Perlis Elected President of Potomac Community Village

Perlis Elected President of Potomac Community Village

Barry Perlis, who was named Potomac Citizen of the Year in October by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of local nonprofit Potomac Community Village (PCV) in June. His term of office begins on July 1.

Prior to being elected president, Perlis served as a PCV vice president. Other elected officers include:

  • Vice President Joan Kahn, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
  • Vice President Jill Phillips, who was named Potomac Businessperson of the Year last fall, along with her husband John. They are the owners of Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo.
  • Treasurer Leonard Cahan, rabbi emeritus of Potomac’s Congregation Har Shalom.
  • Secretary Shirley Dominitz, one of the founders of Potomac Community Village.

Potomac Community Village is a volunteer nonprofit group that provides social, educational and wellness activities with a mission of enabling Potomac residents to remain in their homes as they age, and be contributing members of the community. Members are linked with neighbors who provide assistance when needed with transportation, computer problems, simple household chores and other services. Its service area is the 20854 zip code.

PCV is part of a nation-wide movement of more than 400 villages, with more than 40 in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information,, or 240-221-1370.