We'll chat with the newest members of Montgomery County Council (Councilmembers Albornoz, Friedson, Glass, & Jawando) about all things economic development, small business, and entrepreneurship. Join us for this engaging discussion on this important topic and have an opportunity to connect with fellow business owners/leaders.
Doors open at 8:00 am. The event occurs from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.
Councilmember Gabe Albornoz is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and is deeply committed to the County, its people, and, as the son of immigrant parents, its diversity. Since graduating from Walt Whitman High, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University, he has dedicated his career to public service and advocating for just social policies. Gabe is truly “at-large,” having lived in Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Bethesda; and now, Kensington, where he lives with his wife Catherine, also a Montgomery County native, and their four young children.
Councilmember Andrew Friedson (District 1) serves on the Planning, Housing, & Economic Development and Government Operations & Fiscal Policy committees, and as the Council’s Lead for Parks. He previously served as senior policy advisor and deputy chief of staff to Maryland’s Comptroller, ran and reorganized the State’s 529 College Savings program, and served on the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority.
Evan Glass was elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2018 as an At-Large Member. He serves on the Transportation and Environment Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee, where he is the Council’s lead on Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities. Councilmember Glass also serves as the Montgomery County Council’s representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the National Association of Counties’ Transportation Committee and its Large Urban County Caucus. Councilmember Glass is the first LGBTQ member of the Montgomery County Council.
Councilmember Will Jawando is an attorney, activist, and community leader. He is a member of the Education and Culture Committee and the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committees. He also serves as the Lead for Libraries.