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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 19, 2015)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the following:

  • Animals Matter Board (three; one regular & two alternate)
    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)
    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).
  • 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.
  • Environment Commission (one) 
    The Environment Commission is responsible for 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.
  • 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 (two; one regular & 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 (one)
    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.
  • 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.
  • Landlord Tenant Affairs Commission (two; one regular & one alternate member)
    This Commission provides a forum for adjudicating differences or disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Recreation & Parks Advisory Board (one) 
    This is a nine member body whose members are appointed by the Mayor with the confirmation of the Council.  Members serve for overlapping three-year terms.  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 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.
  • Rockville Seniors, Inc. (one)
    The Mayor and Council created this non-profit corporation for the purpose of ensuring that the quality of life for all Rockville senior citizens is improved through a properly supported Senior Citizen Center and adequately funded social, recreational and educational programs.  The corporation does this by generating positive interest from the community to raise funds to maintain and improve the Rockville Senior Center. The property and business of the corporation is managed under the direction of the RSI Board of Directors.  Members of the RSI Board serve for two year, and no elected member may serve more than three consecutive terms.
  • Senior Citizens Commission (three)
    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.