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Boards, Committees, and Commissions Vacancy Announcements

Position Notice - Board of Social Services

Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 10/14/2020
Application Deadline: 11/04/2020

Elrich Seeks Applicants for Board of Social Services

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill eight public member vacancies on the Board of Social Services. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.


The 13-member Board advises the Department of Health and Human Services, the County Executive and County Council, and the Social Services Officer on the local application of state policies and procedures, receives briefings on local department activities, and communicates to residents broad and comprehensive information regarding the objectives, policies, programs and problems of local social services and public assistance administration in the County.


Members of the Board of Social Services 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 first Monday of every month from 4:00 pm – 6;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 November 4, 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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