Montgomery County will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – with a celebration on Tuesday, September 15 from 3:30 to 6 p.m., in the Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville.
Following a community reception with music and refreshments, County Executive Isiah Leggett will give opening remarks, followed by School Superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast and Montgomery College President Dr. Brian Johnson. Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez with the Pew Hispanic Center will be the keynote speaker. Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez will talk about the 2010 Census. Leggett and County Council President Phil Andrews will present a joint proclamation declaring Hispanic Heritage Month in Montgomery County.
The event is co-hosted by the County Executive’s Office of Community Partnerships, the Montgomery County Government Hispanic Employees Association, Montgomery County Office of Human Resources, Montgomery County Board of Elections, Montgomery County Public Schools Hispanic Employees Association, Montgomery College Latino Network, Montgomery County Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee and various individuals and community–based organizations.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information about other events and activities taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/latino.
For more information, contact the Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-2525.
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