montgomery county civic federation, inc.

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Dates in RED are MCCF monthly meetings, 7:45 p.m., second Monday of every month except July and August.  These meetings are open to the public and are held in various locations around Montgomery County.

Dates in BLUE are Executive Committee Meetings, held the third Thursday of every month.  Every other month, meetings are held by teleconference.  If you would like to participate, please email for the location or the call-in telephone number.

Dates in ORANGE are Special MCCF Events.


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SEPTEMBER

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  Getting Your Story Told — Media Relations
Media relations for civic groups that want press attention for their issues.  With declining traditional local press, communities need to know who to contact and how to package their message so they can get some public attention.  Question:  Why don’t agencies care about bad publicity?  Answer:  Because they lie, lie, lie, and get the last word.  And reporters/writers under pressure to produce a certain amount of copy per day don’t have time to verify claims anymore, unless your story results in a viral video of the day no matter the issue.
Speakers:  Members of Local I-Teams from Local Stations, Bloggers  [NOTE:  New Officers for the coming year will be elected at this meeting.  The meeting date was moved back a week due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.]
7:45 p.m., Lobby Level Auditorium, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland  |  Directions
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



OCTOBER

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  Proposed Changes for the Beltway and I-270
When and where does traffic congestion occur on I-495 and I-270 in the County?  What are the alternatives to address the problem?  Feasibility and costs?
Speakers:  SHA Representatives and Citizen Opponents
[NOTE:  Columbus Day, a Federal Holiday.]
7:45 p.m., Lobby Level Auditorium, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland  |  Directions
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



NOVEMBER

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  TBA
[NOTE:  Veterans Day Federal Holiday.]
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



DECEMBER

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  State Legislation
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



JANUARY

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  MCPS School Budget
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



FEBRUARY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  Creating a Sustainable Future Requires More Than Token Efforts
A fatal flaw of many efforts at sustainability is that they do not go beyond tokenism and showpiece demonstration projects.  What changes can be institutionalized so they become the norm?  Should all County buildings have LED retrofits and green roofs?  Or should that be a requirement for subsidies and tax breaks?
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



MARCH

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  A Closer Look at Inspectors General
What does each IG see as top priorities for investgations, major achievements, main information sources and obtacles for investigations?
Speakers:  (Invited) The County, MNCPPC, and WSSC Inspector Generals, OLO Director
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



APRIL

MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  Montgomery County Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



MAY

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  General Plan for the County
7:45 p.m., Venue TBA
[7:00 p.m., Social Hour]

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



JUNE

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019MCCF MONTHLY MEETING
TOPIC:  Annual Awards Celebration
Time and Venue TBA

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



JULY

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA



AUGUST

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019:  Executive Committee Meeting
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Venue TBA