Photo Release: Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Hold Regional Cabinet Meeting and Visit Montgomery County
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today held a regional cabinet meeting in Montgomery County at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md. The governor was joined by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, as well as Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, dozens of Maryland cabinet secretaries and directors representing agencies across the state, and other state and local officials. This day, which included nearly 100 events, tours, and meetings, brought together elected officials, senior county leadership, local business owners, and public service personnel to discuss county-specific issues and ensure direct engagement and communication with Montgomery County constituents.
“Today we are literally bringing the entire leadership of state government directly to you in Montgomery County,” said Governor Hogan. “They are all dedicated public servants who are working very hard for you. Our entire team is very much looking forward to a full and productive day here in Montgomery County.”
“I want to especially recognize a good friend and a great Marylander, your great county executive, Ike Leggett, on his many decades of public service,” said Governor Hogan. “Ike has been a valued partner over my last four years as governor, and he’s someone that I have always greatly respected.”
After the cabinet meeting, Governor Hogan broke ground on the MD 97 Relocated project in the historic Town of Brookeville in northern Montgomery County.
“Drivers consistently face delays and congestion when navigating the current narrow two-lane roadway through this historic Maryland town,” said Governor Hogan. “Fortunately, that is finally about to change with the much-needed project we are breaking ground on today as we start constructing a new two-lane highway to redirect traffic and finally give this local road back to residents and back to local businesses.”
Lt. Governor Rutherford also made several stops in Montgomery County, touring the recycling center with Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment; visiting B’nai B’rith Homecrest House with Maryland Energy Administration Director Mary Beth Tung; and attending a meeting at Montgomery College with Dr. Jim Fielder, Secretary at Maryland Higher Education Commission and Major General Linda Singh of the Maryland Military Department.
“Our team is committed to Montgomery County’s continued economic growth and community success, working together with legislators, elected officials, and community leaders across our great state as we change Maryland for the better,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford.