I am honored to have been selected by County Executive Leggett to participate in the County’s Nighttime Economy Task Force (NETF). Focusing on Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Wheaton and Germantown, the NETF will study ways to enhance and promote the music, theater, bar and dining options in these areas. By encouraging safe and vibrant “hospitality zones,” we can keep more entertainment dollars in Montgomery County, rather than having them spent overwhelmingly in Washington, D.C. We also want to encourage young professionals to live in Montgomery County’s urban, transit-oriented neighborhoods and become long-term, active members of our community. Our meetings will be public, and I urge interested residents to attend, ask questions and raise issues. I will post updates and meeting notices as the Task Force’s work progresses.