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  • Montgomery County Announces Celebrations During Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated since 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during the period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The observance recognizes the contributions to our communities and impact on our culture made by Hispanic and Latino Americans. It also provides an opportunity for residents of all backgrounds to participate in the celebrations and experience Hispanic food, art and entertainment. ? Montgomery County announces several local events that will occur during Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 30 – throughout the County and region. Events in Montgomery County September 18 – October 8 - the 24th annual American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival incl ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett, Rice and O’Neill Announce New Efforts to Reduce Teen Pedestrian Collisions Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice and Vice President of the Montgomery County Board of Education Patricia O’Neill today announced the launch of a new education program to reduce pedestrian crashes involving teens. Other speakers included: Montgomery County Council members Cherri Branson and Roger Berliner, Seneca Valley High School Principal Marc Cohen and Gwendolyn Ward, mother of Christina Morris-Ward. Developed by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), the YOLO (You Only Live Once) campaign includes a toolkit that will be distributed to every County high school to reduce students’ risks by reminding them not to walk while distracted. The event was held at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown where, in October 2012, 15-year-old Christina Morris-Ward was struck and killed as she distractedly crossed the street on her way to school. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, about half of students ag ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett and StonebridgeCarras Announce Agreement for New Police Station in Downtown Bethesda Montgomery County has executed a Public-Private Partnership agreement with StonebridgeCarras, LLC, a Bethesda-based real estate firm to design and construct for the County a new police station in Bethesda. The new police station will be located at 4823 Rugby Avenue and will replace the current station at 7359 Wisconsin Avenue. “This is just another example of creative County partnerships with the private sector, leveraging underutilized County property to deliver new County facilities at little or no cost to the County, while returning higher value publicly owned property to the County tax base,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. The current police station was constructed in 1961. Because of its age and size the station no longer meets modern operational requirements and would require extensive renovation to be reused. However, since the station site is a prime location in the heart of downtown Bethesda, the County can leverage the value of the l ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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