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Position Notice - Committee Against Hate/Violence

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 03/24/2021
Application Deadline: 04/14/2021

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Committee Against Hate/Violence

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill 13 public vacancies on the Committee Against Hate/Violence. Seven incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. Members must be Montgomery County residents. 

The Committee consists of voting members who are County residents, and ex-officio, non-voting members from government agencies, including Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College. The voting members reflect the geographic, economic, and social diversity of the County, with at least nine members identified with target groups frequently victimized by hate/violence. At least two members are parents of school-age children and at least one member represents the business community. 

The Committee develops and distributes information about hate/violence in the county and promotes the positive value of ethnic and social diversity. The Committee advises the County Executive, County Council, and County agencies about hate/violence in the county, and recommends policies, programs, legislation, or regulations to help reduce the incidence of such acts. 

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 second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00 PM. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Board will meet in Rockville. 

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 14, 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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