Figuratively Speaking

Figuratively Speaking

Montgomery County Government by the numbers

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Montgomery County’s nearly 1.1 million residents rely on their local government to provide services ranging from public safety and schools to road maintenance, garbage collection and more. Funding for all of these services is included in the county’s operating budget, which totals $5.8 billion for the fiscal year (FY) that begins on July 1. County Executive Marc Elrich, elected in November, wants to restructure county government to make its operations more efficient, and has already cut the annual salaries of many of his top-level appointees. The county’s new budget director, Rich Madaleno, will make $16,336 a year less than his predecessor, and the new recreation director, Robin Riley, will make $14,314 less than hers. In the midst of this change, here’s a look at Montgomery County government, by the numbers:


Infographic by Amanda Smallwood.

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