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Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
Aging, Commission on
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Airpark Liaison Committee
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council
Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board
Animal Matters Hearing Board
Appeals, Board of
Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors
Cable and Communications Advisory Committee
Cable Compliance Commission
Charter Review Commission
Child Care, Commission on
Children and Youth, Commission on
Citizen's Review Panel for Children
Committee Evaluation and Review Board
Common Ownership Communities, Commission on
Community Action Board
Consumer Protection, Advisory Committee on
Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission
Crossroads Development, Commission - Inactive
Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
East County Citizens Advisory Board
Electrical Examiners, Board of
Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee
Ethics Commission
Ethnic Affairs, Committee for
Fire and Emergency Services Commission
Firearm Safety Committee
Forest Conservation Advisory Committee
Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
Glen Echo Part Partnership Board of Directors
Hate/Violence Committee
Health, Commission on
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Opportunities Commission
Human Rights Commission
Interagency Coordinating Board for Community Use
   of Public Facilities

Investment Trustees, Board of
Juvenile Justice, Commission on
Landlord-Tenant Affairs, Commission on
Library Board
License Commissioners, Board of
Local Management Board for Children, Youth and Families
Mental Health Advisory Committee
Merit System Protection Boar
Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board
Montgomery Cares Program, Advisory Board for
Noise Control Advisory Board
Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
People with Disabilities, Commission on
Permitting (Department of) Services Advisory Committee
Planning Board
Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
Recreation Advisory Boards
Registration for Building Contractors, Board of
Revenue Authority
Rustic Roads Advisory Committee
Sign Review Board
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee
Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee
Social Services, Board of
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Strathmore Hall Foundation Board of Directors
Sustainability Working Group - Inactive
Taxicab Service Advisory Committee
Technology Investment Fund Loan/Grant Committee - Inactive
Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board
Veterans Affairs, Commission on
Victim Services Advisory Board
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC)
Water Quality Advisory Group
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee
Women, Commission for
Workforce Investment Board

Adult Public Guardianship Review Board (11) 
Created: Md. Annotated Code, Family Law Section 14-402(a)
Description: Responsible for reviewing each adult public Guardianship twice a year. Members serve three- year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: professional from non-profit social service organization, public health nurse, lawyer, professional in the field of disabilities; person with a physical disability, 2 laypersons from the public at large and required public agencies.

Aging, Commission on (no less than 18) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-35
Description: Responsible for reviewing issues related to the health and welfare of senior citizens, including local, state, and federal programs that impact elderly residents. Members must be County residents. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Seniors (the majority) and non-seniors

Agricultural Advisory Committee (15) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 8-705
Description: Advises County officials on issues affecting local agriculture All members serve without compensation. Farmers serve three-year terms; non-farmers serve one-year terms.
Type of Positions: farmers and non-farmers (includes a farm economist and a conservationist)

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board (5) 
CreatedMd. Annotated Code 1977, Section 2-504.1; Mo. Co. Code, Section 2B-2 (b) as amended
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on proposed land preservation purchases and the establishment and review of agricultural districts. Members serve five-year terms without compensation. All members must be county residents.
Type of Positions: at least 3 owner-operators of commercial farms earning 50% or more of their income from farming, the others are non-farmers

Airpark Liaison Committee (16) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 11-1826
Description: Advises the County Council on issues related to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg
Type of Positions: various

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council (25) 
Created: Mo. Co. Code Section 24-41
Description: Identifies local alcohol and other drug abuse prevention program needs, and assists the Department of Health and Human Services in the development of public education programs and an alcohol and drug abuse plan. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Alcoholic Beverages Advisory Board (5) 
Created: Maryland Annotated Code, Article 2B, Section 159C, Chapter 832.
Description: Responsible for reporting quarterly to the County Executive and County Council on recommendations for improvement of alcoholic beverage control and enforcement issues in the County. Members serve four-year terms without compensation and must be residents and registered voters of Montgomery County (MC).
Type of Positions: 3 general public; 1 holder of either a Class B or 3 beer, wine and liquor license in Montgomery County and 1 holder of any other class license in Montgomery County

Animal Matters Hearing Board (10) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 5-104
Description: Hears and determines complaints and appeals on animal issues; reviews operations and issues associated with animal control, including standards and procedures for dealing with stray animals. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 5 members and 1 alternate for each member: a representative of licensed animal fanciers, a representative of the County Humane Society, and 3 public members.

