As of December 3rd Sidney Katz is the new president of the Montgomery County Council. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues to serve a one-year term as Council president. Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents District 5, was elected as Council vice president. You can see the clip from the election of the new officers here.
Council President Katz says he has several chief priorities for the year ahead. These include continuing to make Montgomery County more business friendly and generating employment opportunities that bring well-paying jobs to the County. He hopes to build on his joint 4Business initiative with County Executive Marc Elrich, which aims to engage the local business community in a grassroots campaign to assist businesses to locate, grow and prosper in Montgomery County. Katz states hes “proud that we at the Council have adopted a new County Economic Development Platform that emphasizes innovation, sustainability and diversity in the investments we as a County make in our economy. As president I will continue to work with our local business community and with businesses that would like to relocate here. A strong economy and growing tax base are the foundations upon which a thriving community is built and sustained.”