Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2020

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2019

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
upcounty.citizen@montgomerycountymd.gov for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board 2021-2022

Paul Klee, Chair Darnestown
Wayne Jacas, 1st Vice Chair Boyds/Clarksburg
Revonne Johnson, 2nd Vice Chair Germantown
Matilda Adu N. Potomac
Steven Augustino Gaithersburg/Goshen
Susan Baldeh Boyds/Germantown
Robert Bartlett Germantown
Christel Bivens Germantown
Hassan Dixon Germantown
Amanda Hunt Franklin, Chair, Land Use Poolesville
Yamil Hernandez Gaithersburg
Mary Hoel Laytonsville
Linda Moore Gaithersburg
Tangela Nichols Boyds/Clarksburg
Christopher O'Brien Gaithersburg
Arlene Proebsting Dickerson
Andrew Saundry, Chair, Quality of Life Germantown
Carmen Nazario Vega Germantown
Kraig Walsleben Damascus

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

2021-2022 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule (Virtual Meetings)

Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 20, 2021 View View
October 18 2021 FY23 Budget Forum  
November 15, 2021 View View
December 20, 2021 View View
January 24, 2022 View View
February 28, 2022 View  
March 21, 2022 View  
April 25, 2022 View  
May 16,  2022    
June 27, 2022 View  
July 25, 2022    
August 2022 No Meeting  

2021-2022 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedule (Virtual Meetings)

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda                         
October 4 2021 (Land Use )  View
October 11, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
November 1, 2021 (Land Use) View
November 8,  2021 Quality of Life) View
December 6, 2021 (Land Use) View
December 13, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
January 3, 2022 (Land Use) Cancelled
January 10, 2022 (Quallity of Life) View
February 7, 2022 (Land Use) View
February 14, 2022 (Quality of Life) View
March 7, 2022 (Land Use) View
March 14, 2022 (Quality of Life) View
April 4, 2022 (Joint Land Use and QOL) View
May 2, 2022 (Land Use) View
May 9, 2022 (Quality of Life) View
June 6, 2022 (Land Use)  
June 13, 2022 (Quality of Life )  

2020-2021 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule (Virtual Meetings)

 Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 21, 2020 View View
October 19, 2020 View View
November 23, 2020 View  
December 14, 2020 View  
January 25, 2021 View  
February 22, 2021 View  
March 15, 2021 View  
April 26, 2021 View  
May 17, 2021 View  
June 21, 2021 View  
July, 12, 2021    
August 2021 No Meeting  

2020-2021 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedule (
Virtual Meetings)

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda                         
October 5, 2020 (Land Use )  View
October 12, 2020 (Quality of Life) View
November 2, 2020 (Quality of Life) View
November 16, 2020 (Land Use) View
December 7, 2020 (Joint Land Use/Quality of Life) View
January 4, 2021 (Land Use) View
January 11, 2021 (Quallity of Life) View
February 1, 2021 (Land Use) View
February 8, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
March 1, 2021 (Land Use) View
March 8, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
April 12, 2021 (Land Use) View
April 19, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
May 3, 2021 (Land Use) View
May 10, 2021 (Quality of Life) View
June 7, 2021 (Land Use) Cancelled
June 14, 2021 (Quality of Life ) Cancelled

2019-2020 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule

 Meeting Dates                            Agenda                                        Meeting Summary                       
September 16, 2019 View View
October 21, 2019 View View
November 25, 2019 View View
December 16, 2019 View (Cancelled) Cancelled
January 27, 2020 View View
February 24, 2020 View  
March 16, 2020    
April 27, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19  
May 18, 2020 View (Virtual Meeting)  
June 22, 2020 View (Virtual Meeting)  
July, 13, 2020 View (Virtual Meeting)  
August 2020 No Meetings No Meetings

2019-2020 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda                         
October 7, 2019 (Joint Land Use & QOL)  View
October 14, 2019 (Quality of Life) Cancelled
November 4, 2019 (Land Use) View
November 18, 2019 (Quality of Life) Cancelled
December 2, 2019 (Land Use) Cancelled
December 9, 2019 (Quality of Life) View
January 6, 2020 (Land Use) View
January 13, 2020 (Quallity of Life) View
February 5, 2020 (Land Use) View
February 10, 2020 (Quality of Life) View
March 2, 2020 (Land Use) View
March 9, 2020 (Quality of Life) View
April 20, 2020 (Land Use) Cancelled due to COVID-19
April 20, 2020 (Quality of Life) Cancelled due to COVID-19
May 4, 2020 (Land Use) Cancelled due to COVID-19
May 11, 2020 (Quality of Life) Cancelled due to COVID-19
June 1, 2020 (Land Use) Cancelled (Virtual Meeting)
June 8, 2020 (Joint Quality of Life and Land Use) View