Montco Monthly

November 2023

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Make your voice heard in Montgomery County!

Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 7!

Planning to vote in person? Before you head out, be sure to double check your polling place and if it's your first time voting at that location, have an ID handy!

Voting by mail/absentee? We have 12 secure ballot drop-off boxes located throughout the County available until 8 p.m. on Election night. Staff will be present to help with proper ballot return practices. 

As always, following the election, our Campaign Sign Recycling program will begin! From Nov. 8 through Nov. 13, campaign yard signs can be taken to one of more than a dozen drop off sites located across our County for proper disposal.

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Making transportation safer and more efficient in Montco

Three infrastructure projects have been chosen to receive funding through the Montgomery County Transportation Program. They are:

  • Lower Pottsgrove Township – North Adams Street Bridge Rehabilitation 
  • Upper Dublin Township – Fort Washington Zip Ramp at Commerce Drive 
  • Whitpain Township – Jolly Road/Wentz Road Intersection Improvements

These projects will help make traveling through our County safer and more efficient.

Congrats to our America 250 PA Photography Contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our America 250 PA Photography Contest! 

We challenged our resident photographers to capture our County's rich history and natural beauty! After dozens of submissions, finalists in each of the three categories were chosen in a public vote.

Our winners are:

  • Youth Entry: Historic Downtown Souderton by Bryan Wu
  • Historic Elements: Horsham Friends Meeting and Cemetery by Alan Folsom
  • Natural Beauty: Sunrise Mill in Schwenksville by Joe Lavery

Thanks to everyone who helped make this contest a success and congrats again to our winners!

View all entries

November Events Spotlight

Experience holidays through the ages at our Historic Sites

Get ready to celebrate the holidays at our County's Historic Sites!

Festive holiday tours will begin later this month at both Pottsgrove Manor in Pottstown and Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville.

Running from Nov. 24 through Jan. 7, Pottsgrove Manor's Twelfth Night Holiday Tours will give visitors a chance to uncover the links between celebrations old and new.

Meanwhile, running from Nov. 21 through Jan. 7, Pennypacker Mills' Holiday Tours will allow attendees to see the spectacular mansion in a whole new light!

Plan your visit

Homeowners: Explore the concept of Rehab Loans

Whether you're planning to buy your first home or renovate your current one, the process can be tricky.

Join the Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership for a FREE virtual workshop on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. called Rehab Loans – All You Need to Know! 

This workshop will introduce attendees to various rehabilitation loan programs, what to expect, and available grants!

There will also be a question and answer segment. Registration is required!


Now hiring: Help others put down lasting roots in Montgomery County

We're committed to ensuring every Montco resident has the opportunity to live in an affordable home and a thriving community.

Want to help support these efforts? Our Community Development team is hiring!

Open positions include:

  • Deputy Administrator - Affordable Housing
  • Programs Coordinator
  • Project Manager - Home Repair Programs
  • Your Way Home Homeless Prevention Program Manager
Learn more or apply

Community Bulletin Board

Share your ideas for the future of our area with DVRPC

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) wants to hear from you!

DVRPC is updating its long-range plan for the Greater Philadelphia region, called Connections 2050. This document contains a vision for the year 2050 around four focus areas: environment, communities, economy and multimodal transportation.

DVRPC is seeking resident input on key regional priorities, sustainability, resiliency and plenty more.

Share your vision and priorities by taking the survey. Those who complete a survey may enter to win a $50 gift card.  

Take the survey

Winter Coat Drive: Support your neighbors in need

Too many Montco residents will have to face the cold in the coming months without the comfort of a winter coat.

If you are able to do so, please consider supporting the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services' annual winter coat drive. 

New coats in all sizes are welcomed, with infant and children's sizes up to 5T being the most needed. Donations will benefit area families in need.

The drive will run through Dec. 29 and donations can be brought to our Human Services Center located at 1430 Dekalb St. in Norristown.


Take part in the Montco Trail Challenge!

It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy Montco parks and trails! Get out and go this weekend to start the next (or first) leg of your Montco Trail Challenge adventure!

Each year, our Trail Challenge invites visitors experience all our parks and trails have to offer while searching for unique markers and tracking their progress! 

The official end date for the Challenge is Dec. 3 so there is still plenty of time to participate. 

See you on the trails!

Get moving!

Montgomery County Commissioners

Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr.


Jamila H. Winder

Vice Chair

Joseph C. Gale


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