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Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee

About the Board
Current Members
Meeting Agendas and Summaries
Annual Reports
WUDAC Correspondence
Related Documents

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 bikeTake 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.


2014/2015 WUDAC Members


Devala Janardan, Chair
Derry Goberdhansingh
Rick Kessler
Daniel Thompson

Chamber of Commerce Representatives

Mirza Donegan
Omar Lazo

Small Business Representatives:

Leah Haygood
Carlos Perozo

Large Business Representatives

Vacancy, Vice Chair
William Moore, Secretary

MCCAB Representative

Henriot St. Gerard


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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  
No meeting in August 2015    



The Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Mid-County Regional Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902 at 6:00 p.m. (first floor conference room)

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

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 View View
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 View View
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 View View
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 View View
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 View View
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 View View
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 View View
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 View View
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 View View
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 View View
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 View View
August 2014 - No meeting    

All of these meetings are open to the public.


WUDAC Correspondence

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

2013 - 2014

Oct. 4th, 2013: County Executive response to WUDAC

Oct. 15th, 2013: WUDAC comments on redevelopment

Oct.16th, 2013: WUDAC letter on Wheaton Youth Center 1 to postpone first public hearing on the historic designation

Nov. 13th, 2013: WUDAC letter Wheaton Youth Center 3 not in support of the historic designation

Nov. 13th, 2013: WUDAC Parks letter asking to improve Veterans Park and address connectivity to the Wheaton Regional park

Dec. 20th, 2013: WUDAC CIP arts letter in support of Arts & Cultural Center in Wheaton

Jan. 16th, 2014: WUDAC redevelopment letter 2 related to concerns about Reedie Drive

Feb. 12th, 2014: DOT response to WUDAC comments on Wheaton Redevelopment

Feb. 20th: 2014: WUDAC letter Wheaton Youth Center 2 opposing the historic designation of the center

Feb. 20th, 2014: WUDAC AVA letter in support of AVA project in the urban district

Apr. 9th, 2014: WUDAC redevelopment letter 3 in support of the increased CIP budget for the Wheaton Redevlopment project


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). 

Design 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
  • Study ways to make Wheaton more walkable

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
  • Establish an arts organization to serve local youth

Annual Reports

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee FY13 Annual Report

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee FY14 Annual Report

Related Documents

M-NCPPC Wheaton Sector Plan

County Council Resolution (WUDAC Statute)

Wheaton Redevelopment