

Wheaton's Summer Concert Series

at Marian Fryer Plaza

starting at 6PM

Today: Blues City Shakedown

Let us know how we can improve your local park!

Montgomery Parks is planning an update of Wheaton Forest Local Park, 1700 University Boulevard West, Wheaton, Maryland.  

We are seeking public input on the current park and what residents would like to see in the renovation.

Opinions can be submitted via our online survey at this website:  Wheaton Forest Local Park survey or by scanning the QR code on the attached English and Spanish version flyers.   

The survey should only take five minutes to complete. The results will be used to help guide future park improvements. 

Glenmont Back to School Event

August 25th from 4-8PM

at Glenmont Shopping Center

Community Updates

WSSC Water Commissioners Extend Get Current: Temporary Water Bill Amnesty Program

to Assist Customers

Program Extended Through August 31

Eligible Customers Receive Bill Credits and Waived Fees


Chuck Brown

[email protected]


Laurel, Md. – July 19, 2023 – WSSC Water Commissioners today unanimously approved extending the Get Current temporary water bill amnesty program through August 31. This is the second extension of the popular financial assistance program, which helps eligible customers with a delinquent balance as of May 1, 2023, by providing bill credits and waiving 100 percent of late payment charges and turn-on fees. To date, more than 1,500 customers have signed up to take advantage of the benefits of the Get Current program – allowing WSSC Water to collect nearly $1.2 million (including pay plan commitments).

Only after extensive customer notification and all other reasonable alternatives have been exhausted, including efforts to connect every income-constrained customer with available financial assistance, will WSSC Water disconnect water service. WSSC Water offers several financial assistance programs to help customers get current with their bills. You can find information on other customer assistance programs at

To learn more about WSSC Water’s Get Current program and determine if you qualify, visit

Get Current 150 percent Area Median Income Limits by Household Size for Prince George’s and Montgomery (below).

Registration for Fall Recreation Programs and Activities Begins Monday, Aug. 14

Registration for Montgomery County Recreation’s fall programs and activities will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. for County residents. Registration for Bone BuildersDay Trippers and Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation (SOAR) will begin at 9 a.m. Read more.

Are you interested in learning how to advocate for your community?

Apply online to the Community Advocacy Institute (CAI)!

The Community Action Board is now accepting applications for the CAI, a FREE advocacy training program for lower-income Montgomery County residents. The CAI includes monthly workshops focused on advocacy for policy change. To graduate, participants must attend all sessions and complete an advocacy project (testifying before County Council or another legislative body, or submitting written testimony). The CAI is a bilingual program in English and Spanish.

To be eligible for the program, you must live in the County and have a combined household income of $64,000 or less. 

¿Está interesado en aprender ha abogar por su comunidad? 

¡Aplique en línea al Instituto de Abogacía Comunitaria (CAI)!


La Junta de Acción Comunitaria está aceptando actualmente aplicaciones para el CAI, un programa de capacitación de abogacía GRATUITO para residentes de bajos ingresos del Condado de Montgomery. El CAI incluye talleres mensuales enfocados en la promoción del cambio de políticas. Para graduarse del programa, los participantes deben asistir a todas las sesiones y completar un proyecto de defensa (testificar ante el Concejo del Condado u otro cuerpo legislativo, o presentar testimonio escrito). El CAI es un programa bilingüe en inglés y español.


Para ser elegible al programa debe vivir en el Condado y tener un ingreso familiar combinado de $64,000 o menos.

Montgomery County Public Libraries to Celebrate ‘Just for the Record–A Vinyl Day’ on Saturday, Aug. 12, With Focus on 50 Years of Hip Hop Culture

and a DJ Scratch Battle

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), on Saturday, Aug. 12, will host its annual “Just for the Record–A Vinyl Day,” a celebration of music on vinyl records that will feature popular DJs from around the country and a unique celebration of 50 years of hip hop. The free, family-friendly festival will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library at 900 Wayne Ave. in Silver Spring. Visit the Vinyl Day 2023 website for more information.  

