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  • Public Invited to December 9 Forum on Ending Obesity in Montgomery County The public is invited to a free forum, “Ending Obesity in Montgomery County: Understanding the Problem and Creating Solutions,” on Wednesday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. The forum is sponsored by the Healthy Montgomery Eat Well Be Active Partnership. Organizations participating in the panel discussion include the Montgomery County Food Council; Kaiser Permanente; the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program; the Montgomery County Planning Department; Montgomery County Public Schools; CCI Health and Wellness Centers; the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Unity Health Care Health Center: Upper Cardozo. The Healthy Montgomery Eat Well Be Active Partnership is one of several work groups formed through Healthy Montgomery, the County’s Community Health Improvement Process. Partnership members include representatives from Montgomery County government agencies and public schools, hosp ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County’s New Towing Law Takes Effect Today Montgomery County’s new towing law, Bill 17-15, passed unanimously by the County Council on July 21 and signed into law by the County Executive, takes effect today. The new law is designed to address overly aggressive and predatory towing practices and restore regulatory balance in commercial and residential parking lots. Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) typically receives more towing complaints each month than any other single category of complaint. These unfair practices can be detrimental to businesses and residents’ quality of life. Montgomery County’s new towing law is now closely aligned with the State towing law and includes the following provisions: • Prohibits the use of "spotters" to identify vehicles for towing; • Requires signs that are 24 inches by 30 inches be posted at entrances and in parking lots; • Requires property owners to authorize each tow in ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Residents Reminded to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holiday Season and Throughout the Year Montgomery County residents can help protect the environment during the upcoming holiday season which traditionally yields additional amounts of waste. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers the following tips to help reduce, reuse, and recycle. Unwanted Mail: •In the weeks leading up to the holidays, many households receive larger quantities of advertisements, sale flyers and catalogs. Before placing unwanted mail into the recycling bin, residents should take a moment to remove their names from the company’s mailing list. Often, all that is needed is a call to a toll-free number provided in the mailing. •Another way to help reduce the volume of unwanted mail received at any time of the year is to register on a “Do Not Mail” list with any of a number of organizations offering this type of service. One such service, Catalog Choice, can be accessed at https://w ...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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