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For Immediate Release: 5/27/2009

Montgomery County Launches Effort to Track Recovery and Reinvestment Funds

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today announced his plan to monitor and track recovery and reinvestment funds received by the County. Over the coming weeks and months, Montgomery County will continue to share its plans for the use of recovery funds to create and preserve jobs, and stabilize the economy.

“Montgomery County has planned for months to ensure that stimulus funds are spent wisely on transportation, housing, energy, education, public safety and health and human services projects that benefit our residents,” said Leggett. “The County will use Federal and State recovery and reinvestment dollars to make certain that, once we come out of this economic downturn, Montgomery County is stronger and healthier. We hope to establish the best foundation possible so that the County is positioned to take advantage of future opportunities for renewed economic growth and recovery.”

Through its Recovery and Reinvestment Tracking and Reporting System, the County will document all funds received and their connection to measures of success. This system is part of a larger CountyStat effort that promotes strategic governance and accountability.

A key component of the tracking system will be available to residents on a new County Recovery and Reinvestment website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recovery. The website, developed and run by CountyStat, provides information to help residents track how funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being used to improve the economy and achieve “customer results” for the County’s Priority Objectives. These objectives are: a responsive and accountable county government; affordable housing in an inclusive community; an effective and efficient transportation network; children prepared to live and learn; healthy and sustainable communities; safe streets and secure neighborhoods; a strong and vibrant economy and vital living for all residents.

CountyStat manages Montgomery County’s results-based accountability efforts. CountyStat is working with departments to monitor the effectiveness of projects funded by Recovery and Reinvestment funds, and track job growth and job preservation. The website will continue to be updated as more information comes out on the Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

View the new website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/recovery. More information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act can be found at www.recovery.gov and www.recovery.maryland.gov.


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Release ID: 09-239
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

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