Civic Organizations

Civic Organizations

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 If the information they provide is out of date, the best option is probably to contact others in the neighborhood.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:

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


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.

Business Representatives

Tony Barclay Jr. (vice-chair), Arlene Begelman, John C. Alexander, William Kominers, Robert F. Hemphill, Jr.

Residential Representatives

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:



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