On April 26, our speaker will be Agnes Leshner, director of the Montgomery County Welfare Services, a position she has held for more than 25 years. She has a masters degree in Psychology and has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families. She is on the Board of Directors of 4 Montgomery’s Kids and other nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County.
We’ll hear from our own Joe DiPietro, who will give us an updated classification talk. Although Joe has been a member of our club for more than 20 years, and served in many different capacities, there are probably some amazing things we still don’t know about Joe!
We heard from Carolyn Taylor, director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance. She gave an enthusiastic presentation on the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve in upper Montgomery County. She described the history of the Reserve, beginning in the 1960s as Montgomery County struggled with rapid growth. In recent years, development pressure has continued, with the latest issues revolving around the growth of the Clarksburg area and Ten Mile Creek. The Alliance has a small staff (Carolyn and one assistant) but depends on a variety of volunteers and board. Members to keep the Reserve a special place.