Appeals, Board of (5) ConfidentialPublic
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-108.
Description: Holds hearings and determines action on certain land issues, including special exceptions, zoning variances and ordinances. Members are appointed by the County Council and serve four-year terms with compensation. All members must be county residents.
Type of Positions: general public (no more than three members may be of the same political party)

Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors (11) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 68A-10 as amended
Description: Assists in directing urban district services for the Bethesda area, including maintenance and improvement of the streetscape and streetscape amenities, and activities promoting downtown Bethesda. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Cable and Communications Advisory Committee (13-19) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 8A-31, as amended
Description: Assists the County in overseeing the cable television franchise agreement and advises on use of the cable system, allocation of grants for public service, and technology issues. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public members, representatives of the Md. Municipal League, and the cities of Rockville and Takoma Park

Cable Compliance Commission (5) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 8A-31
Description: Decides subscriber complaints which have not been resolved by the cable administrator concerning customer cable service or any other product or service that uses the equipment of the franchise agreements such as one-way or interactive video, audio, data and information services. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Should include a cable TV service subscriber, broadband internet service subscriber, an individual with general business experience, an individual with technical experience in communications.

Charter Review Commission (11) Executive Council
CreatedCharter of Montgomery County Maryland, Section 509.
Description: Reviews the County Charter and makes recommendations on proposed Charter amendments. Members serve four-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public (no more than 6 from the same political party)

Child Care, Commission on (23-25) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-62
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on issues associated with child care policies, programs and services for affordable, high-quality, and accessible care. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: parents of children receiving child care services, providers of child care services, the business community and general public, a representative of the Md. Municipal League, Montgomery County Chapter, and other non-voting public agency members

Children and Youth, Commission on (27) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-48.
Description: Advises the County Executive, County Council, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Board of Education on the development of coordinated community and government policies, programs and services, which support children, youth, and families. Adult members serve three-year terms without compensation. Youth members serve one-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: agency representatives, parents, youth, a private school representative, and required public agencies

Citizen's Review Panel for Children (7, 5) 
CreatedMo. Co.Code Section 27-49A
Description: Implements State law regarding local citizens review boards and evaluates state and local agency responses to child protection needs; the advisory group provides technical and professional advice to the panel about child protective services. Members serve three year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: public members and persons with expertise in prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect

Committee Evaluation and Review Board (11) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-146
Description: Reviews and evaluates the current system of boards, committees, and commissions. Issues addressed by the committee may include length of terms, number of consecutive terms that can be served by a member, conflict of interest standards, and methods used for advertising vacancies. Members serve without compensation. (The CERB was appointed in 2012 and currently completing a study of all BCCs.)
Type of Positions: general public

Common Ownership Communities, Commission on (21) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 10B-3
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on ways to handle issues associated with common ownership of property in communities; promotes public awareness of the rights and obligations of living in common ownership communities; and works to eliminate disputes and maintain property value. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: residents of self-managed and professionally managed common ownership communities (COC); professionals associated with common ownership communities; real estate sales/developer representatives and ex-officio nonvoting agency representatives

Community Action Board (27-39) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-41
Description: Develops and coordinates community action programs for people in need. Members serve four-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 1/3 represent low-income persons, 1/3 public officials; others include representatives from business, industry, labor, religious, private welfare, private education, minority, civic, and other major private organizations

Consumer Protection, Advisory Committee on (9) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 11-3
Description: Advises the Office of Consumer Protection on consumer issues related to the agency's duties and functions. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: public members, business members and Community Action Board representatives

Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission (32) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-60 as amended
Description: Evaluates the organization and adequacy of law enforcement and the administration of justice in the County pertaining to local issues and agencies. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Administrative Judges of the Circuit and District Courts; State's Attorney; Sheriff; Circuit Court Clerk; Public Defender; Police Chiefs of the Cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, and Village of Chevy Chase, and MNCPPC; Director MCPS School Safety and Security; Chair, Council Public Safety Committee; Chief Administrative Officer; Police Chief, Director. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Chief, Behavorial and Crisis Services; Chief, Children, Youth and Family Services; Director, Dept. of Technology Services; Asst. Chief, Fire Code Enforcement and Fire Investigations; 7 public members; member selected by County Legislative Delegation; State Depts. of Parole and Probation and Juvenile Justice; Commission on Juvenile Justice; Victim Services Advsiory Board.

