The Citizen’s and Business Advisory group (CBAG) was the community/county work group that met regularly in full public session from early 2000 through the opening of the new facility and the first few months of operations (through August, 2003) . CBAG was a work group established after initial community meetings by Steve Howie, President of the Clarksburg Civic Association and Arthur Wallenstein, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. The group was composed of community members from the larger upcounty area, citizens from other parts of the county interested in the transition process and county staff members representing adult corrections, law enforcement (Sheriff and Police), public works capital construction, and related county service areas.
The group met monthly at the Clarksburg Community Center on Route 355 across the road from Rocky Hill Middle School. Notes from the meetings were published on the county website and an issues matrix was maintained of any and all issues raised by the community and the county as part of the community/county planning process. Those minutes and issues are maintained so that a documentary record is preserved and available for all county residents and for any future discussions regarding the collaborative history of planning for construction and the opening of the facility and copies are available through the links below so readers can reference them.