Thursday, June 9, 2016

Legislator of the Year

I'm so grateful to the Chamber for this recognition. See the video or read the full press release:

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at its 57th annual dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Council President Floreen, who chairs the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and serves on its Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, this year led the Council toward creating a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget that emphasized “Education First, but Not Education Only.” She was the lead sponsor of a plan that will accelerate the Montgomery County Public Schools’ schedule for refurbishing existing schools and building new ones. 

At the dinner that is expected to have a crowd of more than 800, other honorees will be Bell Nursery USA (Visionary of the Year Award); the National Institutes of Health (Public Sector Partner of the Year Award); Lawrence Duncan, III, vice president of Federal and State Government Relations and PAC Affairs of Lockheed Martin Corporation (Business Advocate of the Year Award); and Leslie Ford Weber, director of Campus and Government and Community Affairs for the Montgomery County campus of Johns Hopkins University (Chairman’s Award).

 Now in her fourth term, Council President Floreen has been an advocate for a strong business environment in the County. She inspired creation of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation that led to a new approach to economic development in the County, spearheaded the Green Business Certification Program and championed the rewrite of the County Zoning Ordinance and modernization of the Road Code. She previously served as Council president in 2010. 
The Donohoe Companies, Inc., Federal Realty Investment Trust, Linowes and Blocher LLP and Percontee, Inc. are the sponsors of the Legislator of the Year Award.

“Linowes and Blocher, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Percontee and Donohoe are honored to sponsor Nancy Floreen as the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year,” said Barbara A. Sears of Linowes and Blocher. “Nancy has been an effective leader in Montgomery County for nearly 30 years. As an at-large member of the Montgomery County Council for the last 14 years, she has helped shape County policies and laws in numerous areas with the best interests of the business community, residents, and other stakeholders in mind.  In her role as a legislator, she has consistently demonstrated the ability to balance competing interests while skillfully advancing important legislative goals.”

Council President Floreen said she was honored to be selected to receive the prestigious award.

“I am pleased to be recognized by such a venerable organization as the Chamber of Commerce and I am also proud to be associated with our many outstanding businesses that make Montgomery County such a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Council President Floreen. “Most of all, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work with the Montgomery County businesses of all sizes that have taken civic engagement so seriously and have made such a tremendous impact on our community.”

For press admission or inquiries regarding the dinner, contact Michelle Guzman of the Chamber of Commerce at or 301-738-0015.

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