Montgomery Councilmembers Get Committee Assignments

    Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D) doled out committee assignments for her colleagues Tuesday for the four-year Council term. One committee will be led by one of the four freshman members, Councilman Gabriel Albornoz (D).

    The lineup is as follows:

    Education and Culture (EC) Committee
    Councilman Craig Rice (D), chairman
    Councilman William Jawando
    Nancy Navarro

    Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee
    Councilman Andrew Friedson
    Council Vice President Sidney Katz

    Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
    Albornoz, chairman
    Councilman Evan Glass

    Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee 
    Councilman Hans Riemer, chairman

    Public Safety (PS) Committee
    Katz, chairman
    Councilman Tom Hucker

    Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee
    Hucker, chairman

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