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Position Notice - Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 09/11/2020
Application Deadline: 10/02/2020

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors, for one residential representative who lives in the Bethesda planning area (inside the Beltway) and for one residential representative who lives within the Bethesda urban district. The resident of the urban district is eligible to apply for reappointment. To determine if you live within the Bethesda planning area or urban district, please email beth.gochrach@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

The Bethesda Urban Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of streetscape and streetscape amenities, the promotion and organization of promotional activities, the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District, management of the transportation management district, and other similar activities. The 11-member Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the urban district program and links the community in the provision of urban district services. Membership includes the following: two members nominated by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; three members who are, or represent, owners of an optional method development; one member who is an owner, partner, proprietor, or corporate officer of a small business; one member who resides in a residential community within the Bethesda-Chevy Chase planning area and is nominated by the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; and one member who is a resident member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and is recommended by the board; one residential representative from an adjacent neighborhood; one residential representative who lives within the Urban District; and one ex-officio, non-voting County Executive representative.

 

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 Tuesday of every month at 7:45 am, except for August and December. 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 October 2, 2020. 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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