Montgomery County Executive-Elect Marc Elrich Announces Transition Process, Website and Public Listening Sessions

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2018

Media Contact: Scott Peterson, 202-277-9412,

Rockville, MD – Montgomery County Executive-Elect Marc Elrich announced the formation of his transition process, transition team, website – – and five public listening session forums for Montgomery County residents to share their thoughts and priorities about the most critical issues facing the future of their county, communities, neighborhoods, and families.

“For over four decades, I have dedicated my life to making Montgomery County the best place in America to live, work, learn and prosper. I am honored that Montgomery County residents have trusted me to lead the county,” said Marc Elrich. “I am determined to lead an equitable, inclusive, and effective transition to gather ideas from across our county about how we can work together to build a bright and prosperous future. My goal is to unify this county and listen to citizens, stakeholders, and fellow officials regarding their priorities. I encourage all residents to attend our upcoming listening sessions and visit our transition website at I look forward to governing this county in the same manner that I have served on the Council and in the same way I campaigned for this office – ambitious, ethical, inclusive, and innovative.”

Marc’s transition team will focus on developing the “first drafts” of strategic plans to guide the administration in focusing on seven Priority Outcomes reflecting the goals that he championed during his campaign. Marc believes the best policies are both data-driven and compassionate, and that county government must be transparent and accountable to residents.

The Priority Outcomes below are the starting point for shared work to make life in Montgomery County better in measurable ways. Marc will work closely with the County Council, the community, and other partners to fill in the details of these plans, execute them, and report to residents regularly on how things are going.

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • Growing Economy
  • A Greener County
  • Easier Commutes
  • A More Affordable and Welcoming County
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

As a Montgomery County Council Member, Marc earned the reputation as an engaged listener and collaborator. A priority of this transition process is the establishment of “Listening Sessions” – five public forums that will allow residents and stakeholders of Montgomery County an opportunity to have their voice heard by Marc and members of the Transition Team.

Schedule and Locations of Listening Sessions:

  • Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Cabin John Middle School, 10701 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac
  • Saturday, November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Kingsview Middle School, 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown
  • Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring
  • Thursday, November 29, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Olney Elementary School, 3401 Queen Mary Dr, Olney
  • Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Takoma Park