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
Chair: Andy O'Hare, Residential Representative from Neighborhood Adjacent to Urban District
Vice Chair: Patrick O'Neil
BCC Chamber of Commerce Representative
Treasurer: Jane G. Mahaffie, Optional Method Developer Representative
Elaine JoostResidential Representative within Urban District 

Board Members

Jack Alexander, The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Representative
Robert Donohoe, Jr.Optional Method Developer Representative
Kenneth B. Hartman, Ex Officio: Non-voting County Executive Representative
Rich Jordan, Optional Method Developer Representative
Mark KramerSmall Business Representative

Jonathan SachsCitizens Advisory Board 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.