HCCMC hosted a series of conversations with candidates in Montgomery County for the upcoming elections in 2022.
On Thursday, December 9th, we hosted a live conversation with Omar Lazo, candidate to Councilmember in Montgomery County.
Omar is a Small Business Owner who has lived and worked in Montgomery County for well over 30 years. He is the son of immigrants from El Salvador who immigrated to the Washington D.C. Region in the 1970s. Omar has served on numerous committees and boards. Omar was on the Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee, which oversaw the redevelopment of Wheaton, which eventually brought about the new County Building and Marian Fryer town Plaza next to the metro. After serving on WRAC, he was appointed by County Executive Ike Leggett to the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC).
For almost a decade, Omar Lazo has championed his community along with his fellow committee members. WUDAC was responsible for much of the input for many of the projects in Wheaton, including the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center, the 14 story county building on Reedie Drive, the Marian Fryer town plaza, the Wheaton Arts Parade, and many more projects in Wheaton over the years.