The Energy Roadshow is your one stop event for all things energy related in the County. It is an open house setting and residents will be encouraged to come and go as they please.
There will be informational booths and scheduled 15 minute presentations that we would like you to participate in!
Topics and Tables
Various County departments and community organizations will be in attendance to help answer all your Energy questions!
We schedule 15 minute flash sessions so you can hear from different partners, here is the schedule:
5:45 pm: Avoiding Scams: The Office of Consumer Protection is the agency responsible for enforcing consumer protection laws which prohibit unfair and deceptive business acts to ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses. They will have a table there to help answer all your energy questions.
6:00 pm: Electric Vehicles: A member from the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C. will be in attendance to talk about their experience as an electric vehicle driver. They are an organization of electric vehicle owners, educators and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) as an environmental and energy benefit to society.
6:15 pm: ENERGY STAR 101: ENERGY STAR is a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy that promotes energy efficiency. Pepco will be present to talk about their programs through EmPOWER Maryland; specifically lighting, smart thermostats, and appliance recycling.
6:30 pm: Home Comfort: Habitat for Humanity is working in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) to reduce your energy costs while creating a healthier and more comfortable home.Learn how this program provides: attic insulation, furnace & A/C upgrades, water heater replacement, and major appliance upgrades.
6:45 pm: Home Energy Checks & Audits: Want to assess your home’s energy use? There are two programs that you can learn more about and sign up for at this event. The Quick Home Energy Checkup is a fast, easy way to reduce energy use in your home and save money. This program is provided at no additional cost to your existing Pepco Service. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR typically valued at $400, but only costs Maryland residents $100* and provides a comprehensive look at your home and unlocks rebates up to $7,500.**
7:00 pm: Paying for Projects: Maybe you’re interested in making upgrades to your home yourself and just want to know how to pay for it. This table will have information from Health and Human Services Office of Home Energy to help people pay their utility bills and you can find out more about financing and rebates.
7:15 pm: Renewable Energy: Looking to put solar panels on your home or want to learn more about Community Solar? This table will provide you with information about solar options available to you. A representative from Solar United Neighbors will be in attendance to answer your questions.
*The $100 offer is valid for homes up to 3,000 square feet with a single combustion appliance zone. Audits of larger homes or ones with multiple combustion appliance zones may cost more. Customers should discuss the cost with their selected participating contractor.
**Rebate amount based on energy savings achieved at completion of job.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has added an additional date and location for his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget forum tour. On Monday, Dec. 9, he will host a special forum with seniors about FY 21 Operating Budget priorities. The forum will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Leisure World, in the Maryland Room in Clubhouse One, located at 3700 Rossmoor Boulevard in Silver Spring.
The remaining FY21 Operating Budget forums are scheduled as follows:
The County Executive will announce his Recommended FY21 Operating Budget on March 16.
The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no fewer than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, call 240-777-6507, Maryland Relay 711 or email a request to Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz are embarking on a multi-pronged joint initiative: 4Business – Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business.
The objective is to engage the local business community in a grassroots campaign to assist businesses to locate, grow and prosper in Montgomery County.
Additional business input is key to the 4Business initiative to assist businesses to locate, grow and prosper in Montgomery County. This effort has included several Listening Sessions, a business survey, and electronic input on the website, where many challenges and concerns have been identified by businesses as a result of their interactions with Montgomery County government.
Please plan on attending one of the two upcoming Charrettes to give input on possible changes and solutions that will help us make Montgomery County an even better place to do business.
Celebrate Imagination Stage’s 40 years as the most respected multidisciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the DC metropolitan region. The 2019 Annual Gala will jumpstart the holiday season in spectacular fashion. The performance will include inspiring musical numbers performed by Imagination Stage students and professional actors, as well as the presentation of the Imagination Award to Carol Trawick. After the performance, there will be beverage and food stations along with passed delectables for your enjoyment. Dancing and dessert will round out a perfectly orchestrated celebratory evening.
6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Presentation and Performance
8:00 p.m. Beverage and Food Stations, Passed Delectables, Dessert, and Dancing
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course is a 2-day course providing a comprehensive overview of fundraising principles at the fundamental level. The course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.
Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE.
Price: $390 for AFP members; $490 for AFP non-members
The Primary Care Coalition has partnered with Cornerstone Montgomery to deliver the trainings and are offering a number of trainings that people can sign up for independently but can also collaborate with your organizations to provide organizational trainings. Because we have the grant from SAMHSA the MHFA trainings are offered free of charge. It is an 8-hour course tailored to those who work with adult and senior populations. The course counts towards CEU for LCPC and LCSW-C.
The course is designed to train individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorder, also connecting you with a nation-wide resource database to help you guide people to the appropriate resources.
You can also register as an individual or small group at the following link. To receive this free training and see available training dates, please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/MPkZgZP2neTzeuov1