up
Budget Year / Version:
anchor
anchor

Mission Statement

The Community Engagement Cluster (CEC) builds stronger, informed, and inclusive communities. The Cluster strengthens Montgomery County's commitment to civic engagement and community service by engaging residents, organizations, businesses, and other community groups. The Cluster maximizes communities' assets - time, talents, and other resources - working collaboratively to address and resolve community issues.

The cluster is a combination of the five Regional Services Centers, the Commission for Women, and the Office of Community Partnerships, including the Gilchrist Center and the Volunteer Center, all sharing core administrative support since July 1, 2011. As a cluster, these offices/functions have combined facilities, resources, and support staff while retaining staff expertise and experience, as well as most of the objectives of the separate entities involved.

anchor

Budget Overview

The total recommended FY22 Operating Budget for the Community Engagement Cluster is $6,124,668, an increase of $1,816,094 or 42.15 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $4,308,574. Personnel Costs comprise 84.10 percent of the budget for 32 full-time position(s) and 20 part-time position(s), and a total of 41.75 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 15.90 percent of the FY22 budget.

In FY22, the Office of Community Partnerships will expand as a result of the creation of multilingual and multicultural communications outreach efforts, which includes the creation of a permanent internal Translations unit.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • A Greener County
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

anchor

Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

anchor

Initiatives

  • Converting temporary contractual support into two permanent merit positions to enhance programmatic and administrative support to the Cluster.
  • Enhancing the County's multilingual and multicultural outreach efforts, expanding on the successful 2020 Census campaign efforts, including the creation of a permanent Translations unit.

Program Descriptions

  Administration

Administrative Management for the Community Engagement Cluster (CEC) handles all aspects of budget, procurement, financial, contracts/grants, personnel, and administrative matters of the CEC units (Regional Services Centers, Commission for Women, Office of Community Partnerships, including the Gilchrist Center and the Volunteer Center). In addition, the responsibilities of this unit include...

Read More

  Community Partnership

The Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) is a bridge builder between the County's diverse communities and County government. Due to OCPs deep reach into communities, OCP worked closely with the Regional Service Center Directors to lead the County's 2020 Census Campaign. "Everyone Counts in Montgomery County" was a multifaceted campaign...

Read More

  Regional Services Centers

The County has five Regional Services Centers: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, East County, Mid-County, Silver Spring, and Upcounty. The Regional Directors in each of the County's five regions work with their respective regional citizens advisory boards, residents, community groups, businesses, and other public agencies to proactively seek and gather information and assess...

Read More

  Commission for Women

The Commission for Women's mission is to identify gender-based inequities in laws, policies, practices and procedures, and to advocate remedies by advising the public and local, state, and federal agencies on issues of concern to women, including organizing events relating to these issues....

Read More

  Gilchrist Center

The Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity is the County's Welcome Center for newcomers and builds the network of immigrant service providers in the County. The Center offers various immigrant integration services at various locations throughout the County that prepare residents to contribute to our economy and our community....

Read More
Budget Trends
anchor
Program Contacts

Contact Fariba Kassiri of the Community Engagement Cluster at 240.777.2512 or Corey Orlosky of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2762 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

Related Links
Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Recommended
FY22
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages2713991.002859292.00 2613328.00 3943286.0037.9
Employee Benefits736281.00863296.00 720590.00 1131069.0031.0
County General Fund Personnel Costs3450272.003722588.00 3333918.00 5074355.0036.3
Operating Expenses869297.00514521.00 2060957.00 973848.0089.3
County General Fund Expenditures4319569.004237109.00 5394875.00 6048203.0042.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time26.0023.00 23.00 31.0034.8
Part-Time10.0012.00 12.00 20.0066.7
FTEs31.3529.35 29.35 41.1040.0
REVENUES
Commission for Women Fees2369.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Facility Rental Fees15048.0010500.00 10500.00 10500.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues509.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees-2625.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Recreation Fees6080.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues21381.0010500.00 10500.00 10500.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages48285.0054413.00 54413.00 58769.008.0
Employee Benefits15955.0017052.00 17052.00 17696.003.8
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs64240.0071465.00 71465.00 76465.007.0
Operating Expenses41800.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures106040.0071465.00 71465.00 76465.007.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.650.65 0.65 0.650.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants-184810.0071465.00 71465.00 76465.007.0
State Grants290850.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues106040.0071465.00 71465.00 76465.007.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures4425609.004308574.00 5466340.00 6124668.0042.2
Total Full-Time Positions27.0024.00 24.00 32.0033.3
Total Part-Time Positions10.0012.00 12.00 20.0066.7
Total FTEs32.0030.00 30.00 41.7539.2
Total Revenues127421.0081965.00 81965.00 86965.006.1
FY22 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION423710929.35
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Multilingual/Multicultural Communication [Community Partnership]165450611.75
Add: Marketing and Placemaking for White Oak [Regional Services Centers]1000000.00
Enhance: Conversion of Contract Services to Permanent Staff [Administration]120471.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Shift: Marketing and Placemaking for Pike District/White Flint [Regional Services Centers]1000000.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment622530.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment376790.00
Increase Cost: Community Outreach Manager 1 FT to 2 PT [Community Partnership]130060.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-19570.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-68700.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-684010.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of Long Term Vacancy [Administration]-91169-1.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED604820341.10
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION714650.65
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs50000.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED764650.65
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
FY22 REC
Expenditures
FY22 REC
FTEs
Administration7541724.005764263.00
Commission for Women2765912.002800232.00
Community Partnership11992768.50301809821.25
Gilchrist Center6229876.506361756.50
Regional Services Centers14555489.0016139469.00
Total430857430.00612466841.75
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended6048.0000006048.0000006048.0000006048.0000006048.0000006048.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000047.00000047.00000047.00000047.00000047.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures6048.0000006096.0000006096.0000006096.0000006096.0000006096.000000