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Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions allows members of the community to partner with city staff to shape Rockville’s future by sharing expertise and advising the Mayor and Council.
Boards and commissions address a wide range of relevant topics, from the environment to human services to city elections.
|Board or Commission||Number of Vacancies|
|Cultural Arts Commission||1 Vacancy|
|Environment Commission||2 Vacancies|
|Planning Commission||2 Vacancies|
|Senior Citizens Commission||3 Vacancies|
Animal Matters BoardThe Board mediates petitions, provides written recommendations to the chief of police and animal review official as requested and more.
Board of Appeals
This board is comprised of three members and one alternate, who are charged with the responsibility of hearing and deciding all administrative appeals and applications for variances and special exceptions.
Board of Supervisors of Elections
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.
Charter Review Commission
The Charter Review Commission was formed by the mayor and council in April 2012 to review and evaluate Article II, Section 1(a) and Article III, Section 4 of the City Charter.
Community Policing Advisory Board
The Community Policing Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Rockville City Police Department on officer training and professional development, enhancing community interaction, improving the two-way communication between the community and police department and working collaboratively with existing local partnerships.
The Compensation Commission determines the annual compensation for the five elected officials of the city.
The Education Commission is intended to maintain and grow collaborative relationships among the county’s board of education, Montgomery County Public Schools, private and nonprofit schools, Montgomery College, parent-teacher associations, private and nonprofit school boards, home-school communities, and providers of early child care and education programs in the Rockville community.
The Environment Commission is a nine-member body with backgrounds in science, the environment and education
The purpose of the Ethics Commission is to advise the Mayor and Council regarding ethical matters, including the review of the current Ethics Code and documents related to the City Ethics Code.
Financial Advisory Board
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
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
This 11-member commission provides various services and programs that help it fulfill its purpose to minimize the effects of conflict and promote an appreciation of diversity within the City of Rockville.
Human Services Advisory Commission
This commission provides advice and guidance to the mayor and council on human service needs in Rockville and how best to address them.
Landlord-Tenant Affairs Commission
The Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs consist of seven members who reside within the City, or the case of landlords and operators, who own or operate rental facilities within the City.
Personnel Appeals Board
The board is charged, in accordance with the requirements of the Personnel Regulations, with hearing appeals filed by employees of the City of Rockville in cases of dismissal action taken by the City manager for disciplinary reasons.
The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a master plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary.
Recreation and Park Advisory Board
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.
This seven-member body exists for the purpose of generally directing the affairs of the City’s retirement system, processing retirement and disability applications and reviewing investment policy, etc.
Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI)
Rockville Economic Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of Rockville's business leaders who work to identify and develop economic opportunities to help Rockville prosper so that Rockville is a 21st century city for business.
Rockville Housing Enterprises
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 Recreation and Parks Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation’s mission is to financially support and facilitate efforts to improve recreational activities, programs, parks properties and facilities, acquire new park and open space land, and purchase equipment and other amenities within the park system.
Rockville Seniors Inc. (RSI)
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.
Rockville Sister Cities Corporation
The Rockville Sister Cities Corporation oversees Rockville’s Sister City relationships with Pinneberg, Germany, and Yilan City, Taiwan, as well as Rockville’s friendly relations with Jiaxing, China.
Senior Citizens Commission
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.
Transportation and Mobility Commission
The purpose of the body is to advise the council and the Planning Commission on all transportation matters in the city and to make appropriate recommendations.