The Montgomery Village Foundation has five departments with a total of approximately 48 full-time and 170 temporary staff that comprise the day-to-day operations. Each department is run by a senior staff member who reports directly to the Executive Vice President.
Director of Architectural Standards
Diane Stasiewicz - 240-243-2345
Architectural standards are designed to protect Village property values by preserving the architectural integrity of Village residential homes and properties as well as commercial and non-residential properties. The Montgomery Village Foundation is obligated, through each homes corporation's governing documents, to enforce architectural standards Village-wide.
The Montgomery Village Foundation's Architectural Standards Department services residents who are making changes to the exterior of their homes and properties. These changes may include exterior paint colors, changes in landscaping or topography of yards, the addition of new structures or changes in existing structures. The department also provides residents with information about replacement materials and recorded exterior paint colors. The staff assists with the drafting and updating of architectural criteria relating to home exteriors in all communities, works with the MVF Design Consultant and the Architectural Review Board (ARB) to establish architectural guidelines for those items not in the criteria, and assists homeowners with the processing of applications to be reviewed by the ARB. Requests made by residents, in writing, for architectural changes are reviewed each month by the ARB.
The Architectural Standards Department is also responsible for enforcing compliance on architectural violations to make certain the architectural covenant is upheld by all Village homeowners.
The Montgomery Village Foundation works cooperatively with Montgomery Village commercial and non-residential properties in the review of renovations to shopping centers, signage, landscape and lighting changes. The staff assists the Montgomery County Permitting Department in the enforcement of the county sign ordinance.
Director of Communications
Mike Conroy - 240-243-2331
The Communications Department plays a pivotal role in information dissemination internally and externally. With the Village's diverse demographics, it is imperative that MVF effectively communicate with residents and those who have a vested interest in Montgomery Village.
The department publishes and provides editorial oversight to its major communication vehicle, the Montgomery Village News. This free newsletter is a 24-issue publication distributed to more than 12,000 households in Montgomery Village.
The newsletter is designed to inform residents of policymaking decisions by the MVF Board of Directors and keep residents abreast of community meetings and outcome. Individual homes corporations and condominium associations also provide updates about their respective communities. The publication occasionally features spotlight articles on Village residents and also includes county-wide information and news that takes place within a local interest area.
Additionally, the department is responsible for the design and maintenance of the website; branding and visual identity; positioning MVF and marketing the Village through community and media outreach; photography; and soliciting advertising and sponsorship opportunities for MVF events. The Communications Department produces seasonal recreation guides and annual publications such as the Home Improvement and Residents guides, the MVF Annual Report, an annual calendar and other collateral marketing materials that promote MVF’s activities and programs.
Director of Community Management
Karen Kodjanian - 240-243-2347
Montgomery Village Foundation offers community management services to homes corporations and condominium associations within the boundaries of Montgomery Village. These services include document and record management, collection of assessments, publicity and communication with residents, election processing and the administration of community contracts. The Community Management staff also performs inspections for covenant enforcement and private property maintenance. Finally, Community Management coordinates and administers community property maintenance programs and contracts as directed by the association boards of directors.
Community Management staff has received specialized training in the standards, needs and covenant requirements of the Village and its communities. All of our managers have received the Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA) credential and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) certification. Together, the team brings a high level of professional expertise to the Montgomery Village Foundation and the Village.
Finance and Administration
The department also keeps daily routines at the MVF Office on track by overseeing the reception area and its staff, as well as Information Technology.
Recreation, Parks and Culture
Director of Recreation, Parks and Culture
Peggy Mark - 240-243-2337
Living in Montgomery Village means never having to leave home to enjoy activities with your friends and family. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture is charged with planning and coordinating physical, educational, cultural and social activities and programs for all ages.
The Recreation, Parks and Culture staff also manages security and upkeep of all MVF-owned facilities and amenities, including the community centers, pools, tennis courts, parks and lakes; issues Activity Cards; and sells Discount Amusement Park Tickets. With over 330 acres of recreation and parkland to look after, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture always has something going on for residents to enjoy!