Silver Spring Community Leader
Eric Cathcart is a long-time Democrat and resident of Silver Spring and Montgomery County for over thirty years. Professional musician and career Sr. Live Event Producer Cathcart is a small business owner who created Potomac Talent in 1997, supplying live event production services (staging, audio, video, and multi-media) for Greater Washington, DC. He’s produced countless social and corporate events, trade shows, conferences, galas, fundraisers, and festivals. Cathcart has also produced dozens of events for Montgomery County, Chambers of Commerce, and Democratic political rallies. He is also a grief advocate and created www.Inrember.com in 2018 to serve bereaved and under-served families with unique and personalized celebrations of life memorials not offered anywhere else.
Cathcart is also a community volunteer and serves as president of the North Hills of Sligo Creek Civic Association, working closely with residents and the Montgomery County Government on a wide variety of issues as the community’s advocate and spokesperson. And active member of PREZCO President’s Council of Civic Organizations. He also works one-on-one with other small and minority business owners to help broker services and solutions. Cathcart is a recipient of Montgomery County’s Volunteer of the Year for his production support for many County-sponsored events. And Angel Award by Montgomery County Arts and Humanities for his work with the County Executive’s Ball and Fundraiser for Montgomery County Arts and Humanities.
Along with his wife, Cynthia Cathcart, past president of Montgomery County Music Teachers Association and business partner of Potomac Talent, LLC, they were invited twice by Senator Ben Cardin to testify as Affordable Care Act witnesses on Capitol Hill in 2009 and 2010. The Cathcart’s represented the hundreds of thousands of small business owners, artists, and creatives, who struggled prior to the ACA to find affordable health care. A champion of small business and culture, Eric believes in the power of networks and creative problem-solving. He has two grown boys, a cat named Schrödinger and a little dog named Taffy. He grew up on a farm where many of his values of honesty and perseverance come from—a champion of local farm-to-table organic food and food sovereignty. And a defender of the environment. So you will see him walking his neighborhood, picking up trash, organizing committees, creating community gardens, and motivating others to volunteer, including blood donations. He believes in community and collaboration. And he believes that Montgomery County must support our small business owners, our environment, and celebrate our one natural resource, our unique cultural diversity.