Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg Speaks at the Wednesday Morning Group in Bethesda

Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg, Chair of the Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee and member of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, spoke this morning at the Wednesday Morning Group (WMG) in Bethesda. WMG is a weekly meeting of professional women, men and parents who gather in a spirit of mutual support, camaraderie, and intellectual curiosity. The meeting takes place at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. The group was founded nearly 50 years ago to provide a discussion group for mothers. The WMG has been featured on "60 Minutes."

The meeting took place in an intimate chapel within the Church and approximately 40 women attended. Councilmember Trachtenberg focused on her personal history which included her activist roots and rise to elected office. Moreover, she spoke about her life as a wife and mother and her decision to raise her kids in Montgomery County. Councilmember Trachtenberg also discussed the Montgomery County budget and its impact on our community, the Family Justice Center and the soon-to-be released report on reproductive health. Some of the questions focused on Montgomery County Public Schools. Many of the women stayed after the meeting to speak privately with Councilmember Trachtenberg.

Legislative Aide Laurie Edberg attended the meeting as well.

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