Montgomery County Council Seeks Applicants To Study Compensation of Elected Officials
Deadline for Applications Is Friday, Jan. 30
ROCKVILLE, December 4, 2008—The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for a citizens’ advisory committee to study compensation of the County’s elected officials. The County Council believes that there is a need to examine present compensation levels for the Sheriff, State’s Attorney, County Executive and County Council.
Letters of interest to serve on the committee must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.
State law authorizes the County Council to establish the salary of the Sheriff and State’s Attorney for Montgomery County. The County Charter authorizes the County Council to set the compensation of the County Council and the County Executive for the succeeding terms of office. Changes in compensation levels apply only to future terms of these elected offices.
The most recent changes in the base salaries of these elected offices were effective December 2008. Currently, Councilmembers receive annual compensation of $94,040 (Council President receives 10 percent additional compensation—now $103,444), the Executive receives $171,000 the Sheriff $135,298. The State’s Attorney receives $165,227, a figure that will change in January of 2009. Each of these offices receives an annual cost-of-living adjustment of 100 percent of the Consumer Price Index.
The Committee must submit recommendations of compensation levels to the County Council by Sept. 30, 2009. Any changes in compensation adopted by the Council would be effective for the 2010-2014 term of office.
Citizens interested in serving on the committee should submit their letter of interest with a resume to Council President Phil Andrews, Montgomery County Council Office, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Md. 20850. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Letters of interest must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.