Commission Vacancies

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on the following City Boards, Commissions, Councils and Review Panels.  The positions are volunteer

Commission Opportunities

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee 

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill four (4) vacancies for a 4 year term. The commission will advise city officials and staff on the sound development, management, and safe use of The City of Frederick’s pedestrian and bicycle systems as they related to infrastructure, accessibility, and promoting the benefits of these systems. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel ("Panel").  The purpose of the Panel is to assist in review of the program and the development of an annual report concerning the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.  Panel shall be composed of at least five members appointed by the Mayor.  The Panel should include at least one owner of a DBE business located within the City and at least one member will be a citizen minority representative.  All members will be appointed for a term of two years.  The Panel shall meet as often as deemed necessary, but no less than annually, to discharge its duties. Currently, the Panel meets the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30am in the HR Conference Room in City Hall.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume or email to Pam Stocksdale, Mayor’s Office Manager, 101 N. Court St, Frederick, MD  21701. 

Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a three-year term. To be eligible to serve on the Commission, an individual must be a resident of the City, own property in the City, or be primarily employed by an entity having its principal place of business in the City. Primary duties of the Ethics Commission include serving as as an advisory body responsible for interpreting Chapter 21 of the City Code and advising persons subject to it, as well as hearing and deciding complaints filed regarding alleged violations of that chapter. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Phyllis Hane at phane@cityoffrederickmd.gov by March 31, 2021.

Historic Preservation Commission 

The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term.  This member must, at a minimum, have a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training in such fields as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archeology, cultural anthropology, folklore, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines. The commission is responsible for the review of applications for exterior changes to sites or structures within the Historic Preservation Overlay District, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Land Management Code (LMC) and for engaging in other functions as provided in the LMC. Meetings are held the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3p.m. on March 12, 2021

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to City programs, classes, and facilities. Members must reside or own property within City limits. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on an as needed basis on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. All meetings are currently virtual format. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and current resume via email to Sarah Stamper, sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by March 1, 2021.  

Personnel Board

The Personnel Board is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a four (4) year term.  The Personnel Board advises the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and the Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services on all problems concerning personnel administration. It makes investigations concerning the administration of personnel in the municipal service and reports its findings, and hears appeals in cases of employee suspension, demotion, or removal.  A member may not hold any public elected office and may not hold any other City position. Each member must be a Maryland registered voter and must be a City resident, own property in the City, operate a business in the City, or have a primary place of employment in the City.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and current resume via email to Kimberly Loop, kloop@cityoffrederickmd.gov by March 1, 2021.

Planning Commission 

The Planning Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill the vacancy for a full member to fill the remaining term until 04/04/2022. The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations on the City’s comprehensive plan, zoning map amendments and amendments to the Land Management Code and for approving applications for development approvals such as site plans, subdivision plats, and master plans. The Planning Commission meets three times a month: A Public Hearing on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, a Pre-Planning Commission meeting the preceding Friday at 3:00 pm, and a Workshop at 2:00 pm on the third Monday of the month. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler at ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

Plumbing Board

This vacancy must be filled by an individual who is a Master Plumber who has been registered by the City and who has been engaged in the business of plumbing within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years. The Plumbing Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume via email to Todd Himes, thimes@cityoffrederickmd.gov or email Pam Stocksdale.

Public Art Commission (PAC)

The Public Art Commission consists of mayor-appointed citizens who are artists and arts professionals who, together, can provide information and advice to help public art projects succeed. Members are appointed for three year terms and must live or work in the City. The Public Art Commission meets on an as needed basis on the second Tuesday of each month, at 4:30pm. Meetings are currently virtual in format. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and current resume via email to Sarah Stamper, sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by March 1, 2021.

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is seeking applicants to fill several vacancies. The Youth Advisory Council will advise City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to youth in the community, and will strive to ensure that youth are an integral part of the City’s decision-making processes. As a non-voting member of the Youth Advisory Council, each nonvoting member must be an individual at least 18 years old, employed by, or otherwise affiliated with, an organization that provides services to children or youth in the City. Those interested should send a cover letter and current resume via email to Sean Poulin, spoulin@cityoffrederickmd.gov..

Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term as an alternate member. The commission will hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Division I of the Land Management Code of the Annotated Code of Maryland or any law adopted under that division by the Board of Alderman. The commission will hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the zoning regulations on which the Zoning Board of Appeals is required to pass under the zoning regulations and authorize on appeal in specific cases a variance from the terms of the City’s zoning regulations. Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

Further Information

For additional information regarding these commissions, councils, program review panels and boards, please contact Pam Stocksdale at 301-600-1184.

Neighborhood Advisory Council Coordinator Opportunities

The City of Frederick is seeking individuals interested in serving on their Neighborhood Advisory Councils as a volunteer coordinator. The term of each volunteer coordinator is 2 years. Volunteer coordinators must be a resident of the relevant NAC area. (View designated Neighborhood Advisory Council map (PDF)).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Allen Etzler, Public Information and Community Outreach Coordinator, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email Allen.

NAC Purpose

The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) initiative was established to strengthen the City’s neighborhoods and improve municipal services, based on the premise that the residential and business communities in a neighborhood are best suited to identify and solve issues in those communities.

NACs bring neighborhood issues and concerns to the attention of appropriate City staff, and elected officials and provide advice and feedback on City initiatives, proposals, and policies, as well as land development and other private proposals affecting neighborhoods.

Further Information

For more information on Neighborhood Advisory Councils, please contact Allen Etzler, Public Information and Community Outreach Coordinator, at 240-549-4380 or email Allen.