Montgomery County offers endless opportunities for employment, entertainment, education and recreation. And not only is this true, but it offers opportunity for its residents to have input into the development of how county services are provided. If you want to be more deeply involved, there are numerous volunteer board positions within the county that advise the county council and executives on a variety of matters that shape the way the county serves its citizens. If you are interested in sitting on such a board, visit the county website for more information.
Of course there are also numerous civic associations which also have the ear of those who govern. But if you just want input on a particular issue, there are so many public hearings in which to have input. Below is just one example of how the county seeks input from its citizens. If you are currently a county resident, this is a great opportunity to have an impact on the future of parks and recreation within Montgomery County.
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION
For immediate release:
March 13, 2007
Community Outreach Manager
Montgomery County Department of Parks
OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE PARKS AND RECREATION FUTURE
JOINT PUBLIC FORUM ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM (CIP) BUDGET
SILVER SPRING, MD—The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery County Planning Board and the Montgomery County Recreation Advisory Board are accepting public input on major future capital improvement projects (CIP) for parks and recreation facilities for fiscal year 2009-2014. Proposed parks projects include: acquiring new parkland, renovating older park facilities, and developing new parks. Recreation projects proposed include: constructing and renovating community and recreation centers and aquatic facilities.
Help shape the future of the county’s parks and recreation facilities by providing public comment at the forum or submitting written testimony. To sign up to speak, call Patsy Hedrick at 301-495-2511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 29. Or, submit written comments to Royce Hanson, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910 or email@example.com by Thursday, April 5. Special assistance or accommodations can also be arranged by calling 301-495-4600 by Monday, March 26.
Montgomery County Planning Board
Montgomery County Recreation Advisory Board
Joint Public Forum for the Proposed FY 09-14 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget
Thursday, March 29, 2007, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
M-NCPPC Montgomery Regional Office Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring