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Program Description

  Promotion of Community and Business Activities

This program enhances the quality of life in the Urban Districts and surrounding communities; fosters a strong, vibrant business climate within each Urban District; and creates a positive image and a sense of identity for the Districts. These goals are accomplished through sponsorship of community events that may include festivals, concerts, and parades; the installation of seasonal banners, unique signs, holiday decorations, and other amenities to give each District a sense of place; and the development and distribution of newsletters, brochures, and other promotional material highlighting the Districts. Each Urban District develops its programs with the active participation of its advisory committee or Urban District Corporation.

Program Contacts

Contact Jacob Newman of the Urban Districts at 240.777.8206 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved12873060.00
Add: One New Position to Support Programming of Public Spaces in Wheaton Urban District1128141.00
Add: Facility Fee Assistance Program in Wheaton Urban District750000.00
Add: Two Part-Time Positions to Support Programming of Public Spaces in Wheaton Urban District690221.00
Add: Wheaton Arts Parade300000.00
Increase Cost: Inflationary Adjustment to the Bethesda Urban Partnership Contract212500.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.308047436.70
FY23 Approved467586638.70