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  • Alert Montgomery Emergency Warning System Upgraded; Subscribers Encouraged to Update Accounts Beginning October 15 to Take Advantage of New Features Today, County Executive Isiah Leggett announced major improvements to the Alert Montgomery emergency warning system that has been serving the County since 2004. “Through a regional Council of Governments partnership, we are now able to offer enhancements that will improve the speed, the reliability and the customization of the alerts our subscribers, as well as those throughout the National Capital area, can receive,” said Leggett. “By taking just a few minutes beginning this Wednesday, October 15, to upgrade your account, you will receive long-lasting improvements impacting your personal safety and that of your family and/or business.” Joining Leggett were Mayors Sidney Katz of Gaithersburg, Bridget Donnell Newton of Rockville and Bruce Williams of Takoma Park; Fire and Rescue Service Division Chief Scott Goldstein; Sheriff Darren Popkin; Police Chiefs Mark Sroka, Gaithersburg; Terry Treschuk, Rockville; Alan Goldberg, Takom ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • County Hosts Discussion on Promoting Teen Resiliency October 27 The public is invited to attend a free interactive workshop, to be held on Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at Watkins Mill High School, that will help empower parents to explore the risks that can hinder their children's academic achievement. The school is at 10301 Apple Ridge Way, Gaithersburg. Entitled "Promoting Teen Resiliency," the program will teach parents how to participate in activities that will enhance communication between them and their and teens.Teen resilience is described as the ability to navigate life’s ups and downs and to decrease the stress associated with the teen years. Parents will also receive a tool kit that can be used when engaging youth about risks that can contribute to low academic achievement. The workshop is sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools’(MCPS) Parent Academy and Many Voices for Smart Choices, Montgomery County’s Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Onsite child care and ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett, Starr and Local Officials Participated in International Walk to School Day with Rolling Terrace Elementary School Today at 8:30 a.m., County Executive Ike Leggett and Montgomery County School Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr joined the Rolling Terrace Elementary School community at Long Branch-Garland Park in Takoma Park, to observe International Walk to School Day. The program began with the Pledge of Allegiance recited in both English and Spanish, followed by representatives from the school’s 70 safety patrols reciting the Safety Patrol Pledge. “Our school administrators, members of the Police and Fire and Rescue Service are all working together to keep you safe,” said Leggett to the hundreds of students gathered for the walk. “Now you need to do your part by taking the safest route to school and following the directions of teachers, police, crossing guards and safety patrols.” “Rolling Terrace Elementary School is one of the largest schools in our public school system,” said Dr. Starr. “I am so pleased to see so many student ...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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