September 29, 2021

‘Economic Recovery and Workforce Solutions’ Will Be Theme as Montgomery County Hosts Revitalization and Recovery Virtual Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 8

“Economic Recovery and Workforce Solutions” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, when Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program continues its series of virtual town hall meetings to keep businesses informed on strategies for doing business as the health crisis continues.

County Executive Marc Elrich initiated the series of town halls held every other Friday to share timely updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to the business community. The town halls give businesses an opportunity to hear directly from County leaders. Judy Costello, the County Executive’s special projects manager, will host the session.

During the Oct. 8 town hall, Ms. Costello will welcome Anthony Featherstone, executive director of WorkSource Montgomery. Ms. Costello and Mr. Featherstone will discuss how WorkSource Montgomery is contributing to economic recovery in Montgomery County.

“This is a pivotal time for our local, regional, and statewide economic recovery,” Mr. Featherstone said. “To this end, we know that our workforce system must be nimble and responsive to the specific needs of our County’s job seekers and businesses. We are happy to rejoin the Economic Revitalization and Recovery Town Hall to discuss the recovery efforts of WorkSource Montgomery and our partners.”

Ms. Costello also will address updates on the County COVID-19 vaccination efforts and economic recovery from the health crisis with Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Earl Stoddard and Deputy Health Officer James Bridgers.

If business owners, employees or residents have questions they would like to see addressed at the Oct. 8 town hall, they can be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 6, to

To join the broadcast, go to

The webinar ID is 985 8422 4354. The passcode is 057204. Spanish interpretation is available.

The town hall will be broadcast on County Cable Montgomery (cable station CCM), which is available on Comcast and RCN (channels 6 and HD996) and Verizon (channel 30). The town hall can be viewed live via County social media at

Town halls are recorded and available through the Montgomery County Business Portal at