ABOUT THE COALITION
We are a group of organizations that formed Montgomery County Neighbors Against Ballot Question B.
WHO WE ARE.
We are a coalition of neighbors and friends, concerned parents and voters. We come from religious organizations, labor, and local non-profits. We are united by the belief that our County belongs to all of us, that we make decisions democratically, that our schools and essential services are vital, and that our fiscal future is non-negotiable. Do you agree? Join us.
The Honorable Daniel Koroma is the Maryland legislative District
20 Representative on the Montgomery County Democratic
Central Committee. He represents Silver Spring, Takoma Park and
Koroma is active in the local community advocating for an early
voting site in White Oak. He is a community organizer and served
as a 2008 volunteer with the Obama campaign. Mr. Koroma
became the first African immigrant appointed in the County
Executive office in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2011,
Koroma co-founded an organization to educate, register, and get
out the vote (GOTV) in immigrant communities.
Originally from Sierra Leone, Koroma holds a Master’s degree in Technology Entrepreneurship
from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park and completed an
Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Will Roberts is a civil rights attorney and community leader. He serves in various community and non-profit capacities in Montgomery County including as Chair of the Board of the Montgomery County Renters Alliance, Chair of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and as a member of the Manna Food Center Advocacy Task Force. Will is one of the co-founders of the State of Black Montgomery, a community forum founded in 2014 focused on addressing issues that impact Black Montgomery County residents and he is the former Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for Congressman Jamie Raskin. He lives with his wife and daughter in Clarksburg.
Ms. Ortman-Fouse completed her four-year term as an at-large member
of the Board of Education (BOE) in December, 2018, and serves as senior
policy advisor to Councilmember Tom Hucker. Since her first child
entered the Montgomery County Public School system almost twenty
years ago, she has been a strong advocate for increased support of public
schools and equitable opportunities for all Montgomery County residents,
especially the most vulnerable.
During her four years on the Board, Ms. Ortman-Fouse was a member of
the Montgomery County Collaboration Council’s Disproportionate Minority
Contact Reduction Committee, a work group formed to address the school
to prison pipeline; Montgomery County’s Children Fleeing Violence from
Central America work group, and the Montgomery College/University of Shady Grove/MCPS Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES) steering committee for the recruitment and support of underserved, first-generation college students. Currently, she serves on the Montgomery County Strategic Alignment for Mental Health work group. As the number of students impacted by bias and discrimination, poverty and mental health challenges has increased in MCPS, Ms. Ortman-Fouse has sought greater cooperation between agencies to foster student success and wellness.
Prior to her election to the Board, Ms. Ortman-Fouse served Montgomery County schools for the previous decade in a variety of roles, including PTA president, delegate for the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA), and member of the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Parent Advisory Council.
She enjoys endurance sports and has completed ten marathons and an ironman distance triathlon. She and her husband have two MCPS graduates who now attend UMBC and UMD-CP.