Opportunities to serve Frederick County on various Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Frederick County Executive is soliciting applications from persons interested in serving on several volunteer boards and commissions. Deadline is 4:00pm, Friday, March 20, 2015.

Information about the volunteer opportunities and instructions for submitting a letter of interest are below.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Volunteer for Frederick County Citizens to Serve on Frederick County
Boards/Commissions/Committees

The Frederick County Executive is soliciting applications from interested persons to volunteer their time to serve on the following boards/commissions/committees:

Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

• Meets quarterly (March, June, September, and December) on the first Monday at 1:00 p.m.
• Seeking individuals to fill the following categories: general public, registered nurse, and a physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or a physician who is not a psychiatrist.

Advisory Plumbing Board

• Daytime meetings are scheduled when necessary.
• Seeking the following: 1) a general public representative; and 2) a state or county licensed plumber.

Affordable Housing Council

• Meets the second Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 2:30 p.m.
• Seeking individuals to fill the following categories: general public, nonprofit, and private industry. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/housing.

Agriculture Business Council

• Meets the fourth Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking the following: 1) a general public representative; 2) individuals that have experience and expertise in agriculture; and 3) full-time farmers and producers.

Board of Gaming Appeals

• Daytime meetings are scheduled when necessary.
• Seeking a general public representative.

Commission For Women

• Meets the second Tuesday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking individuals with marketing, legislative or community outreach experience. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/fccfw.

Commission on Aging

• Meets the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
• Seeking interested persons (age 60 or older) to help address and resolve the problems facing the aging population of Frederick County.

Commission on Disabilities

• Meets the second Monday of each month (except Aug. and Dec.) at 6:00 p.m.
• Seeking general public representatives. Persons with disabilities or who have ADA code experience are encouraged to apply. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/fccod.

Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

• Meets at least quarterly on the second Monday at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking general public representatives with a broad range of companion animal related experience.

Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee

• Meets quarterly (Jan., Apr., July, and Oct.) on the second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking general public representatives.
• Applicants should be aware this is a working committee, and that considerable commitment of time will be required for orientation and reading relevant materials to stay current on matters relevant to the Committee’s mission. While the Committee meets quarterly, most of the Committee’s work occurs between meetings. Additional meetings may be scheduled. Members will be asked to volunteer to take their turn in preparing materials, information for the public, reports or minutes. Every effort is made to choose projects realistically, but applicants should know that the committee has neither a budget nor staff. For more information visit www.cityoffrederick.com/CLCAC.

Electrical Board

• Daytime meetings are scheduled when necessary.
• Seeking a master electrician.

Ethics Commission

• Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
• Seeking general public representatives.
• The Commission publishes advisory opinions on the Ethics Ordinance and the Public Ethics Law and administers the application of these laws to Frederick County officials and employees, and others who are subject to the laws’ provisions. The Commission also decides complaints alleging violation of the Ethics Ordinance and exercises responsibility for enforcement of the lobbying provisions in the Ethics Ordinance and the Public Ethics Law.
• Qualifications and Requirements include ability to understand and apply the Ethics Ordinance, including the lobbying provisions in the Ethics Ordinance and the Public Ethics Law to a variety of factual situations; general familiarity with the structure and work of the county government; and understanding of general ethical principles applicable to governmental entities. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/ethics.

Fire and Rescue Advisory Board

• Meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking a general public representative.
• The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a functional management structure that ensures that input from volunteer, career, and citizen stakeholders is provided and considered during the policy making and policy review process and to keep stakeholder representatives engaged in the management of an integrated, countywide fire and rescue system.

Historic Preservation Commission

• Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking the following: 1) general public representatives (regular members and an alternate); and 2) individuals that have experience and expertise in agriculture.
• Interested persons must have a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge, or professional or academic training in fields such as, but not limited to, the following: history, architectural history, archeology, curation, landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, planning, anthropology, conservation, historic preservation or related fields. For more information visit
www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/historicpres.

Human Relations Commission

• Meets the last Tuesday of each month (except Dec.) at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking general public representatives.

Interagency Internal Audit Authority

• Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
• Seeking a general public representative who possesses expertise in accounting, auditing, and/or internal control (a currently licensed CPA is preferred).

