About the Cabin John Citizens Association
What is the Cabin John Citizens Association (CJCA)?
The Cabin John Citizens Association is your community association, serving to preserve Cabin John’s long-standing history as a strong and vibrant community that cares about its neighbors and believes all residents should have a say in matters important to the community. The association also promotes the neighborhood’s unique esprit de corps and beautiful natural surroundings. In 2019, the CJCA celebrated 100 years of service to Cabin John.
What is the purpose of CJCA?
The CJCA bylaws state: The purposes of the association are to: (1) stimulate civic interest of a non-partisan and non-sectarian nature, (2) represent the interests of its citizens before appropriate agencies, and (3) promote the general welfare of Cabin John and adjacent areas in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Who can join CJCA?
For the purposes of the association, the community of Cabin John is defined by the following boundaries:
Beltway (I-495) to North and West, Cabin John Parkway connector to the East, Potomac River to the South.
Everyone who lives here is welcomed and encouraged to join CJCA.
How does CJCA fulfill its mission?
CJCA officers and volunteers plan and execute activities, advocacy, communications, and community service and outreach. Spend some time looking through the pages on this website for details on many of these initiatives.
CJCA also helps Cabin John residents work with organizations in neighboring communities to address issues of interest to us all including recent work on pedestrian safety, airplane noise reduction, I-495 expansion, and repairs to the C&O canal.
The CJCA produces and mails a monthly newsletter, The Village News, free to every residence and business in Cabin John. Thanks to dedicated Cabin Johners, the all-volunteer publication celebrated 50 years of continuous publication in 2017. The CJCA also maintains this website to provide information of interest to the community along with the complete archive of The Village News.
How can I support the CJCA?
Please pay your annual dues. The CJCA asks every household to pay $20 in annual dues. Your dues, donations from residents and the monies raised through the CJ Chicken and Crab Feast are the funds by which the CJCA provides all of its activities and services.
Please consider volunteering. The CJCA is an all-volunteer organization. Whether you choose to volunteer for an hour or two to help make the Crab Feast a success or you take the lead on one of our activities that brings the community together, your willingness to give your time is key to keeping Cabin John the uniquely wonderful and quirky community we know and love today.