Thrive Montgomery Outreach

Your Community. Your Future.

For Thrive Montgomery 2050 to be a meaningful, impactful plan it must reflect a shared vision of our wonderful, diverse community of residents, community-based organizations, businesses, institutions and government organizations.

As we embark on Thrive Montgomery 2050, it’s important to note that nothing is decided. As an organizing framework for our conversations and analysis, we’ll use three broad outcomes of economic health, community equity and environmental resilience. But what we cover under these outcomes should be guided by our visioning together. No recommendations are formed and no proposals are developed yet. We’re starting only with the lessons of the past and our current state.

What we discuss and examine and how we prioritize will be driven by our collective conversations and engagement with all members of our community — residents and business owners, young and old, those born in the county and those who’ve made it their home, public and private sector, our institutions and you!

Together, we’ll decide the priorities for Thrive Montgomery 2050.

That’s where you come in. Together, we can figure out how to position Montgomery County to thrive in changing times. To preserve what’s good about today while planning for what comes tomorrow. But before we make any recommendations or decisions, we need to understand your vision for life in Montgomery County in 2050.

Let’s have a dialogue about how we will guide our county through the next 30 years. Let’s take the time to talk today so we can all thrive tomorrow.

Over the next few months, look for Thrive Montgomery 2050 at events and the places you frequent in your daily life. We’ll also be on social media, online and in your inbox (if you let us!), all with opportunities for you to quickly and easily share your thoughts on what it will take to keep Montgomery County thriving to 2050 and beyond.

We need your help to envision a future worth planning for.

We can make Montgomery County more resilient. More equitable. More prosperous. For everyone. Together.

What we’ve heard (so far)

Since June 2019, Montgomery Planning has engaged the Montgomery County community to imagine what life will be like in 2050 to inform the development of the new General Plan and what is needed to allow us to thrive in the decades to come. This has occurred in two distinct phases: Excite and Educate. Two future outreach phases are planned – Engage and Endorse – that will introduce recommendations to the community for the draft General Plan.

We’ve heard many different concerns and ideas for the future from residents. From the nearly 500 comments we’ve received from events in the community or through online feedback efforts, we’ve been able to categorize the comments into themes. This tree map shows the most discussed topics from the community.

Where we’ve heard these comments

Please note: this is based off of comments received that provided a ZIP code

How we’ve reached out

Digital Advertising Campaign

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9,250+ Clicks on Ads
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1.1+ Million Reached


Outdoor/Transit Ads

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6,500 Reached Daily through Bus/Transit Ads
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1.4+ Million Views of Metro Platform/Digital Ads


Additional Digital Outreach

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22,433 Pageviews
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19,010 Unique Pageviews
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1,249 Eletter Subscribers


Thrive Quiz

1,500+ Unique Users


In-Person Engagement

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32 Presentations
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18 One-on-One Interview/Conversations
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6 Meetings


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16 Community Events

5 Youth Engagement Workshops
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3 Educational Presentations to Staff
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4 Interagency Meetings

What does the future of Montgomery County look like to you?

Give us your comments which will help guide our recommendations for the future of the county.

Thrive Montgomery 2050 Community Feedback

  • Please provide the zip code for where you live.
Last Updated: February 26, 2020