About the Center
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center is the local government office for the Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville communities. We bring "small town" responsiveness to all communities that we serve. Our philosophy is to treat the community as partners in this endeavor.
Beginning in 1975, The Council charged the Regional Services Centers with leading interagency efforts to:
- Strengthen communication between the community and various agencies of County Government
- Coordinate necessary interagency action with respect to each local area
- and recommend programs and policies tailored to the local community
The Center informs Montgomery County leadership of regional perspectives, expedites responsive service delivery and connects with local organizations and leaders to get their input on issues of local importance.
The Center functions as a local town hall, offering problem solving and information and referral services to the region. The Director of the Regional Services Center is a member of the County's Senior Management Team with direct access to the County Executive and department heads. Along with this liaison function, the Center also:
- Identifies regional priorities and future service needs;
- Coordinates local initiatives and community problem solving;
- Maintains a library of County literature including the Recreation Guide, Master Plans, and Guide to Senior Resources;
- Maintains meeting rooms for public use;
- Distributes welcome packets for new residents;
- Oversees County services in downtown Bethesda performed under contract by the Bethesda Urban Partnership; and
- Manages the site selection process for County facilities.
The Center offers many ways to get involved in local government including committees, volunteer opportunities, educational opportunities, public meetings, open houses and more. Please call the Center for more information about how you can get more involved in your community.
The Center oversees promotional and maintenance in Bethesda provided under contract by the Bethesda Urban Partnership.
The Center has been located in Bethesda since 1979. When the Center first opened its doors, it was housed in the Reference Room at the Bethesda Regional Library on Arlington Road. In the early 1980's both the Library and the Center needed additional space and the Center moved to Woodmont Avenue. In December, 1996 the Center moved to a brand new County office building located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, near the Bethesda Metro Center and above the County's Bethesda Center parking garage. The Center is located on the Plaza level of the Metropolitan apartment complex that includes a 308 unit mixed income project owned by the Housing Opportunities Commission.
The Center is located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. The Center is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The phone numbers are 240-777-8200 (voice), 240-777-8212 (TDD) and 240-777-8211 (FAX). The Center's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services area is bound on the west by the Potomac River, on the south by the Potomac River and the Washington, D.C. line on the southeast, on the east by Rock Creek Park and northern Rockville City limits to the north.
The Center is conveniently located above a 1,000 space County parking garage with entrances on both Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane. Parking costs $1.25 per hour for the first three hours; each hour over 3 hours is $.80 per hour. Parking is free on weekends and holidays. To reach the Center, take an elevator from the parking garage to the Plaza level.