Jake Weissmann, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer over seeing economic development and business advancement activities for the County joined us for today’s Lunch & Learn that was held at Dawson’s Market.
Businesses came prepared to share their thoughts on better communication (which has been a missing piece), as well as what current issues exist and there was great conversation. View the full video below.
Yaakov “Jake” Weissmann currently serves as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Montgomery County after his appointment by County Executive Marc Elrich, and unanimous approval of the Montgomery County Council. His portfolio includes Economic Development, and is the point of contact for a variety of county government and intergovernmental departments including the Departments of Permitting Services, Transportation, Housing & Community Affairs, and Environmental Protection.
Jake has worked in the General Assembly for nearly 14 years, including the last twelve in the Senate President’s office in a variety of roles. Jake has had the honor to work as Chief of Staff for the past three years for Senate President Ferguson and Senate President Miller. During his time as Chief of Staff, Jake was responsible for oversight of the Senate, including policy, communications, and operations, including ensuring the Senate was able to operate smoothly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jake started his career in the General Assembly as Legislative Aide for Montgomery County Delegate Kirill Reznik.
Jake also served as Executive Director of the Senate Democratic Caucus during the 2014 and 2018 election cycles to ensure that Senate Democrats maintained their supermajority support in the Legislature. Jake’s other campaign experience includes Keiffer Mitchell’s campaign for Baltimore City Mayor and Ben Cardin’s campaign for U.S. Senate in 2006.
Raised in Baltimore, Jake graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology, a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Baltimore. He serves on the Board of the Maryland Student Legislature, and teaches Religious School at Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold, MD. In 2020, he was named a VIP by The Daily Record’s for professionals under 40. Jake currently lives in Crofton with his wife, Sarah, their two sons, Caleb and Ari, and their cat, Pinot.