Crossroads Development, Commission - Inactive (21) 
CreatedMemorandum of Understanding Between MC, PG County, and State of Md.
Description: Addresses long-standing procedural issues of inter-jurisdictional communications in the Crossroads (Takoma Park/Langley Park) region. Priority issues are day labor, transit, public safety, education, and training and assistance to immigrant communities.
Type of Positions: various

Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group (18) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution 13-498
Description: Addresses community and environmental issues and concerns pertaining to the operations of the County's solid waste facilities located in the Dickerson area.
Type of Positions: various

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (15) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-59
Description: Advises the County Executive, County Council, and Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission on policies, programs, and legislation necessary to prevent domestic violence; facilitates community-wide response to domestic violence; coordinates with other domestic violence prevention agencies; develops recommendations to coordinate services; reviews quality of programs; evaluates data; advocates for policy or legislation in conjunction with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations. Members serve three year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 10 agency representatives, 5 public members including one attorney and one individual who is a former victim of domestic violence.

East County Citizens Advisory Board (18) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution 12-1032 (created 1993)
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on issues and needs for the East County area and advocates for regional priorities. Members work closely with the East County Regional Services Center staff. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: a cross-section of citizens living and working in the Eastern County

Electrical Examiners, Board of (5) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 17-12.
Description: Advises the Director of the Department of Permitting Services on the issuance of licenses for journeyman electricians, master electricians and master electricians lim ited and shall ascertain by appropriate examination the qualifications and capabilities of all persons who desire such licenses. Reviews the Montgomery County Electrical Code and recommends changes as appropriate. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 4 licensed electricians (1 who is a professional engineer) and 1 general public member.

Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee (15) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 18-A-5, as amended
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on matters concerning energy and air quality; develops recommendations to promote energy consciousness. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: citizens technically knowledgeable and interested in energy and air quality

Ethics Commission (5) Public
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 19A-5.
Description: Administers the County Ethics Law which provides complainants with a forum to report alleged unethical behavior by officials or County employees. Acts on requests for waivers for outside employment by employees and waivers from ethics law prohibitions. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: public members (no more than 3 members may be of the same political party)

Ethnic Affairs, Committee for (26) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-53
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs. The committee also assists the County in organizing an annual ethnic heritage festival. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 13 selected from ethnic groups and 13 from business and education communities in the County

Fire and Emergency Services Commission (7) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 21-2, as amended
Description: Responsible for the coordination and direction of the County's fire and rescue services, which includes the independent volunteer fire and rescue corporations and the County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 2 representatives of local volunteer fire/rescue department personnel; 2 county career fire/rescue personnel, and 3 public members

Firearm Safety Committee (7) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 57-2 amended 1991.
Description: Approves certificates for target, trap and skeet ranges, and shooting areas which specify the type of gun or ammunition which may be used. The committee also makes recommendations to the County Executive and County Council on the extension of area boundaries for firearms use. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Forest Conservation Advisory Committee (22) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 22A-31
Description: Advises on forestry laws, policies, guidelines, urban forestry and tree inventory. Promotes and seeks funding for a sustained forestry program, fosters community through urban forestry and acts as a general information resource.
Type of Positions: landcape architects, aborists and urban foresters, horticulturists and nursery industry representatives, persons in agriculture and the building industry, members of citizen, environmental, and conservation organizations, public utility company representatives, forest stand owner, and required public agencies.

Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee (23) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution 14-325
Description: Advises the County government on all aspects of implementing a transportation management system in the Friendship Heights TMD. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Glen Echo Part Partnership Board of Directors (9-25, 3-4 appointed by County Executive) 
CreatedArticles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Glen Echo Park Operating Entity, Inc.
Description: Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Glen Echo Park Operating Entity, Inc. Provides policy guidance to direct the affairs of the organization and its management; leads fundraising efforts; provides oversight for the program, site and facilities, finances and public relations activities. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Park users, residents, cooperators and general public

Hate/Violence Committee (21) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-63
Description: Advises the County Council, the County Executive and County agencies about hate/violence in the County and recommends such policies, programs, legislation or regulations as it finds necessary to reduce the incidence of acts of hate/violence. There is a Partnership Fund Subcommittee to compensate victims of hate/violence for personal injury and property damage. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Health, Commission on (19) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 24-23
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on public health issues, programs, services and facilities. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Consumers (the majority) and providers of health care

Historic Preservation Commission (9) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 24A-4.
Description: Responsible for reviewing and recommending historic sites and districts to the Planning Board. Also acts on applications for alteration, construction or demolition of designated historic sites and serves as a clearinghouse by reviewing proposals affecting historic preservation in the County. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: General public members and at least 1 member with special interest, knowledge or training in history, architecture, preservation and urban design

