Job creation depends on employer growth and success.

It’s especially important that the Council discuss proposed legislation with those who would be impacted by it before proposals are introduced. We also have to look closely at our regulatory structure to make it easier to start and run a business in the county.  

I include nonprofits among our valued employers in the County.

I’m a tax attorney, with a solo private practice focusing on the nonprofit sector. I’ve helped numerous nonprofit clients in their efforts to grow and succeed by providing legal advice on tax-exempt organization and operation, board governance, unrelated business taxable income (UBIT), corporate sponsorship agreements, and many other issues of concern to nonprofits. Nonprofits are businesses. They have employees. Sometimes they are among the largest employers in the area. And we need them to succeed so that they can provide the services the county cannot.

As a Member of the Board of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, I appreciate the strength of the creative economy, and I’m proud to be part of its growth.

The arts foster a sense of community, preserve the richness of our culture, and add beauty to our lives. They also add to economic vitality by creating jobs for local artists, actors, and administrators, increasing property values, and providing patrons for local artists, arts venues, and businesses near them. In 2015 alone, the nonprofit arts and culture sector pumped over $183 million into our local economy, supported over 3,800 local jobs, and generated almost $66 million in household income for local residents.