Thrive Montgomery 2050 Distance Engagement

Join Us, Give Feedback, Participate, Thrive.

Thrive Montgomery 2050 is our chance to figure out – together – how Montgomery County can be a great community over the next 30 years.

Recent events have raised some fundamental questions about how we live together – and how we want to live together for the next 30 years. Does everyone have access to safe, affordable housing and food? If not, why not? Where in our county does equitable access to health care need to be improved? How can we better use technology to improve our environment and keep us connected?

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Montgomery Planning is offering many ways to participate in the Thrive Montgomery 2050 process while respecting social distancing. The Planning Board approved the distance engagement strategy for Thrive Montgomery 2050 at their meeting on April 30. View the details.

Now is your chance to weigh in on the future of the county. Participate online, by phone, in English or Spanish.

Ask Me Anything/Pregúntenme Cualquier Cosa

Planning Director Gwen Wright will host this virtual townhall event to introduce the Thrive Montgomery 2050 Draft Vision and Goals to the community. Community members can share their ideas and questions during the livestreamed sessions or submit them ahead of time through phone, email and social media. These meetings will be in English with live Spanish translation:

This meeting will be in Spanish with live English translation:

La Directora de Planificación Gwen Wright presentará este evento virtual para familiarizar a la comunidad con la visión y las metas del proyecto “Montgomery Prospera 2050″. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden compartir sus ideas y preguntas durante las sesiones en vivo o bien enviarlas con anticipación a través del teléfono, correo electrónico y redes sociales. Estas reuniones serán en inglés con traducción en vivo al español:

Esta reunión será en español con traducción en vivo al inglés:


Session #1, May 15

Sesión #1, 15 de mayo

Session #2, May 18

Sesión #2, 18 de mayo

Session #3, May 20

Sesión #3, 20 de mayo

Sesión #4, 23 de mayo

Session #4, May 23

Community Chats

Community Chat

Montgomery Planning will host eight virtual community chats, providing an opportunity for a deeper dive into the Draft Vision and Goals. A representative from each working group lead will facilitate these short meetings. We invite community members to submit questions in advance of the chats through Montgomery Planning’s website, by emailing or through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The community can follow along on social media using the hashtag #ThriveMontgomery2050.

Pints with a Planner

Thrive Montgomery 2050 hosted Pints with a Planner – an online happy hour featuring Chair Casey Anderson and Commissioner Partap Verma. It was a good virtual turnout. Questions were answered directly from the community about the COVID-19 response and planning for the future.

Distance Learning

Thumbnail image of distance learning worksheetHey kids! Planning for the future of the county is for you too! Tell us about YOUR neighborhood and community—what you like and what you’d like to change. Print out the worksheet or fill it out digitally. Take a pic of your completed worksheet and email it to, tag us on social media, or use the hashtag #thrive2050 to share your work!

Last Updated: June 1, 2020