Housing Opportunities Commission (7) Public
CreatedMaryland Code, Article 44A, Section 2-102 (b).
Description: Works to build, manage and finance housing for people with low or moderate incomes. The commission can also issue tax-exempt bonds to finance multi-family rental housing and single-family mortgages. Members serve five-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Human Rights Commission (15) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-2.
Description: Receives and investigates complaints of discrimination, and conducts educational programs to promote equal rights for all. Adopts regulations to ensure equal treatment for all citizens under County and State laws. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Interagency Coordinating Board for Community Use of Public Facilities (12) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 44-3 as amended
Description: Establishes policies to increase access to schools and other public facilities, including fee schedules, use regulations and conditions; develops and implements innovative use of facilities to meet community's needs. Members serve four-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: Nine voting members: the Chief Administrative Officer, Supt. of Schools, President, Montgomery College, 1 Planning Board member, 1 County Council member, 1 citizen appointed by the Supt. of schools and confirmed by the Board of Education; 3 citizens appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council; 3 ex-officio members: Board of Education member, representatives of elementary school principals (confirmed by Council) and secondary school principals (confirmed by Council) appointed by the Montgomery County Association of Administrative and Supervisory Personnel.

Investment Trustees, Board of (9) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 33-59 (1987)
Description: Sets policy and monitors the investment program for the assets of the County's employee retirement system. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Juvenile Justice, Commission on (33) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 12-36.
Description: Advises the County Executive, County Council and the Juvenile Court on matters concerning juvenile justice. Work includes gathering and disseminating information from public and private agencies serving youth, monitoring the Juvenile Justice System, visiting facilities, and closely following State and County legislative proposals affecting juveniles. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public and agency representatives

Landlord-Tenant Affairs, Commission on (15) Confidential
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 29-9. Emergency Bill 8-95, effective June 1995.
Description: Hears apartment license revocation appeals and landlord-tenant disputes. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: landlord, tenant and general public (4 each and one alternate in each category)

Library Board (12) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-46, as amended.
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on matters affecting the public library system including the acquisition and location of new library facilities and the adequacy of book collections and personnel needs. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

License Commissioners, Board of (5) 
CreatedMaryland Annotated Code, Article 2B, Section 150, as amended
Description: Issues alcoholic beverage licenses and conducts hearings when violations regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages occur. Members serve four-year terms with compensation.
Type of Positions: general public (no more than three members may be of the same political party)

Local Management Board for Children, Youth and Families (21) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-117
Description: Quasi-public, non-profit corporation Local Management Board required by State that ensures the implementation of a local interagency service delivery system for children, youth, and families. Administers state funds, plans and coordinates, and participates in community planning for childrens' services.
Type of Positions: advocates for and providers of services to children, youth, and families; parents of children receiving services; individuals between 18-25 years of age; business owners and managers; civic and community service leaders; religious leaders and required public agencies.

Mental Health Advisory Committee (22) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Chapter 24-34, as amended
Description: Monitors, reviews, and evaluates the allocation and adequacy of publicly-funded mental health services within the County. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Merit System Protection Board (3) 
CreatedMontgomery Co. Charter Section 403
Description: Serves as an appeal body on personnel actions. The board also conducts periodic studies and audits of the County's merit and retirement systems. Members serve three-year terms with compensation.
Type of Positions: general public (no more than 2 members may be from the same political party)

Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board (15) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 9-40
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on issues and needs for the Mid-County area and advocates for regional priorities. Members work closely with the Mid-County Regional Services Center staff. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: a cross-section of citizens living and working in the mid-county region

Montgomery Cares Program, Advisory Board for (15) Public
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 24-47
Description: Advises the County Executive, County Council, and Department of Health and Human Services on the development of the Montgomery Cares Program, which provides quality primary health care, referrals to discounted outpatient specialty care, and limited prescription medications for low-income, uninsured County residents. The Board’s goal is to ensure a steady and measurable growth in the number of uninsured County residents accessing high quality and efficient health care services. Members serve three year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 12 agency and other representatives; 3 members of the public, who may be current or former recipients of services under the Montgomery Cares Program.

Noise Control Advisory Board (11) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 31-B-4
Description: Reviews and makes recommendations to the Director, Department of Environmental Protection on the effectiveness of the County's noise control rules and regulations. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (17) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 49-81
Description: Advises the County Executive, County Council, and elected officials on implementation of the County’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative, priorities and needs in the area of pedestrian and bicycle safety and access, gathers information on pedestrian and bicycle safety, and identifies any new issues that may emerge.
Type of Positions: 9 public-at-large, including one bicycle advocate, and required government agencies.

People with Disabilities, Commission on (31) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-51 as amended
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on matters relating to facilities and services for disabled County residents and legislation affecting people with disabilities. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: people with disabilities, parents of disabled, organizations/agencies that serve or represent people with disabilities, and required government agencies.

