One of the best ways for a resident to have an impact in the county is to become an active participant in their local homeowners association. Montgomery County is honeycombed with such organization, and virtually every residential unit in the county falls under the umbrella of one of these organizations.
To find out which particular organization an individual house falls under, contact the Park and Planning Office of Community Relations 301-495-4600.
Community Relations maintains a list of the president of each organization. However, they only update that list when they are notified by the organization of a change in the leadership, so their information is not always current. If the information they provide is out of date, the best option is probably to contact others in the neighborhood.
West Montgomery County Citizens Association
P.O. Box 59335
Potomac, MD 20859
Web site: www.wmcca.org
WMCCA aims to protect the environment; perpetuate animal and bird habitats; encourage low density, controlled growth and confined commercial areas; and support the goals of the 2002 Potomac Subregion Master Plan.
President (as of fall 2003): George Barnes
President Elect: Carol Falk
Immediate Past President: Susanne Lee
Vice President: Ginny Barnes
Treasurer: C.O. North
Secretary: Barbara Boykin
Newsletter Editor: Lois Williams
Directors: Diana Conway, Scott Bender, Sunny Beetham Hernandez, Elie Pisarra-Cain
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20854
Web site: See www.emontgomery.org/RSC/bcc
With 15 members, the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board advises the director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, the county executive and the County Council on issues such as transportation, human services, land use, the environment and public safety.
The Advisory Board represents Potomac, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Garrett Park and North Bethesda. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month except on holidays and in August.
Tony Barclay Jr. (vice-chair), Arlene Begelman, John C. Alexander, William Kominers, Robert F. Hemphill, Jr.
Diana Conway (chair), Jeffrey Balkind, Geoffrey C. Cook, Julian Mansfield, Thomas Murphy, Sandra-Lee El-Haj, Renee J. Kotz, John Wing, Paul M. Tiao, Alan M. Freeman
North Potomac Citizens Association
P.O. Box 4216
North Potomac, MD 20885-4216
Represents community concerns for recognition from the County Council, county executive and other governmental agencies. Deals with issues such as land use, transportation, recreation, commerce and the environment.
Web site: www.NorthPotomacNews.org
President: Marissa Miller
First vice president: James Grant
Second vice president: Davis Lee
Secretary: Jonathan Putnam
Treasurer: Mike Hughes
Directors: Sandy Liu, Pete Poggi, Drew Powell