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Program Description

  Media - PIO, Council, M-NCPPC

This program provides funding for the Office of Public Information, the County Council, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to create content for the County's cable channel CCM, social media, and live Internet streaming, including County Council and Planning Board meetings, press conferences, town hall meetings, special events, feature programs, and video on demand. Each entity has separate production staff and controls content produced, and all are supported by the Office of Broadband Programs Community Engagement program. This program was formerly part of County Cable Montgomery.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired County Cable Montgomery (CCM) programming 12,7652,2572,2573,1643,164
Video communications produced for social media and cable1,4191,4431,5701,5821,602
Percent of productions completed within agreed-upon timeline100%100%100%100%100%
Engagements with video communications2,058,6302,202,7342,356,9252,521,9102,698,444
1  Production of feature stories and Council hearings were significantly reduced in FY20 and FY21 because of COVID-19 and did not return to pre-pandemic levels in FY22. Production of live meeting via Zoom significantly increased.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved186512411.50
Decrease Cost: Public Information Officer Positions-257978-2.20
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4030.00
FY23 Recommended16075499.30