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Position Notice - Commission on Aging

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

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Commission on Aging

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill nine vacancies on the Commission on Aging (COA). Four incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. Seniors and non-seniors are encouraged to apply; please indicate the position for which you are applying. For purposes of the COA, “senior” is defined as age 60 or older. Also, applicants who may have knowledge of or expertise in communications, transportation, housing or health and wellness are encouraged to apply. All members must be Montgomery County Residents.

Serving as an advocate on behalf of older persons in the County, the COA advises and educates the County Executive, the County Council, various Montgomery County departments, and the State legislature about the concerns and needs of seniors. The effectiveness of COA advocacy has resulted in many programs and policies benefiting the County’s older adult population. For additional information about the COA please visit the COA’s website at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/ADS/COA/COAindex.html.

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 fourth Thursday of each month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The COA is active 12 months a year. Commissioners attend and actively participate in a monthly meeting of the full COA, a monthly meeting of one of the four COA committees, and planning and participation in other COA advocacy and outreach efforts, including an annual Stakeholder event, an annual State Legislators Breakfast, and meetings with individual County Councilmembers. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Board will meet at various locations throughout the County.

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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