Urban District Advisory Committee

Chair: Juanita Stewart

The Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee is comprised of 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Two members are persons nominated by the Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, three members represent optional method developers, three business representatives that employ fewer than 25 employees, two residential community members from the Urban District, and one member who is on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board.

The Committee advises the County government on all aspects of the program, management, and finances of the Urban District. It works closely with the Silver Spring Urban District on activities and issues associated with the downtown business area. Members serve three-year terms without compensation. The Silver Spring Urban District is funded through the Urban District Tax, Parking Lot District fees collected by the County, maintenance charges on optional method developments, transfers from the General Fund, and other miscellaneous revenue such as contributions and charges for services. Funds are used for the Urban District in which they are obtained.

Agendas & Minutes

UDAC Members

Member Area Represented
Mel Tull Optional Method
Mussie Betre Small Business
Diana Brown Resident of Urban District
Carmen Camacho Small Business
Juanita Stewart, Chair Optional Method
David Fogel Resident of Urban District
Jane Redicker Chamber of Commerce
Maggie Gessner Chamber of Commerce
Thomas Kauffman Optional Method
Jay Elvove Citizens Advisory Board Liaison
Michael Larson Small Business

The Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month and meetings start at 3:30 pm. Meetings are held Online

Agendas & Meetings


Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee 2021 Meetings

Date Agenda Meeting Summary Board Letters Video Archive
January 21 View      
February 18 View      
March 18 View      
April 15 View      
May 20 View      
June 17 View      
July 15        
August No Meeting in August
September 16 View View   View
October 21 View View   View
November 18 View View   View
December 16 View      


Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee 2020 Meetings

Date Agenda Meeting Summary Board Letters County Responses
January 16 View View    
February 20 View      
March 19 - CANCELLED        
April 16 - CANCELLED        
May 21 View View    
June 18 View   View  
July 30 View View    
August No Meeting in August
September 17 View View    
October 22 View View    
November 19 View      
December 17 View