Board & Advisory Committee

Royce Hanson Award 2007

The Montgomery Countryside Alliance was formed by a small group of passionate and dedicated Montgomery County residents who wanted to protect our nationally recognized model of conservation, the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. Originally formed to oppose a bridge crossing that would destroy the protected area, the group has since expanded to represent the Reserve’s interest more extensively, including protection from additional development threats and increasing support and awareness of its local Ag communities.  MCA’s Board and Advisory Committee consist of community members from all over the county whose enthusiasm and commitment to preserving and protecting our county’s rural areas  is unwavering.

2016  MCA Board Members

Michael Rubin, Chairman
Chevy Chase, MDWelcome to the Agricultural Reserve Signs

Gene Kingsbury, Co-President
Dickerson, MD

Jim O’Connell, Co-President
Barnesville, MD

Jean Findlay, Vice-President & Treasurer
Dickerson, MD

Diana Conway, Immediate Past President
Potomac, MD

Tom Leedy, Secretary
Clarksburg, MD

Sharon Bauer
Barnesville, MD

Carole Bergmann
Clarksburg, Maryland

Tina Brown
Barnesville, MD

Amanda Cather

Denise Cohen
Silver Spring, MD

Leslie Cronin
Olney, MD

Anne Davies

Boyds, MD

Scott Fosler
Chevy Chase, MD

Greg Glenn, Jr.
Poolesville, MD

Tom Hartsock
Clarksburg, MD

Mary Kingsley
Poolesville, MD

Lee Langstaff
Comus, MD

Mark Mills
Germantown, MD

MCA info Tent

Dolores Milmoe
Poolesville, MD

Cindy McGrath
Washington, DC

Martin Radigan
Poolesville, MD

Gwen Reese
Gaithersburg, MD

William Sheehan
Barnesville, MD

Advisory Committee

Dr. Royce Hanson, Chair

Tony Cohen

Peg Coleman

Beth Daly

Woody Woodroof

Doug Tregoning

Lauren Pollin

David Langstaff

Ed Brown

Tom Guttierez

Rabbi David Shneyer

Lisa Patterson

Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Stewart Schwartz

Percy Langstaff

Larry Harris

Chet Anderson

David Tobin

Toni Koerber

Carlos Solis

Dick Stoner

Jim Brown

Anne Sturm

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   -Margaret Mead