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  • Montgomery Designated as “Tech Savvy” County; Only One Named in Maryland, One of Only Four in USA The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has designated Montgomery County as a Tech Savvy County in 2014. Montgomery County is only of only four local governments in the nation -- and the only County in Maryland -- to be designated as a Tech Savvy jurisdiction during 2014. In recognizing Montgomery County with this award, PTI assessed the County’s performance in several areas, including: Ethics, Performance Management, Communication and Collaboration, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Cybersecurity; Commitment to Green Technology; Innovation and Adherence to Standards of Excellence. “As in so many other categories, Montgomery County is a leader among local governments,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished – and will accomplish in the future.” “We are deeply honored to be recognized by the Public Technology Institute as a Tech Savvy Coun ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County Celebrates 25th Annual Farm & Harvest Sale with Interactive Photo Contest Residents and visitors who participate in this year’s Farm Tour & Harvest Sale on July 26 and 27 will get to show off their photography skills as they buy healthy local food. To mark the 25th anniversary of the tour, participating farms will have special icons that shutterbugs can find and photograph. For more information on the photo contest, follow @mcfarmtour25 on Instagram, and tag photos with #moooco25. Categories include, but are not limited to: best group farm selfie, funniest farm baby photo (human or otherwise) and biggest squash purchase. The winning photos will receive prizes. “The annual tour is such a special experience for people who might not otherwise visit the Agricultural Reserve,” said Jeremy Criss, manager of the County’s Agricultural Services Division. “This year’s photo contest will let visitors share their experiences at our beautiful farms with everyone they know. We’re really e ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County Partners with NREL to Support Energy Department's SunShot Initiative; Goal is to Integrate Solar in Renewable Energy Plan for Facilities Montgomery County is one of 14 communities nationwide selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to receive solar technical assistance in 2014. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, NREL will help the Department of General Services (DGS) develop a comprehensive renewable energy plan for Montgomery County facilities. The plan will establish an aggressive renewable energy goal, develop standards for incorporating renewable energy in new facilities and incorporate best practices for responsible site selection. “In the last few years, we have made tremendous progress in boosting our clean energy purchases, building better, more energy efficient facilities and boosting the clean energy economy to wean our County ...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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