November 30, 2022

County Executive Elrich and First 11-member County Council to be Sworn In at Inaugural Ceremonies on Monday, Dec. 5

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will be sworn in to his second term and the members of the County’s first 11-member County Council also will be sworn in at the Montgomery County Inaugural Ceremonies at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The ceremonies are open to all and there is no charge to attend.

The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. The doors will open at 10:15 a.m.

This will be the 20th version of the Council under the current form of County government. The current County Council has nine members—four at-large and five district Councilmembers. Voters passed a Charter Amendment to change the Council composition to 11 members—four at-large and seven district Councilmembers. The Council districts were reapportioned to accommodate the district change.

The County Councilmembers to be sworn in include incumbents Gabe Albornoz (at-large), Evan Glass (at-large), Will Jawando (at-large), Andrew Friedson (new District 1) and Sidney Katz (new District 3). Newly elected Councilmembers include Laurie-Anne Sayles (at-large), Marilyn Balcombe (new District 2), Kate Stewart (new District 4), Kristin Mink (new District 5), Natali Fani-González (new District 6) and Dawn Luedtke (new District 7).

Although the event is free to attend, advance registration is required. Visit for information on required attendance registration, directions and parking.

Watch a live stream of the inauguration at

Sign language interpreter services will be provided at the event. To request any other type of ADA reasonable accommodation, call 240-777-2521 or email In all situations, a good-faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.