Volunteer to Serve on Frederick County Boards and Commissions

Are you aware of the many and varied boards and commissions in Frederick County? Have you ever thought about volunteering to serve our community on one?

County Executive, Jan Gardner, has issued a notice inviting residents to apply for openings on a diverse array of volunteer boards and commissions.

Below please find a list of sixteen boards and commissions that currently have spots available. I encourage you to review the list, and see if there is one that matches your interests and expertise, and that could benefit from your participation!

Individually and collectively, these committees provide an invaluable service to our community, and serving on one, with other good folks who share your interest and are engaged in our civic life, can be a very rewarding experience.



Volunteer Opportunities 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 (Mar., June, Sept., and Dec.) on the first Monday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Seeking individuals to fill the following categories: 1) general public; and 2) 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 each month at 2:30 p.m.
  • Seeking housing consumer representatives (especially a person who has participated in a city or county housing program). For more information visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/housing.

fccw20thCommission 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 Disabilities

  • Meets the second Monday of each month (except Aug. and Dec.) at 6:00 p.m.
  • Seeking a general public representative. 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 a general public representative.
  • 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. For more information visit www.cityoffrederick.com/CLCAC.

Human Relations Commission

  • Meets the last Tuesday of each month (except Dec.) at 7:00 p.m.
  • Seeking general public representatives. For more information visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/hrc.

Mental Health Advisory Committee

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

Roads Board

  • Meets quarterly (first Monday during Mar., June, and Dec. and second Monday during Sept.) 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 (Feb., April, June, Oct., and Dec.) 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) business / commercial-retail; and 4) civic organization.

Substance Abuse Council

  • Meets the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
  • Seeking the following: 1) a recipient of addictions treatment services; 2) a person knowledgeable about treatment of substance abuse in the county; and 3) 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 an individual who has 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.

Transportation Services Advisory Council

  • Meets the third Friday of every other month (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov.) at 8:00 a.m.
  • Seeking general public representatives. For more information visit

Workforce Development Board

  • Meets the second Friday during the months of Feb., Apr., June, Sept., Nov., and Dec. 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
Office of the County Executive
Winchester Hall – 12 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
301-600-1102 ~ 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, September 18, 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.

Download the notice above as a pdf file here.