The county executive and the nine members of the County Council are elected every four years. The next election is in 2014. The primary election takes place in June, followed by the general election in November.
The Executive Office Building is at 101 Monroe St., Rockville.
The County Council meets Tuesdays and also has committee meetings during the week. Public hearings on legislation before the council usually take place midday Tuesday and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Council Office Building is at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Council and committee meetings and hearings are recorded and many are broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6 on the Comcast and RCN cable systems, and Channel 30 on Verizon). Live and archived council meetings and hearings can be viewed online by going to the council homepage and clicking on the “Now on TV link” on the right side of the page under the heading “County Cable Montgomery.”
For general information about the Council, call 240-777-7900. For information on county services, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Here you will find tips on transportation other government services. For information about the County Executive, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov and click on the County Executive link on the left side of the page.
For countywide data, such as salaries and permits, visit the data.montgomerycounty.gov.
To contact the county for nonemergency information and services or to report down trees following a storm, call 311 when dialing within the county. From outside the county or from a cell phone, dial 240-777-0311.
The 311 call center operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during emergencies when the center stays open longer.
The 311 Call Center is accessible online 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311.
The TTY line for the hearing impaired is 240-773-3556.
Council vice president
(D-Dist. 2) of Germantown
(D-At large) of Takoma Park
(D-At large) of Silver Spring
(D-At large) of Takoma Park
(D-At large) of Garrett Park
(D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring
(D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg
(D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda
(D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring
The Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, acquires, prepares and administers a general plan for the physical development of most of the county.
The board also develops and administers parks in the county.
The five commissioners meet each Thursday in Silver Spring to decide planning, zoning, subdivision and park matters.
Commissioners serve four-year terms and are limited to two full terms. The chairman is appointed by the County Council.
Chairman: Françoise Carrier
Vice Chairman: Marye Wells-Harley
Commissioner: Amy Presley
Commissioner: Norman Dreyfuss
Commissioner: Casey Anderson