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  • County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Receives EMAP Accreditation; Montgomery Becomes First County in Maryland to Receive this Official Emergency Management Recognition County Executive Ike Leggett today took part in the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) ceremony for the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS). With the successful completion of the process, Montgomery becomes the first county in the state of Maryland to receive this official accreditation. Nationally, it is the 22nd local jurisdiction (county, city, or parish) to receive this distinction. OEMHS successfully complied with all standards and was granted accreditation status which, if EMAP standards are maintained, remains in effect for five years. “This is a considerable accomplishment for our County OEMHS and further proof of the quality of the programs they have developed,” said Leggett. “I am very proud of not only our emergency management and homeland security staff, but also of all of our County agencies who come together to deliver an exemplary team response during an emergency.” Joinin ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Citizen Advisory Boards to Host Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in June and July Individuals and groups are invited to provide input into the County’s next six-year capital construction budget by attending public forums that will be held in June and July by local citizen advisory boards. The forums will help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials begin developing the Fiscal Years 2017 to 2022 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget. The CIP includes costs for new or renovated major projects such as roads, public schools, Montgomery College facilities, water and sewer lines, parks, libraries, health and recreation facilities, and other public buildings and projects. The schedule for forums in each regional area is listed below: • Bethesda-Chevy Chase – Monday, June 22, 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, 240-777-8200; • Mid-County – Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • District Court Judges to Provide Information on Common Ownership Community Collection Lawsuits The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) will host an informational session about condominium and homeowners association lawsuits regarding the collection of dues and fees on Wednesday, June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. The Honorable Eugene Wolfe, the Honorable Patricia Mitchell and the Honorable Gary Everngam will conduct an interactive discussion concerning the following important topics related to collection lawsuits: • Role of the District Court • Common Ownership Community Statutes • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act • Common Issues in Common Ownership Community Litigation • Claims and Defenses There are more than 1,000 common ownership communities operating in Montgomery County, and on occasion, they may need to file legal action in District Court when their unit ...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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