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Boards, Committees, and Commissions Vacancy Announcements

Position Notice - Historic Preservation Commission

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 04/07/2021
Application Deadline: 04/28/2021

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Historic Preservation Commission

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill three public vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants should have expertise in the field of history, architecture, preservation, or urban design, or should represent a special geographic area, or a social, economic, or cultural interest in the County. Owners of historic homes or residents of historic districts are also encouraged to apply. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. All members must be residents of Montgomery County.

The nine-member Commission is responsible for approving Historic Area Work Permits and for recommending historic sites and historic districts to the Planning Board and County Council for placement on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation.

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 second and fourth Wednesday evening of each month. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Board will meet in Wheaton. Members serve approximately 15 hours per month. Commissioners may be required to represent the Commission at Planning Board and County Council hearings and to visit various historic districts during business hours and on weekends. Members are required to file a public financial disclosure statement before County Executive appointment and annually thereafter.

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 28, 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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