News and views from Montgomery County Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg
Monday, March 29, 2010
2010 Census – “Everybody Counts”
The Trachtenberg Office joined County Executive Isiah Leggett, Council President Nancy Floreen, former members of Congress and co-chairs of the County Executive’s 200-member Census Complete Count Committee, Connie Morella and Mike Barnes, Councilmember Nancy Navarro and a host of elected officials and community leaders at three community rallies across Montgomery County to encourage support of the 2010 U.S. Census. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin and Washington Grove Mayor Darrell Anderson were also present.
The Census 2010 rallies were held in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and at the Takoma -Langley Park Crossroads area to encourage Montgomery County residents to fill out their 2010 Census Forms.
At the first rally at Gaithersburg City Hall, Mayor Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Council Vice President Cathy C. Drzyzgula, and Councilmember Michael Sesma proudly welcomed County Executive Leggett to the City and called on residents to support the Census. In his remarks to the crowd, the County Executive declared that “everybody counts” and that filling out the Census form would result in more federal dollars to the County for important public services.
At the second rally at the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center, the tour joined with local representatives of Casa de Maryland, the Latino Economic Development Corporation, and Neighbor Works to encourage residents to support the Census. At the final rally in Takoma – Langley Crossroads, the bus tour was met by festive music and colorful dancers who entertained the crowd before the official remarks.
The Trachtenberg Office was represented by Naomi Bloch and our Chief of Staff, Alan Bowser. We wish to thank Bruce Adams of the Office of Community Partnerships and Kathleen Boucher, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County for their tireless efforts in organizing the tour and County’s 2010 Census program.