Success of Consumer Protection Volunteers Told in Post Article
In carrying out its mission to enforce consumer protection laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive business acts or practices, the County’s Office of Consumer Protection has found success in using volunteers to support the work of its staff investigators.
The story of some of these volunteers and the cases they have worked on was detailed in a recent Washington Post article.
For more about the award-winning Office of Consumer Protection, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer.
Maryland Senior Olympics Website Earns Top Award
For the second straight year, the website of Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO) has been named the nation’s top Senior Games website by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA).
The site is produced by veteran sports journalist, editor and former Recreation Department employee Dennis Tuttle of Silver Spring who develops, writes and designs the content and images on www.mdseniorolympics.org.
MSO Executive Director Ted Wroth said, “Our athletes love the newspaper-quality combination of human interest storylines, news, information, results, records and historical perspective. It’s obviously a winning formula.”
Montgomery County has administered the State games since 2008.
The Maryland Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization for proactive residents aged 50 and above.
County’s Volunteer Center Receives State Grant
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center has received a $25,000 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant from the Governors Office on Service and Volunteerism to increase the ability to recruit and retain volunteers in a range of opportunities.
The center will use the state grant to increase volunteerism through the new "Pledge 25" initiative which encourages residents to volunteer 25 hours between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January and Make a Difference Day on October 22. Montgomery County will also use funding for website updates and to transition to the new HandsOn Connect database.
Montgomery County’s Volunteer Center was one of six centers throughout Maryland to receive a grant passed through the state from the Corporation for National and Community Services Volunteer Generation Fund.
The funds will support activities through the end of this year.