Leggett to Hold Second FY17 Operating Budget Public Forum on January 11; Residents’ Feedback Helps to Determine Priorities

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 7, 2016 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding the second of five budget forums on Monday, January 11. Feedback from the residents about the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Operating Budget priorities is being sought. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. “Residents have 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 Leggett. “Resident input is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.” Additional forums in other areas of the County are scheduled throughout January. • Wednesday, January 20, Silver Spring Regional Services Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. • Thursday, January 21, Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring • Monday, January 25, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 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 Executive will announce his Recommended FY17 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May. # # # Release ID: 16-005 Media Contact: Puvlic Information 240-777-6507

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