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.

2015  MCA Board Members

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

L. Oakley Johnson, President
Darnestown, 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

Denise Cohen
Silver Spring, MD

Leslie Cronin
Olney, MD

Anne Davies

Boyds, MD

Scott Fosler
Chevy Chase, MD

Greg Glenn, Jr.
Poolesville, MD

Tom Gutierrez    
Poolesville, MD

Gene Kingsbury
Dickerson, MD

Mary Kingsley
Poolesville, MD

David Langstaff
Comus, MD

Lee Langstaff
Comus, MD

Mark Mills
Germantown, MD

MCA info Tent

Dolores Milmoe
Poolesville, MD

Cindy McGrath
Washington, DC

Jim O’Connell
Barnesville, MD

Martin Radigan

Poolesville, MD

Gwen Reese
Gaithersburg, MD

William Sheehan
Barnesville, MD

Advisory Committee

Dr. Royce Hanson, Chair

Tony Cohen

Peg Coleman

Beth Daley

Woody Woodroof

Doug Tregoning

Austin Kiplinger

Lauren Pollin

Ed Brown

Liz Buxton

Rabbi David Shneyer

Lisa Patterson

Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Stewart Schwartz

Percy Langstaff

Larry Harris

Chet Anderson

Tom Hartsock

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