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Release ID: 13-012
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 1/7/2013            Application Deadline: 1/28/2013

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Local Management Board (Collaboration Council)

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies for private sector members on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council which acts as the Local Management Board for Montgomery County. One incumbent is eligible to apply for reappointment.


The Board of this quasi-public nonprofit corporation is comprised of nine private sector members and 12 members representing public child-serving agencies. Private sector applicants may be advocates for services to children, youth and families, providers of services for children and families (employees of private non-profit agencies that receive County or Collaboration Council funding are ineligible), parents of children who receive or have recently received services of the type funded by the Local Management Board, individuals between 18 and 25 years old, business owners and managers, leaders of civic and community service organizations, or leaders of religious organizations.


The primary function of the Board is to oversee and govern all aspects of the Collaboration Council’s programs, management and finances to ensure the implementation of a local, interagency service delivery system for children, youth and families in collaboration with families, service providers, policy makers, community leaders, and others. The Collaboration Council is responsible for assessing community needs, identifying priorities, targeting resources, and monitoring service delivery to ensure that children and families get the services and support they need.  Current focus areas include building quality out-of-school time programs; maintaining infoMONTGOMERY, an online human services resource database; ensuring that youth are diverted from the juvenile justice system with appropriate programs; and assisting families of children with intensive needs to access cross-agency services.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of January, March, June, September and November from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Rockville. Members are expected to serve on committees of the Board.


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 28, 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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