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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 October 3, 2016)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the following:

  • Animals Matter Board (one)
    The Board mediates petitions; provides written recommendations to the Chief of Police and animal review official as requested; provides education and counseling on responsible ownership, maintenance and treatment of animals; and provides advice and recommendations to the Mayor and Council on matters related to the care, training, maintenance and regulation of animals within the City.
  • Board of Appeals (one; alternate)
    This Board is a three-member body, whose members are appointed by the Mayor with the confirmation of the Council.  The body elects its own Chairperson.  Members serve for overlapping three-year terms.  The Board is charged with the responsibility of hearing and deciding all appeals and applications for variances and special exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Ordinance or other ordinance of the City of Rockville. (Chapter 25, Rockville City Code).
  • Compensation Commission (two)
    The Compensation Commission determines the annual compensation for the
    five elected officials of the City. There are five members of the Commission who must be residents of the City or have a place of business in the city.  Terms are staggered and are four years beginning on December 31 of the year of the appointment.
  • Environment Commission (two) 
    The Environment Commission will be responsible for a work program that will include recommending policies and procedures relating to the environment, watershed stewardship and protection, and promoting a sustainable community through initiatives relating to natural resource management and development, energy efficiency, pollution controls and public education. 
  • Ethics Commission (one)
    The City of Rockville’s Ethics Commission is made up of private citizens who meet to, among other things, consider policy, advise the Mayor and Council and process complaints made alleging violations of the Ethics Code.
  • 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)
    The Human Services Advisory 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.
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (two; one regular & one alternate
    This Commission provides a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Planning Commission (four)
    The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a master plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary.
  • Rockville Economic Development Inc. (three) 
    The Rockville Economic Development, Inc. was organized to maintain the City as a leading economic center and to expand the City’s tax base while sustaining and equitable balance between commercial and residential segments.  The purpose is to promote the retention and expansion of businesses in the City encourage; the formation of new business enterprises, and attract new businesses to the City thereby creating, retaining and attracting jobs within the City.
  • Senior Citizens Commission (two)
    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.
  • 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 (two) 
    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 the Planning Commission on all traffic matters in the City and to make appropriate recommendations.