Montgomery County Council Establishes Economic Development Committee

The Montgomery County Council has established a new committee on economic development.

Montgomery’s new Economic Development Committee is chaired by Natali Fani-González and has four members. According to the county council’s website, its jurisdiction includes Alcohol Beverage Services, Agritourism, Conference and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development, Incubator Programs, MCEDC, Permitting Services, Revenue Authority, Small Business Advancement Team, Telecommunications and Technology (Office of Broadband Programs, Digital Equity, FiberNet programs), Urban Districts/BIDs, and Worksource.

Economic Development Committee (ECON) Membership:

  • Chair Natali Fani-González (D-Dist. 6)
  • Council Member Marilyn Balcombe (D-At-large)
  • Council President Evan Glass (D-At-large)
  • Council Member Laurie-Anne Sayles (D-At-large)

The other committee memberships, all committees already established prior to the addition, are as follows:

Education & Culture (EC)

  • Chair Will Jawando (D-At-large)
  • Council Member Gabe Albornoz (D-At-large)
  • Council Member Kristin Mink (D-Dist. 5)

Government Operations & Fiscal Policy (GO)

  • Chair Kate Stewart (D-Dist. 4)
  • Council Vice President Andrew Friedson (D-Dist. 1)
  • Council Member Sidney Katz (D-Dist. 3)

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Chair Gabe Albornoz (D-At-large)
  • Council Member Dawn Luedtke (D-Dist. 7)
  • Council Member Laurie-Anne Sayles (D-At-large)

Planning, Housing & Parks (PH) 

  • Chair Andrew Friedson (D-Dist. 1)
  • Council Member Natali Fani-González (D-Dist. 6)
  • Council Member Will Jawando (D-At-large)

Public Safety (PS) 

  • Chair Sidney Katz (D-Dist. 3)
  • Council Member Dawn Luedtke (D-Dist. 7)
  • Council Member Kristin Mink (D-Dist. 5)

Transportation & Environment (TE) 

  • Chair Evan Glass (D-At-large)
  • Council Member Marilyn Balcombe (D-Dist. 2)
  • Council Member Kate Stewart (D-Dist. 4)

Learn more about the new Economic Development Committee.

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