Your Mid-County News
Aspen Hill, Bel Pre, Brookeville, Glenmont,
Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, Olney,
Sandy Spring, Upper Rock Creek, Wheaton
August 2, 2019
Advisory Boards
Keep up to date on issues affecting your communities and take an active role by participating & engaging in your local Advisory Boards.
Mid-County and Wheaton Advisory Board meetings are open to the public.

The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB) will meet again on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

No Meetings in August

The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) will meet again on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

No Meetings in August
Check out the camera shots from the top of the Exchange Building for a view of the progress of the the  Wheaton Revitalization Projec t. C lick  here .
Neighborhood Events Matching Funds
The Neighborhood Events Matching Fund is now accepting applications for events in FY 2020. Neighborhood organizations, block groups, tenant associations, civic clubs and similar neighborhood groups may apply for funds to hold events and activities that bring the community together or support economic development.

The maximum fund amount is $1000 per applicant per year.  To apply, click here to access the application and submit it to your Regional Area Director:
National Night Out: August 6, 2019
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, many communities celebrate with a variety of events to help neighbors get to know one another and to build community spirit. This will be the 35th year of National Night Out observances that demonstrate a community's commitment to keep their neighborhood free from crime. See a video of 2017's event in one neighborhood  here . To look for events in your neighborhood, stay tuned to the Montgomery County Police Department webpage . Here is a sampling of some of the events happening in Mid-County:
  • Olney: Fair Hill Plaza Shopping Center (18169 Town Center Dr. in the area of the Harris Teeter parking lot), 5pm-8 pm
  • Bel Pre: Mid-County Community Recreation Center (2004 Queensguard Rd), 5pm-8pm
  • Popular Run: 13500 Stargazer Ln, 6pm-9pm
  • Manor Lake Civic Association: Ice Cream Social - 15101 Bauer Dr, 7pm-9pm
Forum on Eliminating Hate and Violence
Community members are invited to participate in a community forum aimed on confronting and understanding the past related to hate and violence in the County to work toward a stronger future. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:45 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at One Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. The program will include a panel discussion, several briefings, and film screenings of “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” a documentary by Robin Hamilton of ARound Robin Productions and “Burning: The Lynching of George Armwood,” a documentary by Will Schwarz.
For more information, click here or call the Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450.
Wheaton Summer Concert Series Continues
Take the 4Business Climate Survey
Montgomery County has launched a new survey, the 4Business Climate Survey , as part of its 4Business: Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative . This is the next step in gathering information to evaluate Montgomery County’s business environment. Responses will help inform the County about actions it can take to encourage businesses to locate, expand and thrive here. County Executive Elrich and Council Vice President Katz will hold 4Business charrettes in the fall to discuss the results of the survey, input collected during the listening sessions and feedback submitted through the 4Business website. Business owners and residents can find the 4Business Climate Survey by visiting the County’s 4Business website . The survey will be available now through September 30.
County Department of Recreation Hiring for New Wheaton Center
Montgomery County Recreation is hosting job fairs to fill jobs at the new Wheaton Community Recreation Center, which opens in September. The job fairs will be held at the Recreation Administrative Office (4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring). Interested applicants should bring their resumes and be prepared to discuss their experience and availability. 
Available positions include evening and weekend hours and responsibilities include front desk, customer service and youth programming. Part-time/seasonal pay is competitive at $13 an hour and increases based on experience. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
As a condition of employment, all applicants will be required to successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
Your Taxpayer Receipt
Want to know how your taxes are used? County Executive Elrich unveiled a new “Taxpayer Receipt.” The County is the first jurisdiction in the region to implement this online tool that enables taxpayers to see how their estimated local income and property taxes support budgeted services for the Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Click here to view your taxpayer receipt.
 Montgomery Council News
For information on past agendas for Council sessions, committee meetings, prior meeting minutes, actions, access to informational packets for every issue to be discussed at meetings, viewing of live meetings and archived videos of past meetings, and more, go to the Council   web site . Click the box titled "Council Meeting Portal".  

Sign up to receive notifications about Council legislation by visiting  and selecting the bill you would like to follow.
Community Advocacy Institute
Are you interested in learning how to be an advocate for your community? Apply today to the Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute! The CAI includes FREE workshops featuring guest speakers, activities to practice advocacy skills, and networking opportunities. Applications due August 16
* To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less.
Gilchrist Center Classes
Want to learn how to use computers? Want to practice English in a friendly setting? The Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center offers English conversation and basic computer literacy classes at different locations (Wheaton, East County, White Oak, and Gaithersburg). Click here to view flyers on the Gilchrist website or call 240-777-4940 for more information.
TODAY : Wheaton Arts Parade "Yarn Bomb"
THIS WEEKEND : Combined Latino Health Fair
with the Salvadoran-American Annual Festival
Salvadorean-American Festival
Enjoy a day of live music, performances, fresh pupusas, consular services, free health screenings and much more on the Montgomery County Rockville campus. Sunday, August 4th from 11am-7pm. This event is hosted by and Montgomery College.
Leadership Washington Recruiting for New Senior Class
Click here for more information
THIS WEEKEND: In Kensington
The Kensington Historical Society 
Free Summer Concert Series
Enjoy live music every Saturday from 10 - 11 am ~ through September in the Howard Avenue Park (across from the Kensington Farmers Market at the Train Station) in Kensington..

  • August 3: Rick Franklin ~ Piedmont Blues
  • August 10: Blue Book Value ~ Rhythm & blues swing band
  • August 17: Natalie & Michael ~ Songs to sing to, all genres
  • August 24: Dede Wyland & Ira Gitlin ~ World renowned bluegrass and Americana
  • August 31: Silver Creek (the O'Malleys)~ Country, Hawaiian, ragtime
  • Sept. 7: Janine Wilson & Max Evans ~ Rock/roots/blues
  • Sept. 14: Take Two ~ Top 40's, oldies, and current country songs
  • Sept. 21: Ester Haynes & Keith Grimes ~ Vintage jazz, swing, blues
  • Sept. 28: Silver Strings ~ Folk, traditional, & contemporary
Please click here to find out more about free, hands-on science activities for ages 10-14 at Kensington Park Library.
  T here are multiple ways to get involved in your communities by serving on the County's boards, committees and commissions.

To serve on boards, committees and commissions, review ALL CURRENT vacancy announcements and read instructions carefully at: