Thursday, March 25, 2010

Give the Green Light to Arts & Humanities in Montgomery County

Today I'm posting a special announcement from our friends at the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

On March 15, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett presented his recommended FY11 Operating Budget which included a 10% reduction in funding to AHCMC's budget for grants and administration. Given the state of the financial crisis and the many demands on the County's budget, we are encouraged by the Executive's recommended support and are grateful that the reduction was not more severe. As the County Council turns its attention to the budget, Council members need to hear from YOU!

Show your support and thank County Council for their past support, then ask them to Give the Green Light to the Arts and Humanities and approve the County Executive's 2011 appropriation.

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Download everything you need for the 2011 Arts & Humanities Advocacy Campaign to the Montgomery County Council!

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Show Your Support at the Advocacy Potluck with Montgomery County Council

When? Monday, April 5 at 6:00 PM before the Public Hearing at 7:00 PM (attendees should arrive by 5:45 PM to set up)

Where? 5th Floor Conference Room in the County Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

What's Our Message? Thank you for all your past support and Give the Green Light to the Arts and Humanities by approving the County Executive's proposed FY11 appropriation.

Benefits of Attending? Talk one-on-one with individual Council members about the importance of the arts and humanities in our community. Volume speaks volumes to Council members! This is one time when being a face in a crowd is good. Council members pay attention to the volume of letters and emails they receive and the numbers they see at the Public Hearing. Help us make a strong statement by joining the Give the Green Light to the Arts and Humanities crowd this year at the Public Hearing.

Who Should Come? Every arts and humanities organization that receives a grant from AHCMC should send at least one Advocacy Ambassador to the Potluck . You are welcome to send as many people as you wish. Representatives can be Board members, staff members, patrons, volunteers and program participants. Please wear GREEN to show your support.

What to Bring? Bring a dish to share (for about 10 people) that is easy to serve and easy to eat standing-up. What you should bring depends on the first letter of your last name. Please follow this distribution so that there is enough food for all!

A-L Main Dishes

M-R Appetizers

S-Z Desserts

A Kosher food space will be available for those observing Passover.


5:45 PM - Arrive to set up your dish

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Meet, greet and eat with Council members

7:00 PM - Public Hearing, 3rd Floor Hearing Room, County Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Want to find your Councilmembers? Click here!
Questions? Email Suzan Jenkins:

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