WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

New Montgomery County Council President Makes History

Play associated audio
Craig Rice assumes the role of Montgomery County vice president today and Nancy Navarro is elevated to council president.
Matt Bush
Craig Rice assumes the role of Montgomery County vice president today and Nancy Navarro is elevated to council president.

The Montgomery County council has a new president today. Nancy Navarro becomes the first Latino woman to hold the position.

The president position on the council rotates every year, and usually goes the person who was vice president the previous year. That tradition continued today when Navarro assumed the presidency.

Councilman Craig Rice put her name in for nomination in Spanish, saying: "Asi es con gran placer que concluyo con nominación de nuestro colega Nancy Navarro por el presidente de consejo."

Navarro is the first Latino woman to be county council president. During a brief speech this morning, she touched on many issues that will be at the forefront for the county over the next year, including how to shed the perception that Montgomery County is not as business-friendly as its neighbor across the Potomac River: Fairfax County, Va.

"I have heard for too long that Montgomery County is not open for business," says Navarro. "Today I want to be absolutely clear: Montgomery County is one of the best places in America to grow a business of any size."

Craig Rice was elevated to vice president. The former state delegate is serving his first term on the council representing the upcounty district.


For A Female Banker At The Top Of Her Game, What Does It Take To Stay There?

In the film Equity, investment banker Naomi Bishop navigates the male-dominated world of Wall Street. Screenwriter Amy Fox discusses the film and her research, which included many interviews with women who worked on Wall Street.

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.

LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.

New Reports Of Hackers In Democratic Party Computer Systems

The Clinton campaign says its systems were not hit but that a program it uses was in the party's compromised system. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was also hacked.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.