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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 March 30, 2015)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the following:

  • Board of Supervisors of Elections (one)
The board is charged with the conduct of all City elections, the registration of voters and the keeping of records in connection with these functions.
  • Compensation Commission (one)
    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.
  • 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 (two)
    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.
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (two; alternate members)
    This Commission provides a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Planning Commission (one)
    The Planning Commission is charged with formulating a Master Plan for the City of Rockville and revising same as necessary. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on applications for Map and Text Amendments; reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Appeals on all Special Exception Applications; reviews and decides applications for use permits; reviews and approves all subdivision plans; and initiates and conducts such other planning studies and functions as are necessary in the overall planning operation of the City. (Chapter 25, Rockville City Code)
  • Rockville Housing Enterprises (one)
    Rockville Housing Enterprises is an independent body that functions under Federal and State law, but which was created by the Mayor and Council for the purpose of investigating the need for building and administering such public housing in the City as is found to be necessary.

  • 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.    
  • Rockville Sister City Corporation (one)
    This nonprofit corporation was organized to support educational and charitable programs and to provide a continuing relationship between the citizens of Rockville and of Pinneberg, Germany.  In accordance with the by laws, the Mayor and Council appoint three directors.  The remaining directors are elected by membership. Terms are for three years and are staggered.  The body was incorporated June 1986, and membership in the corporation is open.
  • Traffic and Transportation (two)
    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.