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Position Notice - Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 03/22/2021
Application Deadline: 04/12/2021

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill one non-farmer vacancy on the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board. Applicants must be public-at-large representatives having no direct financial interest in farming. All members of the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board must be residents of Montgomery County.


Duties of the five-member board include advising the County on the purchase of State and County agricultural easements; assisting the County in reviewing the status of agricultural land, including farming productivity under State and County agricultural easements; advising the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation concerning County priorities for agricultural preservation; and promoting preservation of agriculture in the County by offering information and assistance to landowners on the purchase of State and County agricultural easements.


Members serve five-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for in-person meetings attended. The Board currently meets virtually by video- and teleconference the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Board will meet in Germantown.


Applicants of diverse, backgrounds, professions, genders, geography, abilities, ethnicities, and ages are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. The County Executive’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications will be forwarded to the Council for confirmation and may be made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is April 12, 2021. To apply please click “Apply for Position” below to complete the online form and provide a cover letter and resume (in one document).