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).

County Executive Marc Elrich joined the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee for a discussion at the January 8, 2019 Committee Meeting. Those pictured here include Members: Ron Franks, Leah Haygood, Stuart Amos, Mariela Garcia-Colberg, County Executive Marc Elrich, Chair William Jelen, Members: Jim Epstein, Omar Lazo, Mirza Donegan, William Moore, and Vice Chair Chelsea Johnson.












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 Luisa Montero, Director, Mid-County Regional Services Office.  For more information about WUDAC, please contact 240-777-8101.







Have a community concern to share with the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee?  Contact us ahead of the monthly meeting.




2022 - 2023 WUDAC Members

Residents Jim Epstein, Chair
Nina Koltnow
Karen Cordry
Riana Cole
Small Business Representatives Pedro Matamoros
Kit Wood
Large Business Representatives Philip Daley
Dave Jarrett
MCCAB Liaison/Secretary Rob Fox
Chamber of Commerce Representatives Tanya Baskin
Ali Oliver-Krueger



WUDAC Meeting Schedule 2022 - 2023

All of these meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
 September 13, 2022 View View
 October 11, 2022 View View
 November 8, 2022 View View
 December 13, 2022 View View
 January 10, 2023 View View
 February 14, 2023 View


Presentation PLD,

Wheaton Arts Cultural Center

 March 14, 2023 View View
 April 11, 2023 View


SEPH Presentation

 May 9, 2023 View View
 June 13, 2023


 July 11, 2023 View View
 August (No meeting) - -
October 10, 2023 View View
November 14, 2023





2021-2022 WUDAC Members

Residents Jim Epstein, Chair
  VACANT, Vice Chair
  Nina Koltnow
  Karen Cordry
Chamber of Commerce Representatives  
  James Mensah
  Ali Oliver-Krueger

Small Business Representatives

  Pedro Matamoros 
Large Business Representatives  
  Stuart Amos
Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Liaison  
  Rob Fox, Secretary



 Meetings are now H​YBRID 

Staff Contact: 240-777-8101 OR 240-328-4587
(This schedule is subject to change)

The committee meets at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes | Video Archive
September 14, 2021 View Minutes 
October 12, 2021 View MinutesVideo
November 9, 2021 View MinutesVideo
December 14, 2021 View MinutesVideo
January 11, 2022 View Minutes | Video
February 8, 2022 View MinutesVideo
March 8, 2022 View Video
April 12, 2022 View  
May 10, 2022 View  MinutesPresentation
June 14, 2022 View   Minutes |  Presentation
July 12, 2022 View  
August 2021 (No Meeting Scheduled) - -



All of these meetings are open to the public.





Please register for the ONLINE meeting.  

For more information on the Wheaton Revitalization project, please visit  http://www.wheatonproject.com.

Staff Contact: 240-777-8101 OR 240-777-8104
(This schedule is subject to change)

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2020 View View
October 13, 2020 View View
November 10, 2020 View View
December 8, 2020 View View
January 12, 2021 View View
February 9, 2021 View View
March 9, 2021 View View
April 13, 2021 View View
May 11, 2021 View View
June 8, 2021 View View
July 13, 2021 View View
August 2021 (No Meeting Scheduled)    



All of these meetings are open to the public.





Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2019 View


View MCDOT Presentation

October 8, 2019 View View
November 12, 2019 View View
December 10, 2019 View


Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan Presentation

January 14, 2020 View


Picture Wheaton Presentation

February 11, 2020 View

Wheaton Triangle Reedie Drive Closure Presentation

March 10, 2020 View View`
April 13, 2020 -Cancelled- -Cancelled-
May 12, 2020 View View
June 9, 2020 View View
July 14, 2020 View


August 2020 (No Meeting Scheduled)    


All of these meetings are open to the public.




Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2018 View View
October 9, 2018 View View
November 13, 2018 View View
November 17, 2018 -- Annual Member Retreat    
December 11, 2018 View View
January 8, 2019 View View
February 12, 2019 View


View Marketing Presentation

View Social Trends Report

March 7, 2019 View View
March 12, 2019 View View
April 9, 2019 View View
May 14, 2019 View View
June 11, 2019 View


View Town Square Stage Presentation

View Town Square Art Presentation

July 9, 2019 View


View MCDOT Redevelopment Presentation

August 2019 - NO MEETING (No Meeting Scheduled)    


All of these meetings are open to the public.




Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2017 View View
October 10, 2017 View View
November 14, 2017 View View
December 12, 2017 View View
January 9, 2018 View View
February 13, 2018 View View
March 13, 2018 View View
April 10, 2018 View View
May 8, 2018 View View
June 12, 2018 View View
July 10, 2018 View View
August 2018 - NO MEETING    


All of these meetings are open to the public.




Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 13, 2016 View View
October 11, 2016   View View
December  13, 2016 View View
January 10, 2017  View View
February  14, 2017 View View
March  14, 2017 (Rescheduled due to inclement weather - Rescheduled for March 27th) View View
April 11, 2017 View View
May 9, 2017 (Rescheduled to Monday, May 8, 2017) View View
June 13, 2017 View View
July 11, 2017 View  
August 2017 - NO MEETING    

All of these meetings are open to the public.




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 View
May 10, 2016 View View
June 14, 2016 View View
July 12, 2016 View  
August 2016 - NO MEETING    


All of these meetings are open to the public.



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.


WUDAC Correspondence



September 12, 2018 Support for Wheaton ARTS Parade/Festival 2019
December 26, 2018

Letter to County Executive Regarding Pedestrian/Driver Safety Measures

March 07, 2019 Letter to County Executive Requesting Resources for the Wheaton Urban District
April 16, 2019 Letter to County Council Regarding Fiscal Year 2020 Budget


February 16, 2018 Letter to County Executive Regarding Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
January 16, 2018 Letter to County Executive Regarding Wheaton's A&E District
December 14, 2017 Support for Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan for Parks
December 6, 2017 Thank You for Supporting the Inaugural Wheaton ARTS Parade
October 2, 2017 Support for Wheaton ARTS Parade/Festival 2018


May 1, 2017 Support for County Executive Leggett's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
May 9, 2017 Support for Police Presence at the Wheaton Arts Parade
May 10, 2017 WUDAC Lot 13 Advisory Letter
February 24, 2017 Wheaton Redevelopment Questions
October 13, 2016 WUDAC Arts & Entertaiment Support
December 23, 2016 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)


April 12, 2016 WUDAC Arts & Entertainment Letter to County Executive
August 17, 2015 WUDAC Arts & Entertainment Redesignation Letter to County Executive


October 10, 2014 Follow up letter to summer Walking Tour
November 21, 2014 FY2016 Budget letter
January 16, 2015 DOT BRT Letter to WUDAC
Janaury 23, 2015 WUDAC Madeleno Thank You
January 26, 2015 WUDAC Letter on WMATA easement
May 6, 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

Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC)