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Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Serving on a Board or Commission
Vacancies on Boards and Commissions are announced in each issue of
Rockville Reports. Anyone employed by or under contract to the City is not eligible to serve on a board or commission. Individuals may serve on only one board or commission at a given time (with the exception of ad hoc committees or task forces) to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to participate.

The Boards and Commissions provide the Mayor and Council with informed public opinions, thoughts and ideas that shape the City. Anyone interested in serving on a citizen board or commission may write to the Mayor and Council and City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, or contact the City Clerk's Office at 240-314-8280 for more information or fill out and submit an Expression of Interest Form (pdf).

PLEASE NOTE: As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see below), all applicants applying to the Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Ethics Commission or Planning Commission are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests (see below) and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form.

Ordinance No. 13-13
Statement of Financial Interests Form

Vacancies (as of January 11, 2018)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the vacancies listed below. Please note vacancies may be currently under consideration by the Mayor and Council.

Board of Appeals (two; 1 member and 1 alternate)

The Board of Appeals is charged with the responsibility of hearing and deciding all administrative appeals and applications for variances and special exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Ordinance or other ordinances of the City of Rockville.

Board of Supervisors of Elections
The Board of Supervisors of Elections is responsible for supervising City elections, recommending ways to enhance voter registration and records management related to these functions. 

Cultural Arts Commission (three)
This 11-member commission encourages the arts and culture in the City. It  recommends to the Mayor and Council appropriate programs, activities and utilization policies of the City facilities, which will add to the further development of  Rockville as a cultural center. Members serve for overlapping two-year terms.

Environment Commission (one)
The Environment Commission is a nine-member body of Rockville residents with backgrounds in science, the environment and education. Members serve without compensation for terms of three years from the date of appointment and may be appointed to succeeding terms. Vacancies occurring prior to the expiration of the term of a member shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by appointment of the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. One member of the Commission shall be appointed chairperson by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council, to serve for a term of one year and thereafter until a successor takes office. 

Historic District Commission (two; 1 member and 1 alternate)
The Historic District Commission is responsible for recommending to the Mayor and Council the districts deemed to be of historic or architectural value in the City and reviewing applications for construction and changes in the historic districts.

Human Services Advisory Commission (1 At-Large Representative)
This Commission provides advice and guidance to the Mayor and Council on human service needs in Rockville and how best to address them. The Commission monitors changes in human needs in the city, assists the mayor and Council in deciding appropriate City roles and priorities concerning human services, and participates in oversight and evaluation to ensure accountability and cost-effectiveness of City and outside providers of human services. The Mayor and Council may also ask the Commission to study specific human service-related problems and complaints that have been brought to their attention.

Planning Commission (one)
The Planning Commission is responsible for revising the City’s Master Plan as needed, reviewing applications for Map and Text Amendments and applications for use permits, approving subdivision plans, and advising the Mayor and Council on related matters.

Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (one)
The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board is responsible for encouraging the development of recreation and park facilities in the City and recommending programs for youth and adults that reflect the needs of citizens.

Senior Citizens Commission (two)
The Senior Citizens Commission is responsible for proposing programs, activities and legislation to meet the needs of senior citizens and to promote an environment within the City where seniors choose to remain and live a healthy, safe and active life.

Sign Review Board (one; alternate
This Sign Review Board is comprised of three members and one alternate, appointed for three-year terms. The Board reviews applications for sign permits and may grant modifications from sign regulations where applicable (Chapter 25, Rockville City Code

Traffic and Transportation Commission (one
This is a nine-member body appointed by the mayor, with the concurrence of the council for three-year terms. The purpose of the body is to advise the council and Planning Commission on all traffic matters in the City and to make appropriate recommendations (Resolution No. 28, 72, Resolution No. 3,76, and 3-79).

Future Vacancies: Please see effective date(s) below.