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Program Description

  Countywide Programs

Countywide Programs offers essential and universally accessible recreation and leisure services to all residents across the region--an indicator of a healthy, affordable, and welcoming community. Program staff generates partnerships with local small businesses and non-profit organizations to activate key public and private spaces and to offer culturally responsive programs, activities and services such as classes, performing arts, camps, sports, workshops, therapeutic recreation, inclusion services, trips and tours and special events which provide a wide range of economic, health and social benefits. Additionally, community outreach such as events and festivals provide a wide platform to bridge diverse groups of people, generate social networks and create community cohesion. Countywide programs promote positive social capital through the provision of equal access to programs, which cultivates community ties through programs and services for all that produces public benefits by connecting people more deeply to the fabric of the community. The benefits include public enjoyment and engagement; improved perception of community performance; economic well-being; quality recreation time with family and friends; strengthening social and familial bonds; improvement of mental and physical health thus reducing the impacts of chronic diseases; measurable decreases in rates of crime and other detrimental activities making our communities safer.



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Program Contacts

Contact Traci Anderson of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6801 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of participants registered in countywide recreation programs 144,47227,163 10,00020,00030,000
Percent of recreation customers who report having a disability 21.72%1.39%1.00%1.30%1.60%
Percent of planned countywide recreation programs completed 383.33%52.74%80.00% 81.00%81.50%
1  FY20 changes and trends are due to COVID-19 safety related cancellations, closures and restrictions.
2  FY20 changes and trends are due to COVID-19 safety related cancellations, closures and restrictions. Individuals with disabilities faced significantly greater challenges as result of the pandemic.
3  Despite the pandemic the Department has continued some programs, which have been a lifeline for the well-being of people who live in the County.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved849081582.01
Eliminate: Fireworks Display at Germantown and Wheaton for Summer 2021 Due to COVID-1351980.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2448392.00
FY22 Recommended860045684.01