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Release ID: 14-019
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 2/28/2014            Application Deadline: 3/21/2014

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors for a residential representative from the Bethesda planning area (inside the Beltway).


The Bethesda Urban Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of streetscape and streetscape amenities, the promotion and organization of promotional activities, the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District, management of the transportation management district, and other similar activities.


The 11-member Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the urban district program and links the community in the provision of urban district services. Membership includes the following: two members nominated by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; three members who are, or represent, owners of an optional method development; one member who is an owner, partner, proprietor, or corporate officer of a small business; one member who resides in a residential community within the Bethesda-Chevy Chase planning area and is nominated by the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; and one member who is a resident member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and is recommended by the board; one residential representative from an adjacent neighborhood; one residential representative who lives within the Urban District; and one ex-officio, non-voting County Executive representative.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The Board currently meets the third Tuesday of every other month at 7:45 AM in Bethesda, with the exception of August and December.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is March 21, 2014.


Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.


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