About the Center
The Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center (SKURSC) is one of five MontgomeryCounty outreach offices. The Upcounty Center is the largest of the five centers with 100,000 sq. ft. of space, and 11 agencies (see "Services at the Center" for a complete listing). It provides services for citizens and businesses of northern Montgomery County.
The Center's service area is the largest of the five centers with 250 sq. miles or one-half of the County's land area. The Center's service population is approximately 300,000 people in several communities including Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg, Damascus, Goshen, Laytonsville, Derwood, North Potomac, Darnestown, Boyds, Montgomery Village, Barnesville, Dickerson, Poolesville, Washington Grove, Beallsville, Hyattstown and Tobytown.
The Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center is a full-service center with something for everyone in the community such as health and human service agencies, a workforce development office, the County's Volunteer Center, a day care center, and regional offices of the Montgomery County Public Schools. Approximately 2,000 people a day visit the Center. The Center also averages 150 meetings per month in its four meeting rooms that are available for public use. The Center is open five days a week, Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Center is graced with a 13-foot high sculpture that was crafted by nationally known sculptor George Greenamyer, from Marshfield, Massachusetts. The sculpture, titled "Old Germantown -- 1920," is made of forged steel, and is based on historic photos of the area. It serves as a gateway from the past to the present as you enter the Upcounty Center. It depicts a locomotive steam engine, the Germantown rail station, the Liberty Mill, a coal truck, the general store, and local residents, circa 1920. It illustrates the three hearts of the community -- transportation, labor, and commerce. To add to its beauty, the sculpture is lighted from within at night.
DIRECTIONS TO SIDNEY KRAMER UPCOUNTY REGIONAL SERVICES CENTER:
The Center is located in Germantown's central business district at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and MD Route 118.
Take I-270 North to MD Route 118 South, (Exit 15B). Turn right at Middlebrook Road.
Take Ride-On Bus Route #61 or #62 from the Shady Grove Metro Station towards Montgomery College Germantown. Get off at Maryland Route 118 and Middlebrook Road bus stop.
Upcounty Services Area Boundaries
- Northwest: Frederick and Howard Counties
- Northeast: Howard County Line, to Hipsley Mill Road, to MD 108, to Rock Creek,
to MD 28, to Rockville Boundary
- Southwest: Potomac River
- Southeast: Watts Branch at Potomac River to Rockville Boundary, north to MD 28.