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Release ID: 13-003
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 12/7/2012            Application Deadline: 1/4/2013

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Commission on Common Ownership Communities

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Two vacancies are for residents or unit or lot owners of self- or professionally-managed common ownership condominiums, cooperative housing corporations or homeowners’ associations. Three vacancies are for professionals associated with common ownership communities such as: attorneys (who represent community associations, developers, housing management or tenants), persons involved in housing development and real estate sales, or professional community association managers. The incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.


The Commission has 15 voting members. Eight are unit or lot owners or residents, and seven are professionals associated with self- and professionally managed common ownership communities. The Commission advises the County Executive and County Council on common ownership of property, and promotes public awareness of the rights and obligations necessary to maintain property values and quality of life in common ownership communities. The commission conducts administrative hearings, acting as a court of law when disputes are not resolved through the Office of Consumer Protection.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held the first Wednesday evening of each month. There are also monthly committee meetings and hearings. Members are required to file a confidential financial disclosure statement within 15 days of Council confirmation and each annual period thereafter.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, 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 January 4, 2013.


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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