Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac

Newcomers & Community Guide: Potomac


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.

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Get Ready for Potomac Day

Games and fun await this fall at Potomac Day.


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Editorial: About the Connection

As your local, weekly newspaper, the Great Falls Connection’s mission is to bring the local news you need, to gather information about the best things in and near your community, to advocate for community good, to provide a forum for dialogue on local concerns, and to celebrate and record milestones and events in the community and people’s lives.

About the Almanac

Newcomers and Community Guide 2013-2014

Newcomers and Community Guide 2013-2014; About the Almanac

Newcomers and Community Guide; Get To Know Elected Officials

Get To Know Elected Officials

What I Love About Living in Potomac

What I Love About Living in Potomac

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Drivers and Pedestrians Must Be Vigilant

Investigation of June Potomac pedestrian fatality continues, one of 11 so far this year in the county.

Pedestrian Shirley Stearman, 81 of Potomac, died after being hit by a car at approximately 1:50 p.m. in the Cabin John Shopping Center parking lot at 7919 Tuckerman Lane Sunday, June 2. Last week, Montgomery County Police detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the fatal pedestrian collision in the Potomac shopping center.

Celebrity Softball Classic

The Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic attracted crowds to Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park on Saturday, April 20.

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Saturday/April 27 Free Workshop. “Clicker Train Your Dog to Behave” from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane. Speaker Laurie Luck, trainer and instructor at Karen Pryor Academy, will teach you all the ins and outs of how to use the clicker. We will also do some myth-busting. Come see just how fast (and easy) clicker training works and how you can use it with your dog to teach manners or change a behavior. Leave your dog at home. To register, go to call 301-983-5913.