Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass Announces Council Committee Assignments

by Patrick Herron

“I am proud that the committee assignments for the 20th Council will be among the most diverse and historic – with a majority of our committees being chaired by Black, Latino, women and LGBTQ+ Councilmembers,” Council President Glass said.

“I want to thank all of my colleagues for engaging in a thoughtful and collaborative process to determine this committee structure. These assignments reflect the individual skills and knowledge that have been brought to the Council, and I am confident that my colleagues will serve these roles for the betterment of all County residents.

“To accommodate the increased size of the Council from nine to 11 members, two new committees have been created. The former Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee has been split into two separate committees: the Economic Development Committee and the Planning, Housing and Parks Committee.

“The start of the 20th Council has created a unique opportunity to reorganize our committee structure. By splitting the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee into the Planning, Housing and Parks Committee and the Economic Development Committee, there will be more time for discussion, action and oversight on issues that are critical to the well-being of our residents and businesses.

“I am particularly excited by the newly formed Economic Development Committee, as I believe this will give us the opportunity to more fully discuss policies to make Montgomery County more economically competitive, in addition to addressing the racial wealth gap, pay equity and financial security.”

The existing committee structure continues for the Education and Culture, Government Operations and Fiscal Policy, Health and Human Services, Public Safety and Transportation and Environment Committees.

The committee assignments are as follows:

Economic Development (ECON)

  • Chair Natali Fani-González
  • Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe
  • Council President Evan Glass
  • Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles

Education & Culture (EC)

  • Chair Will Jawando
  • Councilmember Gabe Albornoz
  • Councilmember Kristin Mink

Government Operations & Fiscal Policy (GO)

  • Chair Kate Stewart
  • Council Vice President Andrew Friedson
  • Councilmember Sidney Katz

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Chair Gabe Albornoz
  • Councilmember Dawn Luedtke
  • Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles
Planning, Housing & Parks (PH)
  • Chair Andrew Friedson
  • Councilmember Natali Fani-González
  • Councilmember Will Jawando

Public Safety (PS)

  • Chair Sidney Katz
  • Councilmember Dawn Luedtke
  • Councilmember Kristin Mink

Transportation & Environment (TE)

  • Chair Evan Glass
  • Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe
  • Councilmember Kate Stewart

Visit the Montgomery County Council’s website to learn more about the work of the Montgomery County Council, Councilmembers and the committees.

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