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Aspen Hill, Bel Pre, Brookeville, Glenmont,
Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, Olney,
Sandy Spring, Upper Rock Creek, Wheaton
March 22, 2019
Updates from 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 monthly and open to the public.

The Mid-County Citizens 
Advisory Board (MCCAB) Meetings

Next Full Board Meeting is
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
MID-COUNTY RECREATION CENTER 
2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring

Next Committee Meeting is
Thursday, April 4, 2019
from 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
MID-COUNTY RECREATION CENTER


The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) Meeting

The next full committee meeting is
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  
WHEATON VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
2400 Arcola Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
Green Room

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR COMMUNITY AWARDS
Each year, the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB) and the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) recognize individuals and groups making a difference in our community.  They are honored at the annual Wheaton/Kensington Awards Dinner ,which this year will be held on April 24th at Hollywood East in Wheaton. Nomination forms can be found here for MCCAB Awards and here for WUDAC Awards . The deadline is March 31, 2019. Please submit nominations via email to luisa.montero@montgomerycountymd.gov.
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 . And for the perspective of the Maryland Capital Parks & Planning Commission, one of the tenants of the new building, click  here .
COUNTY NEWS
First 100 Days
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is focused on his vision for a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County as he marks his first 100 days in office. More details, including a list of his administration's accomplishments can be seen in the release here. Click here to watch the YouTube Video.
Montgomery County Police is HIRING!
The application process for Police Officer Candidates will be open from March 20, 2019, through March 28, 2019. Please click here for more information. Apply now at http://www.joinmcp.com.
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Proposed Alternatives for I-495 and I-270


The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the State Highway Administration (SHA) are studying proposed alternatives for I-495 and I-270 by holding a total of six public workshops in Montgomery and Prince George’s County in April.
Each workshop includes two identical presentations at which the MDOT SHA team will guide attendees through the displays, handouts, interactive and hard copy maps. The workshops also will provide an overview of where the proposed projects currently stand. The one-hour presentation and workshop sessions in Montgomery County will be offered as follows:
  • Bethesda: 10 and 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at Pyle Middle School at 6311 Wilson Lane.
  • Silver Spring: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at Eastern Middle School at 300 University Boulevard East.
  • Rockville: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at Thomas Wootton High School at 2100 Wootton Parkway.
Please click here for details on the history of the project and what will be discussed at the workshops. The study team can be contacted via email at 495-270-P3@sha.state.md.us .
County-Wide Health Fair
The County’s observance of National Public Health Week (April 1-7) will kick off with an inaugural lecture to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Ulder Tillman, the County’s health officer for 13 years. The Ulder J. Tillman Lecture in Public Health will be held on Monday, April 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, director of the National Institute of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. The event is open to the public.
 
Rather than a traditional health fair in one location, more than 50 events are planned throughout the week. To see the full calendar of planned events, visit Healthy Montgomery . For more information about Montgomery County’s events, plus tools and ideas to get started, visit www.healthymontgomery.org or contact Amina Faizan at 240-777-1704.
Lots Going on!
March 2019
Please click here for numerous latest updates and announcements from Montgomery County's Department of Transportation.
Awards for Outstanding Service to Youth
The Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth is seeking nominations for the 33rd annual Nancy Dworkin Awards for Outstanding Service to Youth. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of children and youth in Montgomery County. 
Nominations must be received by Tuesday, April 2.
For information on the award categories and nomination guidelines, please click here or call Erin Stillwell at 240-777-1716 or email erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov.
New County Police App
A new Montgomery County police app for smartphones provides users with quick links to news releases, arrest data and crime trends at the neighborhood level. The app for iPhones and Android devices is free and available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. The police department welcomes app users' suggestions to improve the app. Send them to MCP.APP@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Please note that app users cannot use the app to report crimes. Instead, call 911 in an emergency situation or 301-279-8000 in a non-emergency situation.
Registration Now Open for 2019 Montgomery County Energy Summit

