The three Sub-Committees updated the full committee on the progress of the action items set forth in both the Retreat and last month's meeting.
Policies & Issues, which is researching in more detail what services and programs exist in the county and how to better inform the residents of Montgomery County about these programs and services for the benefit of themselves and others in their communities. Their findings will then be shared with the Communications & Outreach sub-committee and the two committees will work collaboratively on ways of sharing this information with communities throughout Montgomery County.
The Communications & Outreach (Community Relations) sub-committee reported on their progress in further developing the monthly Happy Hours and Speaker Series. These projects are proceeding well and will become good opportunities for all three CEA sub-committees to work together. It was reported that three, more in depth community panel-style discussions are being planned for May, June and November of 2011, respectively. Interviews of guest speakers and other knowledgeable county staff will be shared via the CEA the Blog and Facebook pages.