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Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee

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About the Board

The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) consists of 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to provide advice on all matters affecting the Wheaton Urban District area (downtown). Members represent businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, residents, and the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (MCCAB).

The Wheaton Urban District is funded by special taxes to support the work of the Committee. It provides special services to the Central Business District to ensure that downtown Wheaton is maintained in a clean, safe and attractive manner to promote a vibrant social and business environment and long-term economic viability and vitality. These services include security, streetscape maintenance, tree maintenance, sidewalk repairs, marketing, and events.

Clean and Safe Team

Redshirt member riding bike Take a walk through downtown Wheaton and you will see a variety of "special touches" provided by our dedicated team of Urban District staff. The Clean and Safe teams (recognizable by their red shirts) provide landscaping, maintenance and concierge services to the businesses and patrons in the Urban District. Their goal is to make Wheaton a better place to live, visit, and do business by improving the appearance of the downtown and fostering a safe and inviting environment.

Clean and Safe Team Members are present in the downtown area Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The Safe team works hand-in-hand with Montgomery County Police to monitor the area and provide assistance within the Urban District.  To contact a safe team member for an escort during operational hours, call: 240-777-8120.  Administrative responsibility for the budget and operations of the Urban District are under the direction of Ana Van Balen, Director, Mid-County Regional Services Center.  For more information about WUDAC, please contact 240-777-8101.

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2015/2016 WUDAC Members

Residents:

Devala Janardan, Chair
Derry Goberdhansingh
Daniel Thompson
Ali Oliver-Krueger

Chamber of Commerce Representatives

Mirza Donegan
Omar Lazo, Vice Chair

Small Business Representatives:

Leah Haygood

Large Business Representatives

William Moore, Secretary

MCCAB Representative

Henriot St. Gerard

 

WUDAC Blog Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee BLOG

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WUDAC MEETING SCHEDULE 2015 - 2016

All meetings will be held at the Mid-County Regional services Center from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Subcommittee dates are TBD.

Staff Contact: 240-777-8101
(Calendar is subject to change)

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2015 View  
October 13, 2015 View  
November 10, 2015 View View
December 8, 2015 View View
January 12, 2016 View View
February 9, 2016 View View
March 8, 2016 View View
April 12, 2016 View  
May 10, 2016    
June 14, 2016    
July 12, 2016    
NO MEETING - AUGUST 2016    

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WUDAC MEETING SCHEDULE 2014 - 2015

All meetings will be held at the Mid-County Regional services Center from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Subcommittee dates are TBD.

Staff Contact: 240-777-8101
(Calendar is subject to change)

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 View View
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 View View
Monday, November 17, 2014 View View
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 View View
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 View View
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 View View
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 -meeting location has moved to Ana G Mendez 11106 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD View View
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 View View
Tuesday, May 5, 2015  (note date change) View View
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 View View
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 View View
No meeting in August 2015    

All of these meetings are open to the public.

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WUDAC Correspondence

2015-2016
WUDAC Arts & Entertainment Letter to County Executive
WUDAC Arts & Entertainment Redesignation Letter to County Executive

2014 - 2015

Oct. 10th, 2014:  Follow up letter to summer Walking Tour

Nov. 21st, 2014:  FY2016 Budget letter

Jan. 16th, 2015: DOT BRT Letter to WUDAC

Jan. 23th, 2015: WUDAC Madeleno Thank You

Jan. 26th, 2015: WUDAC Letter on WMATA easement

May 6th, 2015: WUDAC Bikeshare Letter of Support

 


Standing Committees

Below is a description of WUDAC’s standing committees with a list of goals that each is striving to achieve to improve the Wheaton Urban District (WUD). 

Community Character Subcommittee

  • Collaborate and work with other community groups to discuss streetscape, lighting, and artistry of the Urban District
  • Study and discuss signage to direct visitors and residents where specifics points of interest are throughout Wheaton
  • Help storefronts become more inviting to the public
  • Encourage ways to  make Wheaton more walkable

Business & Economic Subcommittee

  • Engage existing Wheaton businesses and to advise on strategies to attract new business
  • Identify County Officials and community groups and introduce them to Wheaton and discuss potential economic opportunities that exist in and around the Urban District
  • Provide education to small business where appropriate
  • Support the arts & entertainment possibilities in Wheaton


Annual Reports

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee FY14 Annual Report


Related Documents

M-NCPPC Wheaton Sector Plan

County Council Resolution (WUDAC Statute)

Wheaton Redevelopment

 

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