The Community Engagement Cluster (CEC) works to build stronger, more informed and inclusive communities. The Cluster is responsible for strengthening Montgomery County’s commitment to civic engagement and community service by engaging residents, organizations, businesses and other interest groups in our communities. The Cluster maximizes our communities’ assets – time, talents, and other resources – working collaboratively to address and resolve community issues.
The new Cluster is a combination of the five Regional Services Centers, the Commission for Women, and the Office of Community Partnerships, including the Gilchrist Center and the Volunteer Center, that has been operating as one unit since July 1st, 2011. As a cluster, these offices/functions have combined facilities, resources, and support staff while retaining staff expertise and experience, as well as most of the objectives of the separate entities involved.