ABOUT US


We bring "small town" responsiveness to all communities we serve.

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services is designed to bring County services closer to the community members. B-CC RS increases citizen accessibility to government and participation of citizens in their government and improve the responsiveness of public services by coordinating interdepartmental activities and responses to community concerns. We are the local government office for the Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, and Rockville communities.

The B-CC RS is also home to the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, a 19-member, appointed County board which advises the County Executive and County Council on local service needs and policies. Advisory Board members represent business and residential interests in the B-CC Services Area.

In addition to the above,the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) falls within the B-CC RS's oversight. Governed by a board of directors, of which the B-CC director is a member, BUP creates an environment in which downtown businesses and residents may thrive and prosper. BUP keeps Bethesda looking great and safe.


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B-CC
RS Staff

Peter Fosselman is the B-CC RS director, appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. He is responsible for strengthening communication between the community and County agencies; coordinating interagency action; and recommending policies and programs to benefit the local community within the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services area. Pete's email is Peter.Fosselman@montgomerycountymd.gov.

  • Lynn Barclay, newsletter editor  

  • TJ Dant, urban district manager

  • Pete Fosselman, director


Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (WMCCAB)

Chair: Kristen Nelson,  Vice Chair: Vashti Van Wyke,  Secretary: Mark Rittenberg,  Chair Emeritus: Katya Marin

Current Members List

The Citizens Advisory Board advises the County Executive and the County Council on area priorities; needs of the Western Montgomery County region for programs and/or services; impact of current services (effectiveness); identification and understanding of BCC regional Services Area communities and proposed changes in government services for the area. The Board's 19 members represent neighborhoods, businesses, community representatives, and local non-profits. The Board strives to reflect the varying points of view within the region. Meetings are noted on the home page of B-CC RS.

Would you like to be a member of the WMCCAB? Send your resume or bio to Peter.Fosselman@montgomerycountymd.gov. Vacancies are publicly and broadly advertised. Members are nominated by the county executive and confirmed by the county council.


White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee was established by the County Council to advise County departments on public services in the White Flint area as well as coordinate community activities that promote business interests and a sense of community within that area. 

The Committee is also working to create a White Flint Urban District (proposed in the  2010 White Flint Sector Plan). The urban service district will provide increased maintenance of the streetscape and its amenities; create additional public amenities such as plantings, seating, shelters, and works of art; promote the commercial and residential interests of the community; and program cultural and community activities.

The Committee's 14 members are appointed by the  County  Executive and serve three year terms (after which they may be appointed again). They meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 8am. Meetings are noted on the home page of B-CC RS.

Meeting Minutes:
November 2021 Strategic Subcommittee
April 2022
May 2022
June 2022

 

Department of Transportion Information (DOT)

Website:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT/

Purple Line Equitable Transit Oriented Development Strategy

Bethesda Bikeways Project Update

MD 355 BRT Plans

Who may I contact at DOT for a specific issue or concern?

What's the latest on my neighborhood DOT project?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

(Thank you to Ms. Lee Keiser, a past president of a Bethesda civic association, for her efforts on this information.) 
New to the County? See here for newcomers information
 

How to request a new sidewalk or traffic calming; and once a sidewalk application is filed, how do I find out where my request is in the queue?  MCDOT / sidewalk request:   https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/forms/sidewalk.html   Detailed explanation of the process: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dir/Resources/Files/DTE/RockCreek-SidewalkPrgProcess-FAQ.pdf    Tracking backlog of sidewalk requests:  there's no transparency here, but the primary contact is MCDOT's Lori Jean Main, phone: (240) 777-7271.  

Traffic calming (definition, eligibility):  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Traffic/traffic_calming.html   Before submitting a traffic-calming request, read the regulation: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Traffic/Resources/Files/PDF/Executive%20Regulation%201-18AM%20-%20Speed%20Humps%20for%20Residential%20Streets.pdf   
  
How to file for a Block Party street-closure?  MCDOT Division of Traffic Operations:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Traffic/Resources/Files/PDF/Special_Events_App.pdf    NOTE: The application says to file two months ahead of event date, but MCDOT is very good about turning these applications around quickly.  If your neighborhood completed a similar application in recent years, including the prior year's MCDOT-assigned record (or reference) number will help to expedite your new request.  Remember to include a map, and use a highlighter pen to define the event area or parade route.  
 
How do I communicate about street sign or traffic light concerns? MCDOT:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Traffic/311Online/DTEO311Online.html
 
How to reserve civic space and MCPS facilities for sports, meetings, rehearsals, etc.?  This is handled through the county's Community Use of Public Facilities: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf/. This requires establishing an "Active Montgomery" account; and if reserving space on behalf of an organization, one would need to first register that organization.  Note that different types of facilities have different rental period "opening dates," for example, the rental period for community rooms in libraries opens on Oct. 15, 2021, for rentals starting in January 2022.  
 
How to use the Pedestrian Walk Audit Toolkit?  This resource is from Montgomery Planning, developed as part of their Pedestrian Master Plan initiative.  See: https://montgomeryplanning.org/documents/m-ncppc-pedestrian-audit-toolkit/    Calendar Note:  Training in using this Toolkit may be found here: https://montgomeryplanning.org/events/pedestrian-walk-audit-toolkit-training/.   
 
How can I find out about county-sponsored internships, for high school and college students? Police Explorer Program:  See page 6 of this report: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/Resources/Files/CommunityEngagement/MCPD-and-the-Community_052021.pdf   
 
How can I request a speaker from the Police Dept., District 2 (Bethesda), or go on a Ride-Along?   E-mail:  MCPD_Engaged@MontgomeryCountymd.gov  Or call the 2nd District (Bethesda) at: (240) 773-6700 (non-emergency phone).   For District 1 (Rockville) inquiries, call:  (240) 773-6070.  
 
How do I register my child for kindergarten?   See Montgomery County Public Schools instructions: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/enroll/index.aspx
 
What is the Bethesda Historical Society, and when is their next Bethesda walking tour? Visit: https://bethesdahistoricalsociety.org/  and check their "Upcoming Events."