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: Marian Block, Residential Representative from within the Urban District
Vice Chair: Katya Marin, Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Representative
Treasurer: Christopher Smith, Stonebridge Associates, Inc., Optional Method Developer Representative
Secretary: Dan Schlaff, Residential Representative from Close Proximity to Urban District


Board Members

Jane Fairweather, The Jane Fairweather Team, Small Business Representative
Apoorva Gandhi, Marriott International, Optional Method Developer Representative
Mylene L. Ortiz Luis, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Representative 
Adam Murphy, Mon Ami Gabi, Small Business Representative
Cherian Thomas, Residential Representative from Planning Area
Evan J. Weisman, The Donohoe Companies, Optional Method Developer Representative
Peter Fosselman, Director, Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (Ex-Officio)

The Bethesda Urban Partnership meets the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 8am in the Bethesda Urban Partnership conference room. Meetings are open to the public.

Please click on the dates below for the most recent Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Attend the March 19, 2024 Meeting at 8am via zoom, Meeting ID, 879 5880 3886; Password,181163

Agendas & Meeting Minutes from FY 2024 FY 2023 FY 2022 FY 2021 FY 2020 FY 2019