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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

Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy 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 December 4, 2020.

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. 

Excessive Use of Police Services Board

The Excessive Use of Police Services Board is currently seeking interested persons to fill two vacancies:  a professional member of the property management profession for a term of two (2) years; and resident of The City of Frederick, for a term of three (3) years. To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a a member of the property management profession and/or City of Frederick resident. Primary duties of the Excessive Use of Police Services Board shall hear appeals of actions of the City of Frederick in accordance with Section 15-46, subsection (h.) Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Meredith Wivell at mwivell@frederickmdpolice.org by November 20, 2020.

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill two vacancies for a 3-year term.  Currently, both vacancies are to fill the remaining terms of a members one through 01/16/2022 and the other through 11/21/2022. 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 December 7, 2020.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill the vacancy for a full commission member. The term is five years and all members of the Commission must be City residents. 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 December 4, 2020

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.

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. 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 Friday, December 18, 2020.

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

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 Gayon Sampson, NAC Outreach Coordinator, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email email Gayon Sampson.

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 Gayon Sampson, Office of the Mayor at 301-600-2513 or email Gayon Sampson.