|Created: Montgomery County Code, Section 10B-3 (Jan. 1991); Emergency Bill No. 8-95 (June 1995); Emergency Bill No. 11-96
Purpose: To advise the County Executive and the County Council on ways to handle common ownership of property in communities; promote public awareness of the rights and obligations of living in common ownership communities; eliminate disputes; and maintain property values and quality of life in community associations.
Membership: Fifteen members consisting of 8 residents of common ownership communities and 7 professionals associated with common ownership communities (attorneys, property managers, realtors, developers, etc.). Designees of the County Council, Planning Board, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs, Dept. of Permitting Services, Dept. of Transportation, and Office of Consumer Protection are ex-officio non-voting members of the Commission.
Terms: Three Years
Meetings: First Wednesday of each month. Monthly committee meetings and dispute hearing panels as scheduled. A current schedule is available upon request.
Staff: Office of Consumer Protection (240.777.3636)
County Attorney's Office: Walter Wilson, Associate County Attorney
Resident Representatives: Elizabeth Molloy (Chairperson), Allen Farrar, Janet Wilson, Ken Zajic, David Weinstein, Bruce Fonoroff, Elayne Kabakoff, James Coyle
Professional Representatives: Gwen Henderson (Vice chairperson), Mitchell Alkon, Ralph Caudle, Arthur Dubin, Helen Whelan, Richard Brandes, Thomas Stone
Volunteer Hearing Panel: Christopher Hitchens, John McCabe, Jr., Douglas Shontz, John Sample, Dinah Stevens, Julianne Dymowski, Corinne Rosen, Ursula Burgess, Greg Friedman, Charles F. Fleischer, Esq., Nicole Williams