Community Advisory Committee

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The Asbury Methodist Village Community Advisory Committee is a group of dedicated people devoted to creating and supporting extraordinary quality of care as well as choices of services and social opportunities for all residents. They also collaborate with the community Leadership Team on general campus operations and promote fundraising in conjunction with the Asbury Foundation.


Michele Potter, Chair

Background: Executive Director, Ayrlawn YMCA Program Center; Membership, Marketing, and Senior Program Director, Upper Montgomery County YMCA.

Volunteered: Gaithersburg and Germantown Jaycees; Faculty of the YMCA of the USA; Board of Directors for Maryland Recreation and Park Association; Board of Directors for Maryland Municipal League Recreation; and Asbury Methodist Village Board of Governors.

Current Position: Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, City of Gaithersburg, MD.


Marilyn Balcombe

Background: Involved in Public Relations and Master Planning; Former CEO of BlackRock Center for the Arts; Community Liaison for Montgomery County, Department of Education, Ph.D., Organizational Psychology.

Volunteered: On the Board at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Leadership Montgomery, and Asbury Methodist Village Board of Governors.

Current Position: CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD.


John Bauer

Background: Architect/Design Manage.

Volunteered: Chair of the Planning Commission with the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Asbury Methodist Village Board of Governors.

Current Position: Director of Design Management, Marriott International, Bethesda, MD.


David Lingrell

Background: Civil Engineer/Project Management.

Volunteered: Member of the Building Committee at Damascus United Methodist Church; Chair of the Building Committee at Bethesda United Methodist Church; Member of the Future Projects Partnership Advisory Committee (PAC) at Asbury Methodist Village, the Asbury Communities Board, and Asbury Methodist Village Board of Governors.

Current Position: Asbury Methodist Resident, Gaithersburg, MD


J. Laurence Kent

Background: Attorney with Kidwell and Kent

Volunteered: Asbury Foundation Board of Directors