DIscussion Groups

Who We Are

Discussion Groups are monthly neighborhood gatherings of members and guests for the purpose of studying and discussing civic issues. Some discussions are purely educational to make members aware of key issues in Montgomery County. Other discussions require member consensus to develop League policy positions.

What We Do

Discussion Group Topics for 2017

November—Renters and Renting in Montgomery County

RENT_image_250.jpgIn 2015, the Montgomery County Council approved a Rental Housing Study with the goal of assessing how Montgomery County can help guarantee long term affordability of rental housing for a diverse range of households.  The final report of the Study was published in February, 2017.  The LWVMC Housing Committee subsequently studied the Rental Housing Report and will present the major findings of the report at the November 8-14 Discussion Groups.  To facilitate an informed discussion among the members of the Discussion Groups, the Housing Committee has prepared a Fact Sheet (FS 2017-11 Renters and Rental Housing) with the major recommendations of the Rental Housing Report.  Seven opportunities to participate in a discussion of Renters and Rental Housing will take place at the locations and times listed below.

DecemberEarly Childhood Education in Montgomery County

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NOVEMBER 2017 DISCUSSION GROUPS

Renters and Renting in Montgomery County
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, Leisure World and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC

9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497

10:15 AM  ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD

Leisure World Clubhouse 1
3701 Rossmoor Boulevard, Silver Spring
Contact: Maxine Lewack, 301-847-9527

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
9:30 AM  SILVER SPRING

1710 Noyes Drive, Silver Spring 20910
Contact: Barbara Sanders, 240-644-2816

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
2:00 PM  UPCOUNTY/WEEKEND

Lakelands Clubhouse
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Contact: Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
2:00 PM  ROCKVILLE PM

LWVMC Office
Contact: Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
7:30 PM  TUESDAY PM

11400 Strand Dr., Apt. 302
North Bethesda 20852
Contact: Carol Gross, 301-652-2236

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
3:00 PM  RIDERWOOD

Town Center Classroom
Riderwood, Silver Spring
Contact: Ruth Sachs, 301-960-9755

 

Discussion Group meeting places, times, contacts and topics for the month will be posted here each month and also appear in the Voter newsletter. Everyone welcome!

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