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Old 03-25-2012, 03:28 AM
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Default News from Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center March 25, 2012

Look What's Happening in East County


 March 25, 2012                             

In This Issue
Letter from the Director
East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting
Sandy Spring: Unity in the Time of Segregation
Early Voting
Upcoming Events/Classes in East County
East County RSCFront Entrance

The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center links Montgomery County Services with 111,250 citizens and businesses in a 47.5 square mile area that includes Burtonsville, Colesville, Cloverly, Fairland, and White Oak communities.


Support your volunteer firefighters and 
attend the inaugural "Box Alarm 5K" Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, May 6th, 2012.The event will be held to the rear of Fire Station 15. The festivities kick-off at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.    

Registration is now available on-line at




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On March 15, County Executive Isiah Leggett released his proposed FY13 operating budget. This budget strategically restores some of the most critical and important services that were cut back dramatically over the past five years as the County faced unprecedented budget challenges. The County Executive's approach to the FY13 budget attempts to balance the backlog of resident needs with the County's new economic reality. 
Some budget highlights include:
  • The Department of Police budget increases by 6.9 percent, which includes 43 additional officers - part of Leggett's plan to add 143 new officers and other Police Department employees over the next three years;
  • Expanding weekend and teen programs for middle and high school students and expanding the student employment program;
  • Boosting the Street Outreach Network serving at-risk youth in East County;
  • Enhancing senior programming at the White Oak Community Center;  
  • Increasing funding for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by $50.7 million - a 2.6 percent increase from FY12. The budget funds 100 percent of the Board of Education tax-supported request at the Maintenance of Effort level.
To see the FY13 budget in brief, click here. To see the budget in its entirety, click here.

The Council's public hearings on the operating budget are scheduled for April 10-12; residents should call (240) 777-7803 to sign up to speak. Input can be submitted via email to
or by calling our Council's budget hotline at 240-777-7802.
If you have any questions regarding the budget and how it affects East County, please do not hesitate to email me or call (240) 777-8414.
Miti Figueredo
East County Regional Director

East County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting 


April 11, 2012 

7:15 p.m

East County Regional Center

3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring


AGENDA, click here. 



To see the minutes of the February 1 meeting, click here.

Councilmember Nancy Navarro (D-4) Invites the Community to the Screening of the Documentary Sandy Spring: Unity in the Time of Segregation


You are cordially invited to attend the screening of a documentary titled Sandy Spring: Unity in the Time of Segregation on Wednesday, March 28th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The screening will take place at the historic Sandy Spring Museum (17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring).  


Councilmember Nancy Navarro (District 4) spearheaded this project in partnership with Montgomery College, Ross Boddy Community Center and Comcast.  The documentary, narrated by a Montgomery College student, portrays true stories of Sandy Spring seniors living during the time of segregation in Montgomery County. The seniors featured in the documentary will be present with their families at the event. This will be a free screening followed by a light reception.


Space is limited. If you would like to attend, please contact Laurie Edberg at 240-777-7824 or

Save Time and Vote Early 
from March 24-29


Early Voting Centers are located at:

  • BauerDriveCommunityRecreationCenter, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville 20853
  • GermantownRecreationCenter, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown 20874
  • MarilynJ.PraisnerCommunityRecreationCenter, 14906 Old Columbia Pike,   Burtonsville 20866
  • MontgomeryCountyExecutiveOfficeBuilding, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville 20850
  • Silver SpringCivicBuilding, One Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring 20910 

 Voters are encouraged to visit our website to view additional information on the Early Voting Centers.  During Early Voting hours, the website will display a scroll bar which will provide wait times of each of the five Centers, updated hourly.


For more information on Early Voting, please call 240-777-VOTE (8683)

African Immigrant Diabetes Dining Club


A new African immigrant diabetes dining club in Silver Spring is  beginning to meet the needs of African immigrants who now make up nearly one third of the diabetes education class population. The club meets here at the East County Regional Services Center, at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring.


Monthly dinners combine a healthy meal, physical activity and a chance to socialize while learning about diabetes management.


The program is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services' African American Health Program.


To register for any of the programs, go to or call Diane Herron at 301-421-5767.



Gapbuster Learning Center, Inc. offers free HIV counseling, testing and referral services here at the ECRSC on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-2 p.m.


For more information, please contact Yvette Butler, MD or Sheila Clyburn, RN at (301) 779-GBLC (4252) or email


Pro Bono Legal Clinic  

The Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program provides FREE Legal Advice Consultations here at the ECRSC for low income residents on the first and second Thursdays of each month from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The upcoming dates for the legal clinics are April 4 and April 11.  A client intake must be completed before 6:00 p.m.


For more information, call the Pro Bono Program Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at (301) 424-7651, (301) 424-7652 or (301) 424-7633.  

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Tel # (240) 777-8400
Fax# (240) 777-8415


Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center | 3300 Briggs Chaney Road | Silver Spring | MD | 20901

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