One of the best ways for residents to have an impact in the county is to become active participants in their local homeowners association. Montgomery County is honeycombed with such organizations, and virtually every residential unit in the county falls under the umbrella of one of them.
To find out which particular organization an individual house falls under, contact the Park and Planning Office of Community Relations at 301-495-4600.
Community Relations maintains a list of the president of each organization. However, it only updates that list when it is notified by the organization of a change in the leadership, so the information is not always current. If the information it provides is out of date, the best option is to contact others in the neighborhood.
<b>West Montgomery County Citizens Association</b>
P.O. Box 59335
Potomac, MD 20854
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 Sub region Master Plan.
President: Ginny Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor: Lois Williams
<b>Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board</b>
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20854
With 15 members, the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board advises the director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional 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 take place at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month except on holidays and in August.
<b>* Business Representatives</b>
John C. Alexander, Larry Gordon, Sue F. Knapp (chair), Jennifer Parker Porter and David M. Smith
<b>* Residential Representatives</b>
Stephen E. Baldwin, Richard Blumstein, Ann Hill, Ginger Huang Dietrich, Sandra-Lee El-Haj, Melanie Folstad, Alan M. Freeman , Peter Gubser (vice-chair), Seth E. Maiman and Elizabeth A. Sandall
<b>North Potomac Citizens Association</b>
P.O. Box 4216
North Potomac, MD 20885-4216
Hotline for Voice Mail:
1-800-MY-YAHOO (1-800-699-2466), press #
DIAL-NPCA-28 (3425-6722-28), leave brief message
The North Potomac Citizens Association represents community concerns for recognition from the County Council, county executive and other governmental agencies. It also deals with issues such as land use, transportation, recreation, commerce and the environment.
President: Jonathan Putnam
First Vice President: Jim Grant
Second Vice President: Marissa Miller
Secretary: Dave Lee
Treasurer: Mike Hughes
Directors: Sandy Liu, Pete Poggi, Drew Powell, Bradley Davis and Dan Drazan
<b>East Bethesda Citizens Association</b>
P.O. Box 41020
Bethesda, MD 20824-1020
This association focuses on issues facing the community. They host various events throughout the year such as an annual Fourth of July celebration, Labor Day Picnic, Halloween Parade and an annual yard sale.