International Cultural Center

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Meeting with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group (FCWG)


Jun 2015


On June 16, 2015, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson met with the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) to discuss the Department’s ongoing efforts to safeguard local communities, and to explore how the Montgomery County Model (MCM) can be replicated across the country.

This special event at the International Cultural Center brought together 120 participants, and included distinguished guests, such as Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett; Montgomery County Chief of Police, Thomas Manger; Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Uma Ahluwalia; Interfaith Community Liaison (Office of Community Partnerships), Rev. Kasey Kaseman; CVE Coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security, David Gersten; Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the Department of Homeland Security.

Thank you to all our partners for joining us! This was a valuable opportunity for community stakeholders to not only demonstrate the dynamic relationships fostered through the establishment of the Faith Community Working Group over the past two years — but also the community’s commitment to collaborating with local and federal government officials to discuss avenues for improving public safety.