The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers is committed to meaningful and wide-spread participation of Village residents in the governance of our community. Committees of residents serve as advisors to the Board. They provide a critical interface between the residents and the Board by generating a wealth of ideas, research and analysis for the policy initiatives that underlie good governance.
The Board relies on the support of two types of committees:
Standing Committees oversee the broad categories of Village governance, policy and resident enrichment. These are the Committee for Seniors, Community Relations Committee, Election Supervisors, Environment & Energy Committee, Financial Review Committee, Historic Preservation Commission Local Advisory Panel, Parks & Greenspaces Committee, Public Safety Committee, Traffic Committee, and Tree Committee.
ad hoc or Single Purpose Committees are dedicated to meeting a single, Board-referred objective and are of limited duration. The Board assignment defines the work of the committee and indicates whether the Board seeks advice whether to address a problem or issue facing the Village or advice on how to resolve a problem or issue.
To strengthen the role of Village committees and to ensure that their work is transparent and a model of democratic practice, the Board has adopted guidelines for Village committees (adopted January 2012).
Click here to view the full guidelines. All Committee Chairs are appointed by the Board of Managers. If you would like to join a committee, please click on the corresponding committee's link for that committee's specific membership information.
Click on the following headers to view the Committee's page, including their Scope of Work, Current Membership and Meeting Agendas & Minutes.
Committee for Seniors
Betty O'Connor, Chair
Community Relations Committee
Minh Le, co-Chair
Karen Spangler, co-Chair
Charlotte Jones Carroll, Chair
Environment & Energy Committee
Marilyn C. Bracken, Ph.D, co-Chair
Marea Hatziolos, Ph.D, co-Chair
Financial Review Committee
Historic Preservation Commission Local Advisory Panel (LAP)
Thomas K. Bourke, Chair
Parks & Greenspaces Committee
Judy Elliott, co-Chair
Susan Kilborn, co-Chair
Public Safety Committee
Saul B. Goodman, Chair
Porter Wheeler, Chair
Samuel Lawrence, Chair
ad hoc or Single Purpose Committees:
Charter Revision Committee
Patricia Baptiste, Chair
Western Grove Park Committee
Meredith Wellington, Chair
For additional information regarding these Committees, please contact the Chevy Chase Village office at (301) 654-7300 or via e-mail at email@example.com.