Board of Managers Elections

Chevy Chase Village is a municipal government which operates under a council-manager form of government. The Village's Board of Managers are elected by the residents of the community and are charged with the responsibility of passing local laws, setting a property tax rate, adopting operating and capital budgets, and providing services to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Village's residents.

The Board of Managers carries out the corporate responsibilities outlined in the Village Charter. The Charter also outlines the procedures for election to the Board of Managers. In the event the Charter or published election procedures do not address an issue, the Election Supervisors will take into consideration, but will not be bound by, procedures adopted by Montgomery County and/or the State of Maryland for general elections.

This page contains important information regarding Board elections. If you have any questions or would like to obtain additional information regarding Board elections, please contact the Village Manager, Ms. Shana Davis-Cook, at 301-654-7300, or by email.

Board of Managers Election: Uncontested; Election Supervisors Announce
Successful Candidates as Duly Elected

During the 104th Chevy Chase Village Annual Meeting held on April 16, Election Supervisors Chair Ms. Charlotte Jones Carroll reported that two incumbents, Robert Goodwin, Jr. and Elissa Leonard, along with candidate Nancy Watters were the only candidates to declare candidacy for the three available seats.  All of the candidates had submitted their Certificates of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statements prior to the April 5 deadline and the Ethics Commission had reviewed the Financial Disclosure Statements has having been duly filed. 
The Election Supervisors' annual report can be found via this link on the Election Supervisors' page.
Congratulations to Mr. Goodwin, Ms. Leonard and Ms. Watters on their election to the Village Board!  All three will take the Oath of Office at the start of the June 11 regular Board Meeting.

Overview of 2018 Board of Managers Election

   Three Board seats will be up for election this spring.  The current Board members whose terms are expiring in June are Michael Denger, Robert Goodwin and Elissa Leonard.

  Any Village resident may run for a seat on the Board provided he/she is a qualified voter in Montgomery County, has resided in Chevy Chase Village for at least one year prior to the election and files the required Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement in proper form. Note that the Certificate of Candidacy was only introduced last year.  Board members serve two-year, staggered terms.  If the number of qualified candidates equals the number of available seats, the candidates will be declared elected at the Annual Meeting on Monday, April 16, 2018 (the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.).  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of available seats, a contested election will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

   The Village Election Supervisors oversee Village elections, including receiving nominations to serve on the Board of Managers.  Residents interested in running for a seat should please contact Election Supervisors Chair Charlotte Jones-Carroll by email at so that the Elections Supervisors can begin to plan for the election.    

    To qualify as a candidate, an individual, including sitting Board members, must submit to the Village office a completed Certificate of Candidacy along with a Financial Disclosure Statement, at any time after February 5 (90 days prior to Election Day), but by no later than April 5 (30 days prior to Election Day). Upon receiving both completed forms, the Village Manager will submit the Financial Disclosure Statement to the Village Ethics Commission, which will review the form within ten days of filing for compliance with the provisions of the Public Ethics Code.  Please note, however, that candidates are not certified to appear on the ballot until the Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement have been reviewed and determined to be filed in proper form. Forms are available in the Village office or by email request to the Village Manager Shana Davis-Cook at  For more information regarding Board elections, please visit the dedicated page on the Village’s website by clicking on “Board of Managers Elections” under Quick Links on the homepage.