Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac

Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac


Wootton Sports

Golf team repeated as state champion.

School: Thomas S. Wootton High School. Mascot: Patriots.

Whitman Sports

The Whitman girls’ soccer team won the 2013 state championship.

School: Walt Whitman High School. Mascot: Vikings.

Bullis Sports

Football team won final nine games of 2013 season.

School: The Bullis School. Mascot: Bulldogs.

Churchill Sports

Golf team finished state runner-up.

School: Winston Churchill High School Mascot: Bulldogs.

Get Involved

West Montgomery County Citizens Association: Potomac’s umbrella citizens association.

In 1964, the Montgomery County Council adopted the General Plan "On Wedges and Corridors." This plan established land use guidelines for the County and set the standard for local and area master plans.


What do you like about living in Potomac?

What do you like about living in Potomac?

Serving Animals

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is the only open admission shelter in Montgomery County now, according to adoption center representative Katherine Zenzano. That means the shelter accepts any type of animal that gets dropped off at the shelter or that animal control officers get called out to pick up.

Helping the Community

Manna Food Center, the main food bank in Montgomery County, strives to eliminate hunger through food distribution, education and advocacy. Manna has distributed more than 43 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million individuals.


Above, Your Dog's Friend’s Puppy 2nd grade graduation. Your Dog's Friend, a nonprofit based in Potomac, seeks to keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans.

Get To Know Elected Officials

County Council

Potomac residents live in County Council District 1, and are represented by Councilmember Roger Berliner (D-1) as well as the four at-large councilmembers, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Hans Riemer. All nine members of the current Montgomery County Council are Democrats.

Potomac Demographics

Zip code: 20854 Population: 49,611

Citizens Advisory Board

The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, which serves all of Potomac, offers advice on local issues and needs to the County Executive and the County Council. Members are nominated by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

Chamber of Commerce

Community oriented Potomac businessmen formed the Potomac Chamber of Commerce.

Much To Do at Potomac Community Center

This is Montgomery County’s busiest community center, providing a variety of recreation activities for all ages such as open gym, arts and crafts, exercise/leisure classes, group support meetings and socials, senior adult activities through the Potomac neighborhood, senior program, area and county-wide sports programs, summer camps, programs for individuals with special needs, children and adult holiday parties, volunteer opportunities and more.

Column: A Sense of History and Community

There are so many reasons why people from around the country move to Montgomery County – for our schools, our vibrant economy, our extraordinary quality of life … and the list goes on and on. However, there are other less tangible aspects of life here, including a rich history that lends our communities a strong character and sense of belonging.