Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board is tasked with providing advice to the County Executive and County Council on issues affecting Silver Spring and Takoma Park. These issues include transportation, economic development, housing, youth activities and the environment. All meetings are open to the public and we encourage community participation.

The Board represents residents who live in the Silver Spring Region, which includes the area between Rock Creek Park & the Prince Georges County line, the area south of I-495 to the District of Columbia, including all of the City of Takoma Park, & all of Four Corners, including the Four Corners neighborhoods north of I-495.

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Annual Reports

Members

About SSCAB Committees

Current Year Board Meeting Agendas

Archive of Committee Agendas

Archive of Board Meeting Materials (Agendas, Minutes, Directors Reports, & Presentations - Starts FY 2012)

Board Correspondence & County Responses

Board Bylaws

 

ANNUAL REPORTS


Members

Name       Area of Interest
Matt Losak, Chair of Board Downtown Silver Spring, Renters          
Michelle Foster,  Vice Chair and  ChairTransportation, Energy and Environment Committee Woodside Park / Wooodside Forest and Montgomery Hills
Mark Mendez,  Secretary Rosemary Hills
​Lysette House,  Parliamentarian and Chair, Neighborhoods Committee Falkland Chase
Don Slater, Vice Chair, Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee Transit, land use & housing
Mulugeta Habteselassie,  Chair, Commercial Economic Development Committee Ethiopian Community
John Seelke, Vice Chair, Neighborhoods Committee Education
Jay Elvove,  Representative to the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee North Hills of Sligo Creek
Edward Levy Four Corners
Delia Aguilar New Hampshire Estates
Patricia Germann Downtown Silver Spring
Melanie Fonder Kaye    South Four Corners
Katherine Lucas McKay Downtown Silver Spring
Philip Uri Pasternak The Blairs
Sofia Bushen Downtown Silver Spring
Janice Marquez Oakview
Debra Wylie Lyttonsville
Daniel Moijueh ​Downtown Silver Spring
   
   
MEMBERS BIO's


Committees to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

Neighborhoods Committee

Chair:  Lysette House and John Seelke

  • The Neighborhoods Committee handles matters pertaining to the quality of life in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to public health planning, community redevelopment, school-community relations, housing, education, the Arts, and the natural environment in the region.

Commercial Economic Development Committee

Chair: Mulugeta Habteselassie

  • The  Commercial Economic  Development Committee works on issues affecting Silver Spring's Commercial Economic Development sector, including issues pertaining to Redevelopment.

Transportation, Energy and Environment Committee

Chair:  Michelle Foster and Don Slater

  • The committee shall facilitate a community wide discussion on transportation, energy and environmental policies in order to promote sustainable living and improved quality of life for the greater Silver Spring region.

The full Board meets the second Monday of each month , 7:00 pm. All Committees meet on the fourth Monday of the month, 7:00 pm.

Meetings are held in the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. Parking is available at the Town Square Garage.

Meetings are currently held over ZOOM




SSCAB AGENDAS FOR THE YEAR 2019-2020

Full Board Meeting Date  Topic
September 9, 2019
  • County Department of Transportation update on activities and projects in the Regional Area

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight:Fenton Village

October 14, 2019
  • Legislative & Policy Update with Councilmember Evan Glass
  • Silver Spring Regional Area Budget Priorities with SSCAB Member and Community Stakeholders
    • (Action: Letter of Advice)

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight:Long Branch Business League

October 30,2019
November 12, 2019*
(*Monday, November 11th is the Observed Veterans Day)
  • Get Out The Count Census 2020 Event with Delegate Janelle Wilkins
December 9, 2019
  • Board discussion on draft FY20 Budget Advice Letter
  • Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: Longbranch
January 13, 2020
  • A conversation with Councilmember Hans Riemer including  Legislative & Policy Updates

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: Montgomery Hills

February 10, 2020
  • Legislative & Policy Update with Councilmember Sidney Katz
  • Housing and affordability issues

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: Takoma Langley

March 9, 2020
  • Update on Construction Impact of Purple Line, BRT, and other projects

