Strategic Priorities

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How You Can Make a Difference on Montgomery County Strategic Priorities

County Executive Ike Leggett has identified eight impact areas to focus on in order to ensure that Montgomery County continues to be an excellent place to live, work, play and age with dignity.  You can help make an impact in these strategic areas by volunteering!  Read more about each of the areas below and how you can get involved. 

Preparing Children to Live and Learn

Our children are our greatest resource and our most important sacred trust.  Promoting their safety, education, and development from the very early years through the challenges of adolescence requires an extraordinary effort by our entire community. *

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area through broadening the range of out-of-school opportunities and services, working with children at a young age, in-school educational programming, promoting positive youth development, and mentoring a child.

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Healthy and Sustainable Communities

A clean environment along with diverse opportunities for recreation and the arts are essential elements of our quality of life. As our community changes and grows to one million people,  commitment to revitalizing older communities, attracting and retaining quality businesses, providing adequate public facilities, and developing healthy and sustainable new communities based on the principles of smart growth.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area through such projects that project our environment, protect our watersheds, conserve water and energy, provide environmental education, provide recreational programs, promoting the arts, providing healthcare to those in need, providing mental health services, and preserving our history.

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Greater Responsiveness & Accountability in Meeting the Needs of a Very Diverse County

In an increasingly diverse County of nearly one million people, identifying and understanding the cultural diversity of its residents in order to build an open, inviting, responsive, and accountable government for all is an essential challenge.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area by creating a culturally competent community. 

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Providing Safe Streets and Secure Neighborhoods
…to ensure the safety and security of all our people.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area by being a part of Fire/Rescue/EMS, helping others prepare for an emergency, promoting pedestrian safety, or joining your neighborhood watch.

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Keeping Montgomery Moving

Traffic gridlock is the number one concern of many of our residents and businesses. It is a threat to the economic competitiveness of our businesses. It robs families of essential time together and pollutes the air we breathe.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area by building trails…?

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Ensuring Vital Living for All of Our Residents

Montgomery County is a community that celebrates its diversity: including seniors, immigrants, youth, and persons with disability.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area by helping overcome the transportation challenges of the elderly, challenges of those with a disability, teaching an ESOL class, and leading leadership and business classes.

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

Affordable Housing in an Inclusive Community

Our moral and economic strength demand that we continue to be on the cutting edge of progress in providing affordable housing. …  The goal of our community is to ensure decent, safe, and affordable housing for all those who live and or work in Montgomery County.*

Volunteers can make an impact in this priority area by creating affordable housing, advocating for affordable housing, and participating in programs to help people stay in their homes. 

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

A Strong and Vibrant Economy

A strong and vibrant economy is the foundation of any successful community.  Volunteers that promote the ability of chambers of commerace and other business and business organizations to serve the community help make Montgomery County special.  

Click here to see projects that have been done by volunteers in this priority area.

To see the full report of the Transition Team of County Executive Ike Leggett. Click here to see this entire report.