AMSS new program is starting soon.... AMSS multi-cultural, interfaith “Advanced Care Outreach Training Curriculum-ACOA-”. This model project will train diverse specialized ACOA volunteer Ambassadors to reach out to diverse families struggling with terminal illnesses, offering them comfort, support, and access to culturally sensitive county and community resources. The training program will be conducted by distinguished subject experts. To know more & register here https://www.amssmd.org/advanced-care-ambassadors This project is co-sponsored by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC).
Dear Friends: This pandemic is changing life for us in many ways. I hope each of you is taking time to take care of yourself and the people around you. This is hard – I know it and we all know it. We are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating the information and data we receive. We are also in regular communication with residents, businesses and other organizations about the obstacles they are encountering and how we can be helpful while also prioritizing the public health of our community. This week I issued a new executive order expanding and clarifying measures allowed under Phase 2 guidelines– the details are below. And in my video I talk about testing – check it out. For those of you w
Dear Friends, Your vote matters. We want the election process to go as smoothly as possible amidst this pandemic. The more people who vote by mail, the shorter the wait times at early voting and election day voting sites. Soon all registered voters will be receiving an application to request a mail-in (this used to be called an “absentee”) ballot. I cannot say this enough – please vote by mail – and please do not request (unless you have to) the internet/email link, which has to be hand copied and requires two people per ballot to ensure the integrity of the ballot. You can also request a mail-in ballot now by texting the letters VBM to 77788 or by visiting the Board of Elections website at
What started as an idea to help their grandparents receive groceries during the pandemic has evolved into a nationwide volunteer network. To recognize this effort, Councilmember Evan Glass presented the two Montgomery Blair HS students with a proclamation. Watch video.
In early August, the council approved a package of funding to assist the African American/Black community in its fight against the coronavirus. Statistically, these residents account for one in four of the COVID deaths here in Montgomery County. Watch video.