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The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on the following City Boards, Commissions, Councils and Review Panels.  The positions are volunteer

Airport
The Frederick Airport Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for Citizen Representative. This individual should be a person who has an interest in the airport, and wants to help improve the role of the Airport within the community and the surrounding region. This vacancy must be filled by an individual who does not hold a pilot’s license and does not have any pecuniary interest in the Airport or with any organization doing business with the airport. This representative will be appointed by the Mayor to a four year term with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Andrew Moore, Assistant Airport Manager, 111 Airport Drive East - Frederick - MD 217 01or email amoore@cityoffrederickmd.gov..

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel
The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel ("Panel").  The purpose of the Panel is to assist in review of the program and the development of an annual report concerning the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.  Panel shall be composed of at least five members appointed by the Mayor.  The Panel should include at least one owner of a DBE business located within the City and at least one member will be a citizen minority representative.  All members will be appointed for a term of two years.  The Panel shall meet as often as deemed necessary, but no less than annually, to discharge its duties. Currently, the Panel meets the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30am in the HR Conference Room in City Hall.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume or email to Pam Stocksdale, Mayor’s Office Manager, 101 N. Court St, Frederick, MD  21701. 

Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a three-year term. To be eligible to serve on the Commission, an individual must be a resident of the City, own property in the City, or be primarily employed by an entity having its principal place of business in the City. Primary duties of the Ethics Commission include serving as as an advisory body responsible for interpreting Chapter 21 of the City Code and advising persons subject to it, as well as hearing and deciding complaints filed regarding alleged violations of that chapter. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Phyllis Hane at phane@cityoffrederickmd.gov by October 23, 2020.

Excessive Use of Police Services Board

The Excessive Use of Police Services Board is currently seeking interested persons to fill two vacancies:  a professional member of the property management profession for a term of two (2) years; and resident of The City of Frederick, for a term of three (3) years. To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a a member of the property management profession and/or City of Frederick resident. Primary duties of the Excessive Use of Police Services Board shall hear appeals of actions of the City of Frederick in accordance with Section 15-46, subsection (h.) Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Meredith Wivell at mwivell@frederickmdpolice.org by November 20, 2020.

Parks and Recreation Commission                                                                                                                                                                              The Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy for a three year term.  The Commission will advise City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to City programs, classes, and facilities.  Meetings are normally held monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.  All meetings are currently held via MS Teams platform.  Members must reside or own property in the City.  At the conclusion of the term, the member will be eligible for reappointment.  Ordinance G-19-35 provides for staggered terms of less than three years in order to stagger the terms of the Commission as a whole.   Additional information about the Commission can be viewed at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/136. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Stamper at 121 N Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or via email at sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by close of business October 16, 2020.   Applications may also be completed online at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/FormCenter/Mayors-Office-30/Commission-Vacancy-Application-88.

 Plumbing Board
This vacancy must be filled by an individual who is a Master Plumber who has been registered by the City and who has been engaged in the business of plumbing within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years. The Plumbing Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume via email to Todd Himes, thimes@cityoffrederickmd.gov or email Pam Stocksdale.

Public Art Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Public Art Commission is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies for a three year term.  The Commission is charged with providing advice and recommend the acquisition of art by the City and the display of public art on property owned or controlled by the City or located within the historic preservation overlay district.  Members must have expertise in visual arts, art appreciation, art history, architecture or a related field.  Members must live or work in the City.  Additional information about the Commission can be viewed at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/139.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Stamper at 121 N Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or via email at sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by close of business October 16, 2020.  Applications may also be completed online at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/FormCenter/Mayors-Office-30/Commission-Vacancy-Application-88.

Sustainability Committee
There is an unexpected vacancy for filling two terms, one ending 3.7.21 and another 3.17.21. The role of the Sustainability Committee is to advise City officials and staff on developing and promoting the City’s commitment to sustainability efforts. The Committee also promotes the benefits of sustainability to residents and businesses through outreach and education at events. The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month virtually at the this time and at the Municipal Office Annex, 140 W Patrick St., at 6 pm after the City resumes normal meetings. Interested individuals must be City residents. Individuals who have experience in the green energy or transportation, food and nutrition, green building design, or other sustainable practices are encouraged to apply. Those interested should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Jenny Willoughby, Sustainability Manager, jwilloughby@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 4pm October 23. 2020. 

Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is seeking applicants to fill several vacancies. The Youth Advisory Council will advise City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to youth in the community, and will strive to ensure that youth are an integral part of the City’s decision-making processes. As a non-voting member of the Youth Advisory Council, each nonvoting member must be an individual at least 18 years old, employed by, or otherwise affiliated with, an organization that provides services to children or youth in the City. Those interested should send a cover letter and current resume via email to Sean Poulin, spoulin@cityoffrederickmd.gov..

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The commission will hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Division I of the Land Management Code of the Annotated Code of Maryland or any law adopted under that division by the Board of Alderman. The commission will hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the zoning regulations on which the Zoning Board of Appeals is required to pass under the zoning regulations and authorize on appeal in specific cases a variance from the terms of the City’s zoning regulations. Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Further Information

For additional information regarding these commissions, councils, program review panels and boards, please contact Pam Stocksdale at 301-600-1184.

Neighborhood Advisory Council

The City of Frederick is seeking individuals interested in serving on their Neighborhood Advisory Councils as a volunteer coordinator. The term of each volunteer coordinator is 2 years. Volunteer coordinators must be a resident of the relevant NAC area. (View designated Neighborhood Advisory Council map (PDF)).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Gayon Sampson, NAC Outreach Coordinator, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email email Gayon Sampson.

NAC Purpose

The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) initiative was established to strengthen the City’s neighborhoods and improve municipal services, based on the premise that the residential and business communities in a neighborhood are best suited to identify and solve issues in those communities.

NACs bring neighborhood issues and concerns to the attention of appropriate City staff, and elected officials and provide advice and feedback on City initiatives, proposals, and policies, as well as land development and other private proposals affecting neighborhoods.

Further Information

For more information on Neighborhood Advisory Councils, please contact Gayon Sampson, Office of the Mayor at 301-600-2513 or email Gayon Sampson.