Local Management Board

• Meets the fourth Monday of every other month (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov. (annual retreat)) at 2:00 p.m.
• Seeking community agency representatives.

Mental Health Advisory Committee

• Meets the third Monday of each month (except July and Aug.) at 5:00 p.m.
• Seeking the following: 1) primary and secondary consumers; and 2) general public representative.

Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board

• Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with the meetings alternating in Carroll and Frederick Counties.
• Seeking the following: 1) a general public representative; and 2) an interest group representative. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/planning.

Parks and Recreation Commission

• Meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking a general public representative, but preference may be given to those who reside in the following Frederick County Planning Regions: Adamstown, Brunswick, Thurmont, and Walkersville. For more information visit www.recreater.com.

Public Library Board

• Meets the first Wednesday of each month (except July, Aug., and Dec.) at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking a general public representative.
• The Board is mandated by the state of Maryland with responsibility for fiscal and policy decisions. Additionally, it has the responsibility for hiring and evaluating the director of the library system. These meetings are open to the public. The Board is looking for a person who is interested in the libraries in Frederick County and is willing to make a commitment to help guide the growth and development of the library system as the county continues to grow. This is a working board dedicated to making the community aware of the strengths of the library system. For more information visit www.fcpl.org/about-us/library-board-trustees.

Roads Board

• Meets quarterly (first Monday during March, June, and December and second Monday during September) at 7:00 p.m.
• Seeking a general public representative who resides in one of the following election districts: Woodville, New Market, Frederick, Linganore, Liberty or Mount Pleasant. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/roadsboard.

Social Services Board

• Meets the fourth Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) at 5:00 p.m.
• Seeking persons who are interested in the human service needs of eligible Frederick County residents. Members may be representatives of business, nonprofit, religious, and community organizations as well as former clients, former service providers and former contractors of the Department of Social Services (DSS), as long as they do not have a current relationship.
• The Board is mandated by the state of Maryland with responsibilities for advocacy, oversight and liaison with policymakers and the community. The meetings are subject to the Maryland Open Meetings Act.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

• Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
• Seeking individuals to fill the following categories: 1) environmental group; 2) business / industrial representative; 3) general public; 4) business / commercial-retail; and 5) civic organization.

Substance Abuse Council

• Meets the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
• Seeking the following: 1) a substance abuse prevention provider; 2) a recipient of addictions treatment services; 3) a person knowledgeable about treatment of substance abuse in the county; and 4) a person knowledgeable and active on substance abuse issues affecting the county.

Sustainability Commission

• Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
• Seeking individuals who have a professional affiliation with, or expertise in, one or more of the following areas: agriculture/food security, sustainable land use and transportation, open space and land preservation, green building practices, air quality/climate, water quality, recycling/waste reduction, environmental justice, education, small and/or local business, green jobs/workforce training, human/environmental health, energy, community, grass-roots environmental efforts, and finance and governance. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/sustainability.

Technology Council of Frederick County

• Meets quarterly (January, April, July and October) on the second Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
• Seeking an individual with working experience in the information technology industry.

Transportation Services Advisory Council

• Meets the third Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 8:00 a.m.
• Seeking individuals to fill the following categories: business and general public. For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/transit.

Workforce Development Board

• Meets the second Friday during the months of February, April, June, September, November and December at 8:15 a.m.
• Seeking business representatives. For more information visit www.frederickWORKS.com.

Persons having a desire to serve in this capacity must be residents and registered voters of Frederick County.

If interested in serving, send a letter of interest indicating the specific board/commission/committee of interest and a current resume by regular mail or e-mail (no facsimiles) to the attention of:

Mrs. Joyce M. Grossnickle, Administrative Officer
Office of the County Executive
Winchester Hall – 12 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
301-600-1102
E-mail: fcgboards@FrederickCountyMD.gov

Please include current contact information in the documentation submitted, i.e. home, work and cell telephone numbers, home mailing address, and e-mail address.

Letters of interest and resumes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Frederick County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Click here to open or download the FREDERICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

(In order to be considered for appointment to Frederick County Government boards and commissions, applicants must complete this application form.)