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County Council elects officers

County Councilmember Nancy Floreen, left, was elected by the Council on Dec. 1 to a one-year term as Council president. Councilmember Valerie Ervin, right, was elected to a one-year term as Council vice president. The Montgomery County Council has elected Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) to a one-year term as Council president and Councilmember Valerie Ervin (D-District 5) to a one-year term as vice president. They combine to give Montgomery’s Council two female officers for the first time since the 1995-96 term.

The new president identified the economy as the top priority for her term.

“This County is facing a reality check,” she said. “Anybody who balances a checkbook knows that we must make sacrifices and tighten our belts. Our challenges are big this year, but they aren’t bigger than our commitment and our ability to solve them.”

In his remarks as outgoing president, Phil Andrews recapped some of the accomplishments of the Council during the past year under his leadership. During an extremely difficult budget cycle, the Council protected essential services and safety net services for the most vulnerable and protected taxpayers by not raising taxes. He also spoke of work done in the areas transportation, planning and government reform and cited initiatives relating to pedestrian and vehicular safety and public health.

For more about the election, visit the Council News.
CATEGORIES: County Council
POSTED AT: Monday, January 04, 2010 | 1:30:00 PM |
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