County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants should have expertise in the field of history, architecture, preservation, or urban design, or should represent a special geographic area, or a social, economic or cultural interest in the County. Owners of historic homes or residents of historic districts are also encouraged to apply. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. All members must be Montgomery County residents.
The nine-member Commission is responsible for approving Historic Area Work Permits and for recommending historic sites and historic districts to the Planning Board and County Council for placement on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation.
Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are usually held the second and fourth Wednesday evening of each month in Silver Spring. Members serve approximately 15 hours per month. Commissioners may be required to represent the Commission at Planning Board and County Council hearings and to visit various historic districts during business hours and on weekends. Members are required to file a confidential financial disclosure statement within fifteen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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