Dlhopolsky Chairs Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force

October 28, 2013

In May 2013, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced the formation of the Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force and appointed 19 members that included residents, business owners, and civic leaders located throughout the County.  The County Executive appointed Heather Dlhopolsky as the chair of the Task Force.  The Task Force was asked to develop a series of policy recommendations designed to foster an increased nighttime social life and improved nighttime economy for residents, employees, and visitors of Montgomery County.  From May through October 2013, the Task Force met with local experts and community stakeholders to make recommendations to the County Executive on how to improve the nighttime economy in the County, and focused on the following areas of targeted improvements: Arts and Entertainment, Business Engagement, Public Safety, Public Space and Amenities, Quality of Life, Transportation, and Venue Operations and Safety.  The Task Force’s final recommendations and full report can be found here: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/nighttimeeconomy.