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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, c/o City Clerk, 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, Financial Advisory Board 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 December 19, 2014)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the following:

  • Cultural Arts Commission (two)
    This eleven-member commission encourages the arts and culture in the City. 
  • Compensation Commission (two)
  • Environment Commission (one)
    The purpose of the Commission is to recommend policies and programs to the Mayor and Council and City staff relating to the environment and sustainability; core to this mission is promoting a sustainable community through initiatives relating to natural resource management development, energy efficiency, watershed stewardship and protection, pollution prevention and public education. The Commission also provides feedback and recommendations regarding areas for improvement of the City's environmental programs and performance as requested by the Mayor and Council.
  • Financial Advisory Board (one)
    The Financial Advisory Board advises the Mayor and Council regarding financial matters, including the reviewing of current financial policies, procedures, and documents relating to City finances and making recommendations to the Mayor and Council.
  • Historic District Commission (one; alternate)
    The Historic District Commission (HDC) was created by the mayor and council in 1966 for the purpose of recommending the boundaries of districts that are deemed to be of historic or architectural value to the city of Rockville.
  • Human Rights Commission (three)
    In addition to adjudicating housing and public accommodation and a limited number of employment discrimination complaints, this 11-member commission oversees the City's Community Mediation Program.
  • Human Services Advisory Commission (one)
    This commission provides advice and guidance to the Mayor and Council on human service needs in Rockville and how best to address them.
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (two; alternate members)
    This Commission provides a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Personnel Appeals Board (three)
    This is a three member body whose members are appointed by the Mayor and Council.  Members serve for three-year terms.  The Board is charged, in accordance with the requirements of the Personnel Regulations, with hearing appeals filed by employees of the City of Rockville in cases of dismissal action taken by the City Manager for disciplinary reasons.  (Chapter 15, Rockville City Code)
  • Recreation and Parks Advisory Board (one)
    The board is charged with encouraging the development of desirable recreation and park facilities in the City and recommending those programs for young people and adults that suitably reflect the needs of the citizens.
  • Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation, Inc. (one)
    The Foundation's mission is to financially support and facilitate efforts to improve recreational activities, programs, parks properties and facilities, acquire new park and open space land, and purchase equipment and other amenities within the park system.
  • Rockville Sister City Corporation (one)
    The Rockville Sister City Corporation oversees Rockville's Sister City relationships with Pinneberg, Germany and Jiaxing, China, providing opportunities to learn about each other and develop lasting and meaningful exchanges.
  • Senior Citizens Commission (one)
    This board is charged with proposing programs, activities, legislation, etc., to meet the needs of senior citizens in Rockville and with conducting such studies as are necessary to determine those needs.
  • Traffic and Transportation (one)
    The purpose of the body is to advise the council and the Planning Commission on all traffic matters in the City and to make appropriate recommendations.