Leggett to Hold Last FY17 Operating Budget Public Forum on February 8; Upcounty Residents’ Feedback Helps to Determine Priorities

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 1, 2016 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold his last budget forum on Monday, February 8. Feedback from residents about the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Operating Budget priorities is being sought. This forum replaces the previously scheduled forum on Monday, January 25 which was cancelled due to Snow Storm Jonas. “Budget forums give residents the opportunity to let me know what is important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 15,” said County Executive Leggett. “Input from residents is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.” The forum will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. The forum begins at 7 and runs until 8:30 p.m. Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY17 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MontCoFY17budgetforum. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, call 240-777-6507, TTY 240-773-3556 or email a request to Karen.falcon@montgomerycountymd.gov The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May. Release ID: 16-051 Media Contact: Public Information 240-777-6507

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