Advocacy Day 2017

Committee for Montgomery Board Members meet with Senator Nancy King (D-19).  Left to right: Tina Patterson (Jade Solutions LLC), Senator King, Crystal Townsend (Healthcare Initiative Foundation), Ilaya Hopkins (Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce) and Carla Satinsky.

Committee for Montgomery Board Members meet with Senator Nancy King (D-19).  Left to right: Tina Patterson (Jade Solutions LLC), Senator King, Crystal Townsend (Healthcare Initiative Foundation), Ilaya Hopkins (Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce) and Carla Satinsky.

 

In the continuing effort to broaden awareness of the changing nature of Montgomery County and ongoing needs that require support from the State, members of the Committee for Montgomery Board of Directors attended a CfM Advocacy Day during the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session.  The attendees got an in-depth briefing of the session to date from CfM Board Member Senator Rich Madaleno who outlined some of the challenges and opportunities this session.

Following the briefing, small groups set out to visit individual members of both the Senate Budget and Taxation and House Appropriations Committees to discuss Committee for Montgomery priorities.  These visits included time with legislators who are not from Montgomery County. This presented an excellent opportunity to discuss in greater detail the changing nature of Montgomery County and key priorities.

The day ended with a reception for CfM members to meet with members of the Montgomery County Delegation to share information and continue to work together to support the needs of the residents of Montgomery County.  CfM members will be present in Annapolis throughout the session at specific hearings and to follow up as a resource for more information about Montgomery County.