Village Government

Chevy Chase Village

Created in 1890, Chevy Chase Village became a special taxing area in 1914 and an incorporated municipality in 1951. It is located in the southwestern portion of Montgomery County, Maryland and covers less than one-half square mile. There are 722 homes and approximately 1,950 residents in the Village. The Village has an appointed Village Manager and its own Police Department.

Board of Managers

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers consists of seven elected officials, whose responsibilities include:
  • Passing local laws
  • Adopting budgets based on the tax rate approved by the Village residents
  • 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 (PDF). These include roadway maintenance, police protection, refuse and recycling services, issuance of building permits and similar functions. In addition, the Board is responsible for developing the Village budget and sets the Village real estate tax rate at the Annual Meeting held each April.

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers serve staggered two-year terms and all members serve without pay. A candidate for the Board of Managers must be no less than twenty-one years of age, a resident of the Village for no less than thirty days and a registered Maryland voter.

Board of Managers’ Meetings

The Board of Managers holds a regular monthly meeting in the Village Hall on the second Monday of each month (except August) at 7:30 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public, thus affording all interested persons the opportunity to participate in all matters under consideration by the Board of Managers. Review the listing of the current Board of Managers.

Commissions and Committees

The Board of Managers is committed to the philosophy of full participation by Village residents in the government’s decision-making process. The Chairman of the Board appoints residents to advisory committees for the purpose of assisting the Board on issues and problems facing the Village.

The Board of Managers has adopted legislation to create independent, quasi-judicial administrative codes to ensure that the highest standards of governmental operations are maintained. Please review the Village’s Committees and Commissions pages for more information.