Friday, April 26, 2013
Ride On passengers get a free ride in exchange for a non-perishable food item or children’s item.
As part of the 2013 launch of Ride On's annual "Give and Ride" program, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Manna Food Center Executive Director Minerva Delgado on Thursday to urge residents to make donations to the food drive. As part of the program, Ride On passengers get a free ride in exchange for a non-perishable food item or children’s item. Others can participate in the food drive by giving their donations to any Ride On bus driver or by sending contributions directly to Manna. Disposable diapers, formula, baby or toddler food and juice are especially useful to families in need. Leggett helped distribute food to Manna clients during his visit.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Montgomery County Executive wrote an op-ed for The Gazette, hoping to garner support for a bill to fund the replacement of trees lost to development.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett took to The Gazette Wednesday, writing an op-ed seeking support for his proposed Tree Canopy Conservation bill. Leggett (D) writes: The good news is that trees cover more than half of the county. So why do we need this bill? The reason is that our urban tree canopy is now being endangered by new development patterns. As the land available for new development in our county grows scarce, we increasingly redevelop our older, urban areas. While this revitalizes aging communities, provides new homes, creates infrastructure close to existing employment centers and transportation networks and creates jobs vital to the county’s economy, it also affects our tree canopy. We must act now to protect and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Montgomery County Executive delivered the address Wednesday in Silver Spring.
Issuing his first State of the County address in four years, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett detailed new education and development initiatives, The Washington Examiner reported. Leggett (D) hopes to promote adult-level English classes to "make it easier for English-as-a-second-language residents to master the language, enabling them to get better jobs and expand the county's tax base," according to the report. The County Executive also wants to create an after-school program to help underachieving students. The proposal would "expand the current 'Excel Beyond the Bell' program—an after-school support system available in just a few middle schools in the county—to all middle schools," according to the report. Read the full text of…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The county executive declared June 8-19 "The First Tee Week" in Montgomery County.
With U.S. Open Championship fever—and traffic—gripping the county, County Executive Isiah Leggett recently proclaimed June 8-19 as “The First Tee Week” in Montgomery County. The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Association with support from the PGA and LPGA, has a mission “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf,” according to the nonprofit’s Web site. Leggett (D) read the proclamation during an April 28 visit to Needwood Golf Course in Rockville, where The First Tee holds golf lessons. The program is also offered at Laytonsville and Sligo Creek golf courses. The program teaches the game to …