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Mission Statement

The Office of the County Executive provides leadership to the community and administrative direction to the County's departments and offices. The Office is committed to providing accurate, timely, and effective support to the County Executive and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) as they carry out their responsibilities to residents and employees of Montgomery County in an atmosphere that is characterized by excellence, efficiency, openness, equity, and integrity.


Budget Overview

The total recommended FY25 Operating Budget for the Office of the County Executive is $7,267,330, an increase of $196,807 or 2.78 percent from the FY24 Approved Budget of $7,070,523. Personnel Costs comprise 82.43 percent of the budget for 50 full-time position(s) and six part-time position(s), and a total of 37.33 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 17.57 percent of the FY25 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • A Growing Economy
  • A Greener County
  • Easier Commutes
  • An Affordable, Welcoming County for a Lifetime
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Effective, Sustainable Government



  • Proactive outreach - Business Liaisons in the Business Center spend about two days a week engaging businesses in the community to better assist and understand their challenges.

  • Launched client management system that provides faster, more reliable customer service to businesses. The system also ensures the County is tracking required metrics for the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Increased staffing and efficiencies allowed the Business Center to assist more than 1,000 businesses to start and grow in the County, an increase of 230 percent from 2022.

  • Assigned Business Liaisons to regional offices to create greater synergies between the Regional Service Centers and County's service delivery. The Executive's support for more liaisons is to ensure all Regional Centers and Council Districts have at least one Business Liaison to personalize service delivery to more businesses.

  • Internal Audit completed and expects to publish nine audit reports (FY23 and FY24), including the following audits: Cash Management Reviews in the Recreation Department, Department of Transportation, Police Department, and Alcohol Beverage Services; Marriott Conference Center Management Agreement Audit; Vendor Administration; Information Technology Governance; and Purchasing Card Administration in Department of General Services and the Community Engagement Cluster.

  • With approval of the two new investigative analyst positions in FY25, we estimate that Internal Audit will be able to conduct 10-15 follow-up audits annually (once the positions are filled) to ensure timely resolution of audit findings through implementation of appropriate corrective actions that address root cause issues associated with internal control gaps and weaknesses.

Program Descriptions

  County Executive - Policy Planning and Development

The County Executive oversees the enforcement of the laws of Montgomery County and provides executive direction to all departments and offices of the County government. The County Executive develops policies; proposes services, programs, budgets, and legislation to the County Council; adopts Executive Orders and Regulations; and appoints citizens to...

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  CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) oversees the operations and services of all departments and offices of the Executive Branch. The CAO also advises the County Executive on all administrative and government operations/service-related matters and coordinates final review and decision-making on policies, programs, service delivery, budgets, legislation, regulations, and related matters....

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  Internal Audit

The Internal Audit program provides independent strategic risk-based auditing services. The core functions of this program are to: improve internal controls and provide reasonable assurance of reliable financial reporting; ensure effective and efficient operations; meet legal and regulatory compliance requirements; conduct fraud investigations and inform deterrence; and safeguard County assets....

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The Administration Program provides budget development and analysis, fiscal and inventory control, personnel and payroll management, training and supervision, procurement, and contract administration....

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  Business Center Team

The Business Center Team program serves as a visible point of entry for the business community by coordinating the delivery of County services and projects related to business development. The Business Center Team guides business clients in identifying where to go for assistance and ensures results-driven relationships and projects with...

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The Innovation Team Program supports colleagues across the Montgomery County government to more deeply understand challenges and redesign how government serves people. The Accelerator course guides employees through a structured problem-solving approach to make tangible improvements to their processes and systems. The Civic Design Team facilitates progress on cross-departmental challenges,...

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Budget Trends
Program Contacts

Contact Taleah Parker of the Office of the County Executive at 240.777.2516 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2800 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages4515743.004541440.00 5240967.00 4681435.003.1
Employee Benefits1083917.001182919.00 1220328.00 1309205.0010.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs5599660.005724359.00 6461295.00 5990640.004.7
Operating Expenses1186518.001346164.00 654575.00 1276690.00-5.2
County General Fund Expenditures6786178.007070523.00 7115870.00 7267330.002.8
Full-Time48.0044.00 44.00 50.0013.6
Part-Time6.006.00 6.00 6.000.0
FTEs39.7836.33 36.33 37.332.8
Miscellaneous Revenues338.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues338.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses8248709.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures8248709.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Federal Grants4897605.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants11209.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues4908814.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures15034887.007070523.00 7115870.00 7267330.002.8
Total Full-Time Positions48.0044.00 44.00 50.0013.6
Total Part-Time Positions6.006.00 6.00 6.000.0
Total FTEs39.7836.33 36.33 37.332.8
Total Revenues4909152.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY25 Recommended Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Two Investigative Analyst Positions for Internal Audits [Internal Audit]2096632.00
Add: Two Business Liaisons for Small Business Support Services NDA [Business Center Team]1951142.00
Add: Program Manager II for Business Center Team [Business Center Team]975571.00
Add: Bisnow Biotechnology Conference [Administration]500000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY24 Personnel Costs3595510.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY24 Compensation Increases2059540.00
Shift: Fiscal and Policy Analyst Position from NDA - Incubator Programs to CEX [CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments]1881021.00
Increase Cost: FY25 Compensation Adjustment1736360.00
Shift: Funding for Innovation Alliance Position from Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation NDA to CEX [Business Center Team]1477951.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment202320.00
Increase Cost: CoStar Contract Escalation [Business Center Team]33000.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts [Administration]27660.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment14780.00
Decrease Cost: Printing and Mail-50180.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse Adjustment-1223700.00
Shift: Non-Competitive Contracts from CEX to Small Business Support Services NDA [Business Center Team]-1370000.00
Shift: Funding for Innovation Alliance Position from CEX to Incubator Programs NDA [Business Center Team]-147795-1.00
Technical Adj: Lapse FY23 Mid-Year Position - Deputy Director for Special Projects [CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments]-1836511.00
Shift: Manager II Position from CEX to Community Engagement Cluster [CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments]-199596-1.00
Shift: Positions from Business Center Team to Small Business Support Services NDA [Business Center Team]-662911-5.00
FY25 RECOMMENDED726733037.33
Program Summary
Program NameFY24 APPR
Business Center Team10885446.007447864.00
CAO - Supervision & Management of Executive Branch Departments329264019.28333837820.28
County Executive - Policy Planning and Development11943336.0013273186.00
Internal Audit5719821.008208903.00
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY24
NDA - Incubator ProgramsGeneral Fund6777375.005796994.00
NDA - Vision ZeroGeneral Fund1524751.001644141.00
NDA - Police Accountability BoardGeneral Fund2587322.003078362.00
NDA - Small Business Support ServicesGeneral Fund00.007915126.00
Permitting ServicesPermitting Services2199921.032348571.03
Transit ServicesMass Transit1710180.741242380.74
NDA - Conference CenterGeneral Fund1364581.001512351.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY25 Recommended7267.0000007267.0000007267.0000007267.0000007267.0000007267.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY250.00000097.00000097.00000097.00000097.00000097.000000
New positions in the FY25 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY250.000000-65.000000-65.000000-65.000000-65.000000-65.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY25 will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.000000122.000000122.000000122.000000122.000000122.000000
Restores in FY26 the one-time lapse increase made in the FY25 budget.
Labor Contracts0.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000109.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures7267.0000007530.0000007530.0000007530.0000007530.0000007530.000000