October 28, 2016

Montgomery County Opens 49 Buildings in Ten Years in Spite of Economic Challenges

During the week of October 22 to October 29, Ike Leggett celebrated four new facility openings at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, Glenmont Fire Station #18, Public Safety Training Academy and Ross Boddy Neighborhood Recreation Center.

The Ross Boddy Recreation Center represents the 49th new or newly-renovated County building that has opened while County Executive Ike Leggett has been in office; more than were opened in the 12 years before Leggett took office.

This is a noteworthy achievement, considering the County experienced an unprecedented economic downturn - requiring Leggett to make difficult budget decisions while also providing a strategic plan to provide for the future and growing needs of the County.

Prudent fiscal management has been key to building or renovating these 49 County facilities which includes police and fire stations, health and wellness clinics, libraries, and recreation and senior centers.

County facilities ensure that residents have access to the important and expected services. These buildings are constructed with high performance standards with emphasis on effectively serving community needs, protecting and improving the environment, and being cost-effective. These County facilities, located throughout the County, serve the public good and ensure residents have access to essential services.

Click here to review a listing of completed and future facilities.

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