County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill seven vacancies on the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Four incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.
The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board represents approximately 300,000 residents in the area north of Shady Grove Road, including the communities of Barnesville, Beallsville, Boyds, Clarksburg, Damascus, Darnestown, Dickerson, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Poolesville, Tobytown, and Washington Grove. Residents of Clarksburg, Laytonsville, Barnesville, Beallsville, Dickerson, Washington Grove, and Poolesville are particularly encouraged to apply.
The 20-member Board advises the County Executive, County Council, and the Regional Director of the Upcounty area on needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, the environment, land use, public safety, and other issues of local importance. It also reviews and comments on the County’s capital and operating budgets and master plans; assists with strategies to tailor services to regional needs; and conducts workshops and forums. Some members represent the Board on other committees.
Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The full Board meets one Monday evening of each month and occasionally on Saturdays at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Members are also expected to serve on at least one subcommittee, which also meets each month on a Monday evening.
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 detailing pertinent experience and business, civic or community group associations. The deadline for application is April 10, 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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