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Position Notice - Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 01/13/2021
Application Deadline: 02/03/2021

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs for one tenant representative and one tenant alternate representative. The County Executive encourages minority participation on the County’s boards, committees, and commissions to ensure that a variety of issues, concerns and viewpoints are considered. All members must be Montgomery County residents.

 

The fifteen-member commission hears landlord-tenant disputes. A landlord member must be an owner of rental housing located in the County; a manager, or an employee of a manager, of rental housing located in the County; an attorney who primarily represents owners or managers of rental housing; or be nominated by an organization that represents owners or managers of rental housing located in the County. A tenant member must be a tenant of rental housing in the County; an attorney who primarily represents tenants of rental housing; or be nominated by an organization that represents tenants of rental housing located in the County. A tenant member must not derive a substantial portion of his or her income from rental housing. An attorney member must, at time of appointment, have appeared in 10 or more landlord-tenant cases and represented owners, managers, or tenants in more than 60% of the attorney’s landlord-tenant cases. A public-at-large member must not be qualified as a landlord or tenant member or derive a substantial portion of his or her income from rental housing.

 

Members serve three-year terms without compensation but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for in-person meetings attended. The Commission currently meets virtually by video- and teleconference the first Tuesday evening of each month. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Commission will meet in in Rockville. In addition, members are expected to serve on panels that hear cases involving landlord-tenant disputes. Members are required to file a public financial disclosure statement before County Executive appointment and annually thereafter. In addition, applicants to this Commission will be sent a questionnaire to be completed and added to their application.

 

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 February 3, 2021. To apply please click “Apply for Position” below to complete the online form and provide a cover letter and resume (in one document).

 

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