Office of Community Partnerships Overview

CommunityThe Office of Community Partnerships carries on Montgomery County's historic commitment to empower our ethnic communities while adding a charge from County Executive Ike Leggett to build strong partnerships between the County government and the County's nonprofit organizations and faith communities. Bruce Adams is the Director of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's Office of Community Partnerships (OCP).

The list below provides contact information and program responsibility for each staff member. We encourage you to contact us to find the information you need or weigh in on an issue.


The vision of the County Executive's Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) is to help make Montgomery County the nation's model multicultural community by promoting a culture of civic service through engaging and empowering our increasingly global and diverse community and dramatically increasing the number of residents who volunteer their time, talent, and treasure to build a stronger and more inclusive community to meet the challenges of the Montgomery County of the 21st Century.


The mission of the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) is to strengthen relationships between the Montgomery County government and the residents it serves, with special focus on underserved and emerging communities and our neighbors in need. The OCP serves as a bridge builder between the County government and community organizations serving the residents of Montgomery County, working across the barriers of race, ethnicity, income, and religion that too often diminish communities. OCP's mission is to carry out the County Executive's commitment to build a larger policy table with participation by a more diverse range and greater number of residents as we work to become America’s most welcoming community.

Contact Us

21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330

Rockville, MD 20850

For questions regarding website content or technical issues, please contact us by using the information listed above. For more information about our staff members and to find specific contact on County policies and programs, please click on the name of the appropriate staff person listed below or click here to view information for all of our staff members.

Our goal is to respond to all inquiries within one business day.


Volunteer Center

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is an integral part of OCP's effort to strengthen the County's civic infrastructure by empowering and engaging our almost one million residents.

Gilchrist Center

The Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity serves Montgomery County’s immigrant population and is an integral part of OCP's effort to help make Montgomery County the nation’s most welcoming community.

Montgomery Sister Cities

People have come to Montgomery County, Maryland from every corner of the globe. Montgomery County Sister Cities Inc. was established as an independent nonprofit organization to connect Montgomery County to the world by encouraging and fostering friendship, partnership, and mutual cooperation through educational, cultural, social, economic, humanitarian, and charitable exchanges between the people of Montgomery County and people from various nations around the world. Staff members of the Office of Community Partnerships help to support the Sister City program.