Montgomery County Code, Section 2-42B


Advises the Department of Permitting Services on the performance of its functions and recommends to the Director, the Executive, and the Council any steps necessary to improve the Department's performance.


The DPS Advisory Committee is comprised of 17 members (11 voting members) from civic, environmental and land use organizations, as well as representatives from the five regional Citizens Advisory Boards (CAB), and six nonvoting members nominated by the directors from the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, the Planning Board, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. The County Executive designates one voting member each as chair and vice chair.

Advisory Committee Members

Voting Members

  • Dean Packard, Chair
  • Neil Blanc, Vice Chair
  • Rexie Fernando
  • Wayne Jacas
  • Leonard Newman
  • Arquilla Ridgell
  • Mark Rittenberg
  • Sean Soboloski
  • Sharon Wilder
  • Debra Wylie  

The following Agencies and Departments have nonvoting member representatives on the DPS Advisory Committee:

  • Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (Nasser Kamazani)
  • Montgomery County Department of Transportation (Rebecca Torma)
  • Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Rogers Stanley) 
  • Montgomery Planning Board (Tamika Graham)
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Karem Carpio)


Leah Ortiz
Senior Executive Administrative  Assistant 
[email protected]