In response to my issue raised here, where I complain about the 11th wealthiest county in the USA's lack of financial support for Artomatic, Nancy Floreen, President of the MoCo county responds:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCILROCKVILLE, MARYLANDOFFICE OF THE COUNCIL PRESIDENTDear Mr. Campello,
Thank you for your correspondence urging the County to purchase art from local artists participating in Artomatic in Montgomery County. I have made it available to my Council colleagues, and I am pleased to respond on their behalf.The Executive Director of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) was correct when she said that no funding has been designated for this purpose. Funding for the arts was reduced during the recent recession and has slowly been increased each year since. The County Executive is currently developing the FY18 budget for the AHCMC and other arts projects supported by the County. Therefore, I am forwarding your letter to the Executive’s office so that he can consider your funding request for the purchase of local art for inclusion in the FY18 budget which will come to the Council in few months.Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on this important matter.
President, Montgomery County Council