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.
- Equity Advisory Board
- Education Commission
- ETHICS COMMISSION
- HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
- PLANNING COMMISSION
- Public Art Commission
- SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
- Youth Advisory Council
- BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Zoning board of appeals
- Personnel Board
- Airport commission
- BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS
- Park & Recreation Commission
- Technical Code Appeals Board
The DEI Advisory Board is seeking to fill one vacant three-year term seat. The purpose of the DEI Advisory Board is to provide feedback to the City of Frederick Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and city staff in carrying out initiatives related to equity advancement in the City, pursuant to Resolution 20-15, adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on July 16, 2020 and Resolution 20-17, adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on August 6, 2020. The City has identified equity as a fundamental value and the foundation upon which we make the commitment to act to promote justice and fairness in the creation and implementations of priorities, policies, programs, and legislation. Members of this Advisory Board will serve as advocates for equity in the community, helping to highlight more voices and build momentum around our commitment to equity.
The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Education Commission. The purpose of the Education Commission is to recognize schools as an integral part of the community by enhancing and celebrating the positive impact of education with The City of Frederick. The Education Commission shall be comprised of at least 7 but no more than 9 voting members. All members will be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen. Each member must be a resident of the City of Frederick. The term of a member is three years. Initial members will have staggered terms. The Mayor shall determine which member is to serve which term. Members must have demonstrated a commitment to expanded educational and training opportunities beyond the standard educational curriculum and conventional classroom hours.
The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Ethics Commission for a three-year term. Members of the Ethics Commission must be residents of the City. Duties of the Ethics Commission include interpreting the Ethics Ordinance and advising persons subject to its application, hearing and deciding any ethics complaints, and maintaining certain forms required by the Ethics Ordinance. The Ethics Commission meets as needed on the first Monday of the month. Interested individuals should apply using the link above or send a letter of interest to Lee Whisner at email@example.com
Deadline: August 10, 2023
The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill the remaining terms of two full members one to 02/17/2025 and one to 05/17/2025, and 3 year term as the alternate member. Members 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. on December 15, 2023.
The Planning 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 email@example.com .
The Public Art Commission is currently seeking interested individuals for a 3-year term for multiple vacancies. The Public Art Commission meets as needed on the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. To be eligible to serve on the Commission, an individual must live or work in The City of Frederick. The Public Art Commission is charged with providing advice and recommendations concerning the acquisition of art by the City and the display of public art on property owned or controlled by the City or located within the historic preservation overlay district.
Deadline: Multiple Vacancies. Applications are being accepted.
There are no vacancies at this time.
The role of the Sustainability Committee is to advise City officials and staff on developing and promoting the City’s commitment to sustainability efforts. The Committee also promotes the benefits of sustainability to residents and businesses through outreach and education at events. The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at the Municipal Office Annex, 140 W Patrick St., at 6 pm. Committee members must be City residents. The Committee has members who have experience in the green energy or transportation, food and nutrition, green building design, or other sustainable practices.
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.
The commission is seeking one full member. 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 their resume via email to Carreanne Eyler at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. on December 15, 2023.
Zoning Board of Appeals
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 email@example.com .
The City of Frederick is currently seeking two (2) interested persons to serve a four (4) year term on its Personnel Board. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 13, 2023.
The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve a four (4) year term on its Airport Commission.
In accordance with the City code, one of the members for these vacancies must be the owner, manager or employee of a City business and the other must be a licensed pilot and regular user of the airport.
The Parks & Recreation Commission is currently seeking interested individuals for a 3-year term for multiple vacancies. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets as needed on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. For 2023, In person meetings will be scheduled once per quarter at the Municipal Annex Conference Room (140 W Patrick Street) the months of April, July, October, and January. All other months will be scheduled as virtual meetings via MS Teams. To be eligible to serve on the Commission, an individual must reside or own property in The City of Frederick. The Commission will advise City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to City programs, classes, and facilities.
Deadline: Multiple Vacancies. Applications are being accepted. Email cover letter and application to email@example.com .
City seeks applicants for new Technical Code Appeals Board
The Technical Code Appeals Board is currently seeking interested individuals to fill vacancies for a 3-year term. The Technical Code Appeals Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Codes covering Vacant Properties, Rental Licensing, and Stormwater Management, as well as the technical codes including Building Code, Residential Code, Electrical Code, Fire Prevention Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, and Fuel and Gas Code. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. The board is made up of five members who shall reside in the City. At least three of the five members must be registered in Maryland as either a contractor, architect, or engineer.
Additional information about the board may be found at the following link: https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/21758/G-23-15-Concerning-the-Technical-Code-Appeals-Board
Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) 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)).
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.
For more information on applying to coordinate the Neighborhood Advisory Councils, please contact Lauren Paulet, Community Engagement Specialist, by email or phone: 240-910-1600 .