The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, which focuses on promoting commercial energy efficiency and the use of clean energy in the County and the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, will be held from 8am-4pm on Wednesday, April 3, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The summit will be co-hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region. For registration details and for additional information, visit the event’s website at www.MCEnergySummit.org . Questions may be emailed to energy@montgomerycountymd.gov .
Caring for Lawns Organically! 
Spring is around the corner, and grass will soon be green and growing. Join Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection to learn about the importance of healthy soils for an organic lawn, and tips for caring for your lawn without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Register using the links below so you can receive a reminder, but all are welcome even without registration.
  • March 26th, 7:00pm - Connie Morella Library (Bethesda) (Register)
  • March 27th, 7:00pm - Olney Library (Register)
  • April 3rd, 7:00pm - Rock Creek Conservancy (Register)
COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Public Forum on Campaign Finance Program
The Montgomery County Council will hold a public forum on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm on the County’s Campaign Finance Program. Residents are encouraged to testify regarding their observations, opinions, and experiences to help inform the Council’s future deliberations on this matter.
The public forum will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, and will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. It also will be available live via streaming through the Council website here. Those interested in testifying at the public forum can begin signing up online here.
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  https://apps.montgomerycountymd.gov/ccllims/bill_List.aspx  and selecting the bill you would like to follow.
COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION
Please click here for the latest updates and upcoming events! NEXT Breakfast Mixer is a partnership with the Civitan Club about the benefits of hiring employees with disabilities. See below.
Choose Respect - Healthy Teen Dating Conference
Did you know that 1 in 3 teens is a victim of dating abuse in some form? Teens and their families can register for this free conference to learn more about the signs of dating violence, how to help a friend, and resources in the County. April 7th .  Open to students in grades 6-12, parents, educators, and youth service providers. Presentations offered in Spanish and English. Pizza, giveaways, music and more. Teens earn SSL hours for attending.  For more information view flyer in English here, and Spanish here. To register, please click here.
For more information contact Smita Varia at Smita.Varia@montgomerycountymd.gov .
High School Senior Creates Winning Poster Design
The entry of Daniela Shuping, a senior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, was selected as the winning design in the Third Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival poster competition. Her design will be used to publicize the 2019 event scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22..
As winner of the contest, which was open to students of all ages in Montgomery County, Daniela was awarded the $300 first prize.
After her design was selected, Daniela was able to work with Wheaton Arts Parade designer Josue Cortino Martinez to learn how it would be incorporated into the poster and used on other promotional materials including the official festival program and t-shirt.
The $300 prize was donated by the IHOP Wheaton, owned by William Moore. For Information about the parade ( in English and Spanish) go to http://www.wheatonartsparade.org .
Apply Now to Become an MCPS Summer RISE Host
Calling all Montgomery County businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits: MCPS is now taking applications to become a host for the 2019 Summer RISE program! Summer RISE provides rising Montgomery County Public Schools juniors and seniors with career-based learning experiences and helps employers to cultivate a talent pipeline.  For more information about Summer RISE and how to register as a host, click here or visit www.MCPS-SummerRISE.org.
Downcounty Providers Network Meeting on the 2020 Census
Learn the fundamentals and challenges of the upcoming Census and how government, nonprofits, business leaders, philanthropy, faith communities and community members can work together to count everyone in Montgomery County. For more information about the Complete Count Committee, please read this press release . C ontact Kaori Hirakawa with any questions at kaori.hirakawa@montgomerycountymd.gov.
When : Wednesday, March 27 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where : Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center (11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton)
Guests : Alvenia McQueen, Census Bureau; Diane Vu, Office of Community Partnerships

Census Bureau is Recruiting Staff
Please click here for details on recruitment for the upcoming 2020 Census. Positions will pay $21/hour. US citizenship is required and employees will need to have a car. For more information, please contact Daniel McCall directly, the recruiting agent for Montgomery County, at daniel.mccall@2020census.gov .
Upcoming Event at Wheaton Interim Library
Upcoming Programs at Kensington Park Library
GET INVOLVED
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To serve on boards, committees and commissions, review ALL CURRENT vacancy announcements and read instructions carefully at:   http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/boards/index.html