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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 and City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, 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 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 March 7, 2018)
The City is seeking applicants for appointment to the vacancies listed below. Please note vacancies may be currently under consideration by the Mayor and Council.

Board of Appeals (one alternate)
The Board of Appeals is charged with the responsibility of hearing and deciding all administrative appeals and applications for variances and special exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Ordinance or other ordinances of the City of Rockville.
Cultural Arts Commission (two)
This 11-member commission encourages the arts and culture in the City. It  recommends to the Mayor and Council appropriate programs, activities and utilization policies of the City facilities, which will add to the further development of  Rockville as a cultural center. Members serve for overlapping two-year terms.

Historic District Commission (two; 1 member and 1 alternate)
The Historic District Commission is responsible for recommending to the Mayor and Council the districts deemed to be of historic or architectural value in the City and reviewing applications for construction and changes in the historic districts.

Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is an 11-member group of volunteers, appointed by the Mayor and Council, to ensure equal treatment, free from discrimination for people who live, visit or work in the City of Rockville. The HRC is charged with minimizing the effects of conflict and promoting appreciation of diversity within the City. To meet these goals, the commission provides a variety of programs and services.

Planning Commission (one)
The Planning Commission is responsible for revising the City’s Master Plan as needed, reviewing applications for Map and Text Amendments and applications for use permits, approving subdivision plans, and advising the Mayor and Council on related matters.

Recreation and Park Advisory Board (two)
The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board is responsible for encouraging the development of recreation and park facilities in the City and recommending programs for youth and adults that reflect the needs of citizens.

Senior Citizens Commission (one)
The Senior Citizens Commission is responsible for proposing programs, activities and legislation to meet the needs of senior citizens and to promote an environment within the City where seniors choose to remain and live a healthy, safe and active life.