Council Vice President Glass Wins 2022 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Award

by Patrick Herron

From the Office of Council Vice President Evan Glass: Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement with the 2022 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award. Each year the Center awards a public official from each of the four jurisdictions of Washington, D.C., Virginia, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County who have made an impact on the nonprofit sector. Council Vice President Glass was commended for his public policy accomplishments and interest in increasing support for and collaboration with nonprofits.

“Our nonprofits are the backbone of our community, providing many of the vital educational, health, arts and social services in Montgomery County,” said Vice President Glass. “I am proud to be a partner in their important work and honored to receive the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Award.” The Center for Nonprofit Advancement works to strengthen, promote and represent nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region and helps their member organizations better meet the diverse needs of their communities.

Council Vice President Glass was first elected to the Council in 2018 and was recently re-elected to a four-year term in 2022. Since that time, he has worked to strengthen support for the nonprofit sector, including leading the effort to secure $3.25 million in emergency grant funding for arts and humanities organizations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee and the lead for Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities, he has been a champion for organizations that provide housing and social services to residents experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. 

Council Vice President Glass serves as the Council’s representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the National Association of Counties’ Transportation Committee and its Large Urban County Caucus.  Learn more about Council Vice President Glass here. Additional information about the Phyllis Newsome Award can be viewed here. 

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