Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board

Created by: Maryland Code, Article 2B, Section 15-201(c)(7).

Membership: There are five members who shall be appointed and removed by the County Executive with the approval of the County Council. All members shall be residents of Montgomery County, and of the five members, only one shall be a bona fide holder of either a Class B or C beer, wine, and liquor license in Montgomery County and only one shall be a bona fide license holder of any other class license in Montgomery County. The members of the board serve four-year terms with no compensation but are entitled to necessary expenses in connection with their duties. The Board shall have three ex officio members,  including the director of Alcohol Beverage Services, the superintendent [chief] of police, and the chairman of the Board of License Commissioners.

Purpose: The Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board shall report to the County Executive periodically, but at least quarterly, on recommendations for the improvement of the alcoholic beverages control and enforcement activities of the County and of the operations of the dispensary and distribution systems from the standpoint of efficiency, service, and convenience to the public.

Meetings: Regular meetings of the ABAB are open to the public. For more information, please telephone Evelin Chavez at 240-777-1910.  Meetings are held at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Calendar

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Board Members

John Gaughan, Chair

Juliana Levitt, Member

Brett Robinson, Member

Christopher (Scott) Maravilla, Member

Nkemjika Ofodile-Carruthers, Member


Hearing Schedule

Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board 2021 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 12, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 9, 9:00 a.m.

* If Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is canceled or opens late, the ABAB meeting will be canceled.


Meeting Minutes & Agendas


Minutes Agenda
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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