Registration is required.

Resurfacing Projects

Upcoming Events

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Programs to Host Free Black Maternal and Child Health Event on

Sunday, Aug. 13

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Babies Born Healthy Program, the African American Health Program (AAHP), Early Childhood Services and the Improved Pregnancy Outcomes programs will host a free community event to provide health support to Black children and families from preconception through early childhood. The ‘Right from the Start’ event will be from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the White Oak Community Recreation Center, located at 1700 April Lane in Silver Spring.

The event coincides with August as National Breastfeeding Month, and will cover breastfeeding, as well as other health topics. In 2022, Black/African American births accounted for 35 percent of fetal and infant losses, but only represented approximately 21 percent of all births in Montgomery County. For more information, visit the DHHS website.

Opening night of Ink, co-produced with Round House Theatre!

Thursday, September 5th

Wheaton Community Safety Summit

MCDOT-sponsored Adult Bike & Scooter Classes - fall 2023

Click on banners below to see all details.


Grant Agreement: Wheaton Arts & Entertainment

Grant Agreement: Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundationhn

Leadership Grant Program

As part of its commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Foundation has launched a program to support professional development for leaders of color at grantee organizations — and to expand the pool of candidates for nonprofit executive leadership opportunities.


Darius Graham, who leads the Foundation’s grantmaking in Baltimore, talks about this new opportunity and how to apply. Learn More.

Employment Opportunities

Montgomery County Council Job Opportunity - Post Graduate Fellow

The Council is seeking three outstanding students with Master’s degrees in policy-related programs (policy, public administration, planning, public health, law, etc.) who graduated in spring 2023 or have graduated in the past 36-months. They will begin work in September for a one-year term with a possible second year extension.


Fellows will work as part of the Council’s non-partisan central staff team, providing objective analysis of policies to the entire County Council. They will have the opportunity to work directly with other Council staff, Councilmembers, and staff in the Executive Branch and other agencies of County Government.


The County Council hires outstanding professionals who are dedicated to public policy work that influences and shapes our community. Our synergy of talent, resources and support makes the Council an ideal employer for individuals who are looking to innovate, work on a diverse range of issues and create blueprints for bold thinking. Council staffers work with elected leaders, community groups, subject-matter experts, and residents on a wide range of issues implemented through new policies and programs, legislation, budgeting, and land use decisions.


Additional information about the program and the application can be found at The deadline for application is August 7, 2023. For further information, please feel free to contact me.

Join Our Team of Leaders: Early Intervention Manager Position Now Open

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young children and families? Do you possess strong leadership and organizational skills? We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Early Intervention Manager to lead our efforts in providing early intervention services to young children with developmental needs.


As lead agency overseeing the Infants & Toddler grant, Montgomery County is recognized for the comprehensive early intervention services to children with developmental delays and their families. We believe in the potential of every child and are committed to providing inclusive, family-centered support to help them reach their fullest potential.


Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!!


Join our team as the Manager of Early Intervention Services, where you'll drive change and provide children with the best start in life. Visit Montgomery County Career Portal to learn how to apply to Montgomery County Government, and search for position #IRC59462 for the position description. The application process closes on September 8, 2023.

Check all Montgomery County Government Job Vacancies below:

Our Community: Together & Connected

Washington Metropolitan Oasis

a non-profit organization offering lifelong learning classes

Get out and about with Oasis this summer! We’d love to mail you a copy of our catalog. Call or email us: 240-800-3745, [email protected].

Click here and take a look at all their class offerings.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), is NOW available to provide funds to assist low income households pay past due water/sewer bills! Funds are limited. Apply today at:

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Food Distribution
Montgomery County has various food distribution events across the County this week, including in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Olney. To find distribution events or food near you, click here. The website also has more information about food resources in multiple languages. For help with getting food, please call the Food Access Call Center at MC311.
Luisa F. Cardona

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