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Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center


 Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board


Annual Report Fiscal Year 2019
Annual Report Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016

Full Board & Committee Meeting Schedules


Mission of UCAB

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (UCAB) represents approximately 340,000 residents in the area of the county that is north of Shady Grove Road and including the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. If you are uncertain if you live in the upcounty service area, please call 240-777-8040.

The 20-member board advises the County Executive, County Council and the Director of the Upcounty Region on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety, and other issues of local importance.  It also reviews and comments on the County capital and operating budgets and master plans; assists with strategies to tailor services to regional needs; and conducts workshops and forums. Some members represent the Board on other County committees.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, attending monthly meetings on Monday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Members are also expected to serve on at least one subcommittee which meets one evening every month on its own schedule.

How to Join

Applications for membership on all County committees are solicited through press releases to the news media, advertisements on Montgomery County Cable Channel 6, and mailings to umbrella civic associations and community groups that have requested them. Individuals may be on the mailing list maintained by the offices of the County Executive. Notices of vacancies are posted in the government centers and libraries. Press releases describe the duties of the committee for which membership is being solicited, outline special requirements for membership, request a resume including home address and home and office phone numbers, and include a deadline for application. Applicants respond to requests for membership by submitting a letter and resume to the appointing authority indicating interest in serving on a specific committee.


The 20 members of the UCAB are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve 3-year terms. Membership represents a cross-section of citizens living or working in the Upcounty region, generally defined as that area north and west of Shady Grove Road. Criteria for the Board's membership include diversity of background and employment, relevant experience, expertise and geographic balance. The office of the County Executive announces board vacancies through press releases to regional and neighborhood newspapers. Those interested in becoming UCAB members must submit resumes to the County Executive for consideration. The UCAB meets each month (except August) on a pre-determined Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the  Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center:

12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Contact 240-777-8040 or send E-mail to for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board 2018-2019

Kraig Walsleben, Chair Damascus
Tobi Printz-Platnick, 1st Vice Chair Boyds/Germantown
Linda Moore 2nd Vice Chair Montgomery Village
Dennis Barnes Montgomery Village
Robert Bartlett Germantown
Andrew Dibonge Clarksburg
Hassan Dixon (Quality of Life Chair) Germantown
Arthur Edmunds Goshen/Laytonsville
Wayne Jacas Boyds/Clarksburg
Revonne Johnson Germantown
Tiffany Kennedy Montgomery Village
Paul Klee Darnestown
Florence Messi Gaithersburg
Deepika Mohan Germantown
Christopher O'Brien Gaithersburg
William Roberts (Land Use Chair) Gaithersburg
Haris Siddiqui North Potomac
Hui (Tanya) Sun Clarksburg
Chengbiao Tu Shady Grove
Alan Young Gaithersburg


Full Board and Committee Meeting Schedules

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and its Committees meet monthly on designated Monday evenings at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional
Services Center (unless otherwise noted). See schedules below for dates and times.

12900 Middlebrook Road
Room A
Germantown, Maryland 20874

The Center is located at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Route 118 adjacent to the Germantown Commons Shops. 
All UCAB and committee meetings are open to the public.

Special accomodations may be provided upon 3-5 days notice. Please call:
Phone: 240-777-8040 

2018-2019 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule

 Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 17, 2018 View View
October 22, 2018 View View
November 26, 2018 View View
December 17, 2018 View View
January 28, 2019  View View
February 25, 2019 View View
March 18, 2019 View View
April 29, 2019 View View
May 20, 2019                View View
June 17, 2019
(meeting at BlackRock Center for the Arts)
July 15, 2019
August 2019 No Meetings No Meetings

2018-2019 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedules

Meetings are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00pm at the Upcounty Regional Center (unless otherwise noted)

Committee Meeting Dates
October 1, 2018 (Land Use)  View
October 15, 2018 (Quality of Life) View
November 5, 2018 (Land Use) Cancelled
November 19, 2018 (Land Use & Quality of Life) View
December 3, 2018 (Land Use) Cancelled
December 10, 2018 (Quality of Life) View
January 7, 2019 (Land Use) Cancelled
January 14, 2019 (Land Use & Quallity of Life) 
(CE Elrich FY20 Budget Public Forum - BlackRock Center)
February 4, 2019 (Land Use) View
February 11, 2019 (Quality of Life) Cancelled
March 4, 2019 (Land Use) View
March 11, 2019 (Quality of Life) View
April 8, 2019 (Land Use) View
April 15, 2019 (Quality of Life) View
May 6, 2019 (Land Use)  
May 13, 2019 (Quality of Life) Cancelled
June 3, 2019 (Land Use) View
June 10, 2019 (Quality of Life) (CE Elrich and Councilmember Katz Hold
4Business Listening Session at 7pm, Upcounty RSC, Room A)

2017-2018 Full Board Meeting Schedules

 Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 18, 2017 View View
October 16, 2017 View View
November 20, 2017 View View
December 11, 2017 View View
January 29, 2018 (meeting at BlackRock Center for FY19 Budget Forum) View  
February 26, 2018 View View
March 19, 2018 View View
April 23, 2018 View View
May 21, 2018                View View
June 18, 2018 (meeting at BlackRock Center for the Arts) View View
July 16, 2018 View  
August 2018 No Meetings No Meetings

2017-2018 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedules

Meetings are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00 pm at the Upcounty Regional Center
(unless otherwise noted)

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda                         
October 2, 2017 (Land Use)  View
October 9, 2017 (Quality of Life) View
November 6, 2017 (Land Use) View
November 13, 2017 (Quality of Life) View
December 4, 2017 (Land Use) Cancelled
December 18, 2017 (Quality of Life) View
January 8, 2018 (Land Use) Cancelled
January 22, 2018 (Quallity of Life) View
February 5, 2018 (Land Use) View
February 12, 2018 (Quality of Life) View
March 5, 2018 (Land Use) Cancelled
March 12, 2018 (Quality of Life) View
April 9, 2018 (Land Use) View
April 16, 2018 (Quality of Life) View
May 7, 2018 (Land Use) View
May 14, 2018 (Quality of Life) Cancelled
June 4, 2018 (Land Use) Cancelled
June 11, 2018 (Quality of Life) Cancelled



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