About the Roundtable

The Community Advisory Council

The GPGBR’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) was formed with leaders from government, business, labor, education, the faith-based community, non-profits and civic organizations from across Prince George’s County and the region. By creating such a broad based advisory structure, The Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable hopes to establish a vehicle for exchange of valuable information and insight from the varying perspectives of its Council members.

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (Center) with Roundtable President/CEO M.H. Jim Estepp (Left) and County CAO Major Riddick
County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (Center) with Roundtable President/CEO M.H. Jim Estepp (Left) and County CAO Major Riddick

By creating such a broad based advisory structure Information gleaned from Community Forums conducted by the Roundtable across Prince George’s County is being used by the CAC to develop a VisionFramework® for the county’s future and an economic development model which enhances business and investment opportunities and markets the county’s unique assets. This VisionFramework® will demonstrate where the county should be positioned in 5, 10, and 20 years from now. It is through this grass roots effort that dialogue and interaction can affect public policy and improve the overall discourse between business and the residents who use their goods and services. This interaction with community leaders will help everyone to clearly understand the hopes and aspirations of all who live and work here. Councilor Groups were formed to deal with those concerns most often mentioned by citizens during our Community Forums—Public Safety, Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Education.

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Mr. Dennis Brownlee

Chair of Community Advisory Council

Mr. Dennis Brownlee was named Chair of the Community Advisory Council by the Board of Directors. Mr. Brownlee has a distinguished background and significant experience as a commercial realtor. He is a former government administrator and a long-time civic activist in Prince George’s County, where he has served on many boards and commissions, including a period as Chair of the County’s Revenue Authority.

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) was established as our primary link to the people of the county, serving as a sounding board and in the formulation of policy and positions.