Commission on Redistricting to Meet Tonight at 5pm 

Commission on Redistricting to Meet Tonight at 5pm

From the Montgomery County Council:

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26, 2021—The fourth meeting of the Commission on Redistricting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will be livestreamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page.

The Commission on Redistricting was established after the confirmation of 11 appointed members by the Council on Jan. 26. In the 2020 general election, the Montgomery County Charter was amended by the voters to require the County to be divided into seven Council districts to elect seven district and four at-large members of the Council. The Charter required that the Council appoint a Commission on Redistricting composed of 11 registered voters who reside in the County.

At the last meeting, the Commission received presentations on the role of the Board of Elections in redistricting, redistricting best practices, as well as other topics relevant to the Commission’s work.

The fourth meeting of the Commission on Redistricting will begin with greetings by Commission Chair Mariana Cordier and will be followed by approval of the meeting minutes. Then, the meeting will continue with a presentation from staff members of the Montgomery County Planning Department on demographic changes in the County, including material prepared for the Montgomery County Trends Project. The staff include Corinne Blackford, a planner with the division of Research and Strategic Projects who also leads the demographic and land-use forecasting work program, and Nick Holdzkom, a GIS analyst for the division of Research and Strategic Projects who provides GIS analyses and map products, master plan analyses including existing conditions, build-out scenarios, and economic feasibility estimates for the division.

Following the presentation, the group will discuss the demographic changes seen on a countywide level, including the areas of ethnic and racial concentrations and any identifiable unincorporated communities. The presenters will also answer any questions from commissioners, and the meeting will end with some closing remarks.

The members of the Commission on Redistricting are as follows: Imad Aldean Ahmad, Laura Ard, Mariana Cordier, Keshia Desir, Arthur Edmunds, Valerie Ervin, Bruce Goldensohn, Jason Makstein, Nilmini Rubin, Samuel Statland and David Stein.

Residents can view the meeting on the Council’s Facebook page (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil).

The full agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.

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