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Position Notice - Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 01/06/2021
Application Deadline: 01/27/2021

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill seven vacancies on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board for three business representatives and four resident representatives. Two business and three resident incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. Residents and businesses in the Rockville Pike Corridor are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will possess a keen understanding of their local community assets and needs; knowledge of community, development, and business trends; and a passion for building a better community.


The 19-member Board represents the residential and business communities of Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Potomac, and Rockville. The Board advises the Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, the County Executive, and the County Council on community needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environmental, public safety, and other issues of local importance.


Members serve three-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 third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Committee meetings may be held in the morning or evening depending on the issues to be discussed. Members are expected to contribute approximately six hours each month, and to attend both board and committee meetings. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Board will meet in Bethesda.


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 January 27, 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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