OTCAC Membership

As a part of approving the 2005 Olney Master Plan, the Montgomery County Council directed the Maryland National Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to establish an Olney Town Center Advisory Committee to refine the guidance in the Olney Master Plan by creating a community-supported town center concept that will serve as a guide to future developers.

The Park and Planning staff solicited volunteers to serve on this committee. Their goal was to create a well-balanced committee that represented a broad cross-section of the community and all interested parties, but was still a manageable size.

A package of documents was submitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board by Khalid Afzal, Team Leader, Georgia Avenue Team, Community-Based Planning Division in 2006 regarding the nomination of OTCAC members. Attachments to this package, Formation of OTCAC, 2006, are:

  • GOCA Draft proposal Memorandum

  • OTCAC Solicitation of Nominations Notice

  • Letter from Councilmembers Praisner and Knapp dated December 19, 2005

  • Letter from Chairman Berlage dated January 18, 2006


On May 4, 2006, the M-NCPPC Planning Board approved the membership of this Advisory Committee. While the members have changed over the years, they are always recruited to provide input from a cross section of the Olney community. The composition of the membership is as follows:

  • three nominated by GOCA and Government Advisory Boards

  • four nominated by HOAs, Condominium communities, or residential Civic Associations including at least one bordering the town center

  • three representing Business/Property Affiliations

  • and two nominated by Olney Non-Profits.


When a vacancy occurs, OTCAC Officers reach out to find a replacement from the group that has an opening. The membership application is available on this site; Nomination Form.pdf.