The Center for Dynamic Community Governance


We had an awesome gathering at the Greenbriar Terrace Room on Saturday, September 9 of people working together on five programs and services important to Greenbriar.  Participants divided up to develop initiatives of their choice, including:

  • Transportation options
  • Language barriers
  • Common legal and financial matters
  • Accessing no-cost food/produce
  • Support for memory challenges (Memory Cafe)

The next gathering will be on November 18 in the Terrace Room from 10:30am - 12:30pm. All are invited to attend on that day to hear about developments regarding these topics and plan next steps. We encourage you to attend to help bring great programs and services to Greenbriar!

For more information (by November 12 for no-cost childcare), contact Aileen Kroll:, 202-644-1129



We are trying to reach Supporters, Members and Friends of The Old Greenbelt Theatre (OGT),

How fortunate we are to have a first rate movie theatre, with deep historical community roots, seeking our input, commitment and expertise!

In furtherance of its growth, and to promote community connections, OGT and The Center for Dynamic Community Governance (CDCG) are working together to create an enviable volunteer program. Thanks to a grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation, this program will benefit both the theatre and serve as a model that other Greenbelt community organizations can replicate. We want to provide meaningful ways for volunteer voices to be heard and utilized to support the vision, mission and aim of OGT and to make sure that there is outreach to ALL areas of Greenbelt.

SO, please take a moment to answer and return this questionnaire about volunteering for OGT. We will report the results of the survey to you and describe our plans for developing the volunteer program based on those survey results. To see and answer the survey form click on this link.


We had exciting and invigorating training on Dynamic Community Governance with the Beloved Community Interfaith Network (BCIN) on Monday, October 16.  BCIN is a network of representatives of a wide variety of religious traditions. It mission is to create a network that works in faith for social justice. Big thanks to the Greenbelt Community Church for the use of their venue. To learn more about BCIN, see their Facebook page


We value inclusion, transparency, and creativity. Our mission is to inspire community groups to embrace conflict to reach their fullest potential. A unique approach, dynamic community governance uses circular power and consent decision making to inspire transformative organizational change.
We provide:
  • The Dynamic Community Governance approach to Basic Meeting Management. Registration required. Let us know of your interest.
  • Training on Advanced Facilitation, Coaching and Implementation, and Organizational Analysis. Classes are provided periodically and on request. Let us know of your interest.
  • We invite you to a free monthly one-hour Intro most 2nd Sundays of the month normally from 1 - 2 PM.
  • Free monthly two-hour Community Circle for those who have already taken CDCG basics class: A place to ask questions, learn new skills, network, and get help with implementation. Meets most 2nd Sundays of the month from 2-4 PM.

Check out our library of resources.


The Center for Dynamic Community Governance [a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization] promotes vigorous citizen engagement in local communities using dynamic community governance. Our vision is of a society in which all members are equivalent and have a meaningful say over the conditions that govern their lives. Our mission is to create programs and resources that enable individuals and organizations to address seemingly intractable problems.

Please support local democracy in action by making a tax-deductible donation to the Center for Dynamic Community Governance. Where possible, we will double your donation by seeking matching fund grants.

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We welcome your ideas, comments, and suggestions.

Looking forward to working with you!

Aileen & John
Co-Executive Directors