Business, Residents and Government Working for a Better Bethesda
Bethesda Urban Partnership is governed by an 10-member board of directors drawn from the business and residential communities that Bethesda serves. Funding for urban district activities comes from a special tax on properties within the urban district, fees from the parking lot district and charges to "optional method" real estate developers for maintenance services. Sponsorships for Bethesda UP events and activities are also important components of our funding mix.

Executive Committee
Patrick O'NeilBCC Chamber of Commerce Representative
Vice Chair: Elaine JoostResidential Representative within Urban District 
Treasurer: Robert Donohoe, Jr.Optional Method Developer Representative
Secretary: Jack Alexander, The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Representative

Board Members
Kenneth B. Hartman, Ex Officio: Non-voting County Executive Representative
Jane FairweatherSmall Business Representative
Edward Featherstone, Optional Method Developer Representative
Deborah Michaels, Residential Representative from Neighborhood Adjacent to Urban District
Gregory RooneyOptional Method Developer Representative
Len Simon, Residential Representative from Planning Area


The Bethesda Urban Partnership meets the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:45am in the Bethesda Urban Partnership conference room. Meetings are open to the public.