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: Four Corners

April 13, 2020
  • County Budget Walkthrough with Office of Management and Budget

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: TBA

June 8, 2020
  • Economic Development
  • Placemaking

Neighborhood/Business District Spotlight: TBA

July 21, 2020
  • Progress on the Re-Opening


COMMITTEE AGENDAS

2019-2020 Committee Meeting Agendas

DATE

Commercial Economic

Development Committee

Neighborhoods Committee

Transportation, Energy,

& Environment Committee

September 23

A Conversation with the County's Business Solutions Group

Aging

Update on Purple Line

VIEW PRESENTATION

October 21

 

 

Forum on trees with Councilmember Hucker

VIEW AGENDA

VIEW PRESENTATION

VIEW PRESENTATION

WATCH PRESENTATION

October 28

 

Education Needs and Budget Priorities

 

November 25

 

Vision Zero Efforts (Joint w/ TREE)

VIEW AGENDA

VIEW CONTEXT DRIVEN PRESENTATION

VIEW MDOT PRESENTATION

VIEW MC PLANNING PRESENTATION

VIEW WABA PRESENTATION

Vision Zero Efforts (Joint w/ NBD)

VIEW AGENDA

VIEW CONTEXT DRIVEN PRESENTATION

VIEW MDOT PRESENTATION

VIEW MC PLANNING PRESENTATION

VIEW WABA PRESENTATION

January 27

 

Community Discussion on Pl acemaking

Hazardous Waste, Recycling, and Compost

February 24

Update on 4Business Efforts

(Joint w/ TREE)

Update to the General Plan/Thrive Montgomery 2050 

VIEW GENERAL PLAN PRESENTATION

(Joint w/ TREE)

Update to the General Plan/Thrive Montgomery 2050

VIEW GENERAL PLAN PRESENTATION

March 23

State/Federal Small Business Administration

- Immigrant Issues

- Update on Census Efforts

Trees/Rain Gardens

April 27

 

Utility/Construction Noise (Joint w/ TREE)

Utility/Construction/ Noise (Joint w/ NBD)

June 23

COVID-19

2020 Census

- Transportation Budget

- Streetery Closures

VIEW SHARED STREETS PRESENTATION


2018-2019 Committee Meeting Agendas

DATE TREE Chair / Michelle Foster Neighborhoods Chair / Abdurahman Mohammed CED Chair / Mulugeta Habteselassie
September 24 Sustainable Energy Just Cause Eviction Liquor Control
October 22 Pedestrian Safety Hate Crimes Work Source Montgomery County
November 26 Widening I495 Elementary and Middle Schools Library and Business Services
January 28        

 

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Dialogue with the Takoma Park Community (offsite meeting)

Alternative Career Paths & Workforce Development

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February 25

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Program Update

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Arts and Entertainment

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March 25

Montgomery County Green Bank

Click here for INTRODUCTION VIDEO

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Office of Community Partnerships  
April 22      
June 24

Bike & Pedestrian Safety

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Immigrant Populations Organization Presentation  


AGENDAS, SUMMARIES, DIRECTOR's REPORT & POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
2019-2020 Meetings
(For Board correspondence and County responses  click her e )

Date
Agenda Meetings Summary Director's Report Power Point Presentation
September View View View View
October View View View  
November 12, 2019* View View View  
December View View View  
January View   View  
February        
March        
April        
May        
June        
July - NO MEETING SCHEDULED        
August - NO MEETING SCHEDULED        
 
 
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
2018-2019 Meetings
(For Board correspondence and County responses  click her e )

Date
Agenda Meetings Summary Director's Report Power Point Presentation
September 10, 2018 View View View N/A
October 8, 2018 View View View N/A
November 19, 2018 View View View N/A
December 10, 2018 View View View N/A
January 14, 2019 View Meeting Cancelled View N/A
February 12, 2019 View View View View
March 11, 2019 View View View N/A
April 8, 2019 View View View View
May 13, 2019 View View View N/A
June 10, 2019 View View View View
July - NO MEETING     View  
August - Annual Planning Retreat (No Meeting)   View View  
 

Previous meetings