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Release ID: 13-039
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 4/12/2013            Application Deadline: 5/3/2013

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Washington Suburban Transit Commission

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Washington Suburban Transit Commission. Both incumbents are eligible for reappointment. One appointee will also serve as an alternate on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board.


The seven-member Commission, consisting of three members from Montgomery County, three from Prince George’s County, and one ex-officio member, administers the Washington Suburban Transit District and has powers to develop on a bi-county basis, a transportation system, including mass transit facilities, for Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Maryland.


Commissioners appointed by the Montgomery County Executive receive an annual compensation of $2,500 per year; the chair receives $2,875. A commissioner who also serves as a member or alternate of the WMATA board receives additional compensation: $17,500 per year as a member; $18,500 as the chair. A Commissioner who is an elected official or a full-time County employee must not receive compensation for service on the Commission. Members must be sworn in by the Clerk of the County Circuit Court. Members serve three-year terms. Meetings are held annually or as needed. Members are required to complete an annual State financial disclosure statement.


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. The deadline for application is May 3, 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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