From Bethesda Beat County Council, Elrich to announce new economic development platform Council President Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a joint press conference on Tuesday to announce a new economic development platform for Montgomery County. The announcement, at 11 a.m., will also feature Gigi Godwin, president of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Tompkins, chief operating officer of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. The council will also introduce a resolution to adopt the platform at 1 p.m. It sets four policy areas — housing, transportation, workforce development and business development — to prioritize as a way to expand the county’s economy. Both events are scheduled for the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.