Accomplishments

  • Passed legislation providing equal benefits for same-sex couples employed by county contractors
  • Created and subsequently expanded Teen Escape Club program
  • Funded Community Building Grant to Impact Silver Spring
  • Procured funding for traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements on Castle Blvd
  • Saved Ride On’s “Kids Ride Free” Program from proposed funding cuts
  • Initiated documentary: Sandy Spring: Unity in the Time of Segregation
  • Implemented County’s Fiscal and Reserve Plan as chair of GO Committee
  • Increased funding for Street Outreach Network – a gang prevention program – in FY13 budget
  • Increased funding for Excel Beyond the Bell in FY13 budget
  • Created “Small Business Assistance Program” to help small businesses that are adversly impacted by County-led redevelopment
  • Secured funding for county led redevelopment in Wheaton
  • Accelerated construction of new Wheaton Library & Recreation Center
  • Protected funding for Wheaton High School/Edison Technical High School Modernization
  • Secured funding for expansion of Wellness Centers to new schools including Wheaton High School
  • Helped establish Health Center at Bel Pre Elementary School
  • Organized Latino Action Summit in partnership with the White House as a member of the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
  • Organized Latino Civic Association project & Conference Series
  • Initiated a student mentoring and cultural exchange partnership between Berman Hebrew Academy and Harmony Hills Elementary School
  • Launched Jewish/Latino Business Alliance in Wheaton
  • Hosted Community Foreclosure Seminar
  • Convened District 4 Youth Advisory Group
  • Persuaded the County to preserve green space for Burtonsville’s Fairland Park*
  • Installed sheltered bus stops at Oaks at Four Corners and Arbor Crest on Old Columbia Pike*

*Now in District 5 following 2010 redistricting