Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

 

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.

Members

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
alexia.roundtree@montgomerycountymd.gov or jake.adler@montgomerycountymd.gov for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board 2023-2024

Andrew Saundry, Chair Germantown
Amanda Hunt Franklin, 1st Vice Chair Poolesville
Christel Bivens, 2nd Vice Chair Germantown
Matilda Adu N. Potomac
Steven Augustino Gaithersburg/Goshen
Matilda Adu N. Potomac/Potomac
Robert Bartlett Germantown
Wayne Jacas Boyds/Clarksburg
Hassan Dixon Germantown
Jay Guan, Chair Quality of Life Clarksburg
Mary Hoel Laytonsville
Revonne Johnson  Germantown
Paul Klee Darnestown
Paul Li Shady Grove
Tangela Nichols Boyds/Clarksburg
Christopher O'Brien Gaithersburg
Steve Robinson, Chair of Land Use Damascus
Kraig Walsleben Damascus
Steve Wambo Kamga Potomac

Full Board and Committee Meeting Schedules

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and its Committees meet monthly on designated Monday evenings virtually (until further notice). See schedules below for dates and times.

All UCAB and committee meetings are open to the public.

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

 2024 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule ( Virtual Meetings )

The Full Board meets at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of every month.

Meeting Date Agenda Meeting Summary
January 8, 2024 View View
February 26, 2024 View  
March 18, 2024    
April 15, 2024    
May 20, 2024    
June 17, 2024    
July 15, 2024    
August 19, 2024 - No meeting
September 16, 2024    
October 21, 2024    
November 18, 2024    
December 16, 2024    

 

2022-2023 Citizens Advisory Full Board Meeting Schedule ( Virtual Meetings )

The Full Board meets at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of every month.

Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary 
September 19, 2022 View View
October 17, 2022 View View
November 21, 2022 View View
December 12, 2022 FY24 Budget Forum FY24 Budget Forum
January 30, 2023 View View
February 27, 2023 View View
March 20, 2023 View
April 17, 2023  
May 15,  2023 View View
June 26, 2023 View View
July 17, 2023 No meeting ‚ÄčNo meeting
August 2023 No Meeting No Meeting
September 18, 2023 View View
October 16, 2023 View View
November 20, 2023 View View
December 18, 2023

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2024 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedule ( Virtual Meetings )

Committee Meeting Date Agenda
TBA  
   

2022-2023 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedule ( Virtual Meetings )

The Land Use Committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. The Quality of Life Committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Committee Meeting Dates Agenda
October 3, 2022 (Land Use )  View
October 10, 2022 (Quality of Life) View
November 7, 2022 (Land Use) View
November 14, 2022 Quality of Life) View
January 9, 2023 (Quality of Life/ Land Use) View
February 6, 2023 (Land Use) View
February 13, 2023 (Quality of Life) View
March 13, 2023 (Quality of Life/ Land Use) View
April 17, 2023 (Quality of Life/Land Use) View
May 1, 2023 (Land Use) View
May 8, 2023 (Quality of Life)  
June 5, 2023 (Land Use)  
June 12, 2023 (Quality of Life)  
July 10, 2023 (Land Use/Quality of Life)

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Meeting Summary

November 6, 2023 (Land Use) View
November 13, 2023 (Quality of Life) View
December 11, 2023 (Quality of Life) View

 

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 View  
June 27, 2022 View  
July 25, 2022 No Meeting  
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



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 No Meeting  
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