Renewed council with a female majority

The president of the council of the county of Montgomery, Gabe Albornoz, concluded his term as such and next Monday, December 5, he will hand over the position to his successor, who will be elected before the weekend.

The new council, as we announced last month, will have a majority of female members for the first time in its history, after the midterm elections on November 8.

On Monday the 28th, Albornoz, together with the vice president of the council, Evan Glass, met with the press to discuss legislative matters and the upcoming council election of new officers of the council that will govern the next one-year term.

Albornoz, who served as council president for a year, also referred to two elements that he said will help stimulate economic development in the county:

  • Expedited Bill 31-22, which would provide greater flexibility for awarding grants through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR).
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  • A supplemental allocation to the county government operating budget for fiscal year 2023, for the Institute for Intelligent and Immersive Computing for Science and Medicine.