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


A big thank you to all who came September 12 to support the launching of the new volunteer program at the Old Greenbelt Theatre! With the support of the Greenbelt Community Foundation, the Center for Dynamic Community Governance is developing a year-long initiative to create an innovative (and replicable) volunteer program, making best use of the extraordinary talents, creativity and resources of the greater Greenbelt community. We look forward to your ideas, comments and input to make a great community resource its very best.

Much gratitude to Carol Shaw who represented the Foundation and to Cathy Jones who represented the Theatre and who provided free raffle prizes, including theatre memberships and posters. She made 5 people very happy.

We were much encouraged by the enthusiastic reception. We were especially touched by former Greenbelt resident (and actively engaged Greenbelt visitor) Margaret Poore, who came in from Silver Spring and regaled us with stories of theatre visits with her family in the early 1940’s. She has now spread the word of OGT to her book club and loves the speakers who accompany several of the films.

The best of Greenbelt was on full display!

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.

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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