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Program Description

  OBP Community Engagement

OBP Community Engagement provides channel management for the County's cable television station (CCM) and its three cable channels, and a Technical Operations Center to support transmission of 13 local PEG channels over three cable systems. CCM program content is created by the County Council, PIO, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Community Engagement provides production services to record and transmit programming from the Council Office Building, production support for offsite Council Town Halls and County Executive Forums, closed captioning of programs, dynamic promotion of channel and video programming across multiple media platforms, engineering staff for the Technical Operations Center to monitor the audio and video signals provided to the Comcast, RCN and Verizon cable systems, contract administration, liaison and support services for other municipal and community media channels' PEG Channels in the County. This program was formerly part of the County Cable Montgomery and Public Educational Government (PEG) Operations programs.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Felicia Hyatt of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired County Cable Montgomery (CCM) programming3,1642,7362,7802,9803,050
Percent of fresh County Cable Montgomery content (less than one month old) during peak viewing hours0.94%6.00%8.00%10.00%12.50%
Percent of English language first-run programs closed captioned in Spanish0%0%75%95%95%
Percent of English and Spanish language first-run programs closed captioned in English100%100%100%100%100%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved9860094.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2001941.00
FY22 Approved11862035.00