No Plastic in Paradise: Another Area Gets on the “Bagwagon”

One of the latest jurisdictions to ban plastic checkout bags is the Big Island of Hawaii where a bag law took effect January 18.  A week earlier, bans on plastic checkout bags went into effect on Maui and Kauai islands and counties.

According to a piece by Allan Gerlat of Waste Age, businesses on Hawaii Island can make plastic checkout bags available for purchase for one calendar year after the law takes effect. It would be up to the individual retailer whether to charge a fee and how much

Read more about the Hawaiian bills, including two statewide bills that have been proposed at Hawaii Big Island Bans Plastic Checkout Bags.

Neediest Kids Golf Championship Announces Three-Year Agreement with TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

The "Neediest Kids Championship presented by Under Armour" has signed a three-year agreement with TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm for their annual golf tournament which will be played this year the week of October 1 - 7.

Neediest Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income students in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia gain increased confidence, dignity and self-esteem by assuring they receive the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve.

Local favorites Gary Williams and Fred Funk are returning – Williams as tournament host and Funk as honorary chairman. The tournament will be broadcast for the sixth straight year by the Golf Channel in the United States and seen in 176 countries and territories worldwide.

“Montgomery County is happy to host this important event that gives so much to those in most need throughout our community,” said Kelly Groff, executive director of the  County's Conference and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to hosting the players, their families and all those who will attend this great event from around the region.”

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Opportunities to Serve on County Boards, Committees and Commissions

Public participation on boards, committees and commissions contributes to the work of County government and provides a valuable service to the community by presenting the concerns and viewpoints of residents on a variety of issues. Most committees have members who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council, although some committees are appointed by the Council.

Applications are currently being accepted for vacancies on a number of these boards, committees and commissions. Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply.

An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying.

Check on vacancy announcements for boards, committees, and commissions and receive full details on what’s open, meeting schedules, duties, and how to apply.

County Council Seeks Applicants for Legislative Oversight Director

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for the position of Director, Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO).  OLO is an independent Legislative Branch office that conducts program evaluations, fiscal analyses, audits and policy research projects assigned by the Council. By law, a majority of Councilmembers appoints the OLO Director to a renewable four-year term.

Applications must be received by March 9.

For details on the application process, visit or contact the Council’s Administrative Services Coordinator, Mary Jane Berry, at 240-777-7930.

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POSTED AT: Friday, February 03, 2012 | 3:00:00 AM |
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