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Release ID:  19-054
Media Contact: Gochrach, Beth 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 6/7/2019
Application Deadline: 6/28/2019
Elrich Seeks Applicants for Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. Residents of the east side of the Regional Area (communities along New Hampshire Avenue, south of the beltway) residents of Long Branch, and renters are particularly encouraged to apply. One incumbent is eligible to apply for reappointment.


The Board is composed of 18 residents and/or business persons of communities in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area. Applicants must work or reside within the Silver Spring Regional Center's service boundaries. The boundaries include: 495 south of the Beltway (exception: all Four Corners neighborhoods north of the Beltway are included); Rock Creek park to the west; the District of Columbia line to the south; and the Prince George’s County line to the east.


The Board acts as a liaison between the Silver Spring communities and the County government by identifying neighborhood and business concerns and making recommendations to County officials. It advises the Silver Spring Regional Services Center Director on area needs and priorities such as economic development, transportation, housing, education, human services, and redevelopment.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are usually held the second Monday evening of each month at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Members are also asked to serve on a subcommittee.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity 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 of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is June 28, 2019.To apply please click “Apply” below to complete the online form and provide a cover letter and resume (in one document).


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