Early Stages Budget Forums in December in Maryland

Early Stages Budget Forums in December in Maryland

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, the County’s regional services offices and community partners will hold hybrid forums in December to seek input on the Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget. Residents can attend most forums in person or view them via the internet.

The County is in the early stages of formulating the FY24 operating budget. County Executive Elrich is required to submit a recommended budget to the County Council by March 15. The Council will then have two months to review the budget. It must adopt a final budget no later than June 1. The FY24 operating budget will go into effect on July 1.

“The budget is a primary indicator of the priorities of any jurisdiction,” said County Executive Elrich. “This is why community and resident involvement is essential to the process of developing a budget that reflects our values and goals. … Now we are looking ahead to the many ways we can make this a better place to live for everyone.”

The forums will be televised live on the County cable station County Cable Montgomery (CCM).

 The schedule for the remaining hybrid forums, including how to join each one virtually:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7. 7-8:30 p.m. White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring. Register to view online https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=01cea2fr8c08uc8up4tbdr5b5vva2n0rr4cg5g3truw225h627kz

  • Monday, Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. Register to view online. https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gbkdv07530f3pfg0650cue7fp9gdf804fr0edfvjp1111b4zrkv4

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14. 7-8:30 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. East-West Room. Register to view online. https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g7n01bm9vh9pvvzk0xfmn37c7jh5bctb4jyh4as02wm04s7wa0m0

Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services upon request -- with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least three business days before the event. Contact Karen Falcon at 240-777-6522 or send a request to Karen.Falcon@montgomerycountymd.gov .