Permitting (Department of) Services Advisory Committee (17) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 2-42B
Description: Advises the Dept. of Permitting Services on the performance of its functions and recommends to the Director, the Executive, and the Council any steps necessary to improve the Department's performance.
Type of Positions: Regional Advisory Board representatives, civic association and environmental group representatives, and required government agencies.

Planning Board (5) 
CreatedArticle 28, Section 2-101 - Annotated Code of Maryland
Description: Recommends text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. Responsible for planning, plotting and zoning functions affecting the Regional District. Prepares and adopts recommendations for the District Council. Reviews annual budget and submits recommendations. Administers park system in Regional District.
Type of Positions: 5 public Montgomery County members (5 Prince Georges County members)

Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board (4) 
CreatedAnnotated Code of Maryland, Section 3-103, Tax Property Article
Description: Hears and determines appeals on property tax issues. Members serve five-year terms with compensation. Members are appointed by the Governor from a list provided by the County Executive and the County Council.
Type of Positions: general public

Recreation Advisory Boards (Countywide: 27, Down County: 11, Upcounty:11, Mid-county: 11, East County:11) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 41-21-30.
Description: These advisory boards work with the various communities to determine recreational and park opportunities and needs in the County and designated areas. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Registration for Building Contractors, Board of (5) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 31C-4
Description: Provides for the licensing of residential building contractors. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: no more than two members may be active in the residential construction field

Revenue Authority (5) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 42-3.
Description: Works to develop, maintain and administer various self-supporting projects for public use, including golf courses, airparks, and HUD-financed retirement homes. Members serve five-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Rustic Roads Advisory Committee (7) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code, Sec. 49-80
Description: Promotes public awareness of the County's rustic roads program, and reviews the classification of those Roadways designated as "rustic." Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Sign Review Board (3) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code, Section 59-F2.1
Description: Reviews applications for sign permits and grants variances from sign ordinance regulations, as provided by law. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: an architect with a State license; a business member; and a general public member

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board (18) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 8-449. Advises the County Executive and the County
Description: Council on issues and needs for the Silver Spring area and advocates for regional priorities. Members work closely with the Silver Spring Regional Services Center staff. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: a cross-section of citizens living and working in the Silver Spring region

Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee (16) 
CreatedMo. Co. Section 42A-10
Description: Advises the County government on all aspects of implementing a transportation management system in the Silver Spring Central Business District and vicinity. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee (8) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 68A-5 (a).
Description: Works closely with the Silver Spring Urban District on activities and issues associated with the downtown business area. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Social Services, Board of (13) 
CreatedMaryland Code Article 88-A, Section 14 and Montgomery County Code Sec. 37-8
Description: Advises the County and State health and human services officials on matters relating to local social services programs. Members serve three-year terms without compensation. Type of Positions: general public and one member of the County Council
Type of Positions: general public and one member of the County Council

Solid Waste Advisory Committee (16) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 48-38
Description: Reviews and makes recommendations on the collection, transportation, and storage of solid wastes and evaluates the County's solid waste management plan. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: representatives of the general public, solid waste and business industries and the Maryland Municipal League

Strathmore Hall Foundation Board of Directors (21) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 9-1460
Description: Fosters support for the continuing development of the Strathmore Hall Arts Center and effective use of the center's facilities. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: general public

Sustainability Working Group - Inactive (26) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 18A-13
Description: Promotes the improvement of air and water quality, habitat restoration, and economic vitality for County residents through sustainability framework and action plan. Addresses the development of a Climate Protection Plan.
Type of Positions: business community, land development, building, energy distribution or supply firm representatives, persons with expertise in storm water management, clean energy, air quality, forest and habitat protection, members of County civic organizations, persons with scientific and academic expertise, communications and media representatives, and required public agencies.

Taxicab Service Advisory Committee (9) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 53-37
Description: Examines public interest issues as they pertain to taxicab service in the County. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: industry/management representatives, taxicab owners and non-owner operators, and public representatives, including a person with a disability

Technology Investment Fund Loan/Grant Committee - Inactive (7) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution Nos. 12-1712 and 12-1713
Description: Advises the County Executive and Council on matters relating to the projects submitted for funding under the Technology Innovation Fund projects
Type of Positions: Montgomery County Government, MCPS, HOC, M-NCPPC, Montgomery College, WSSC, and a public representative

Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (20) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution Nos. 10-1279 and 12-1724
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on issues and needs for the greater upcounty area and advocates for regional priorities. Members work closely with the Upcounty Regional Services Center staff. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: a cross-section of citizens living or working in the upcounty region

Veterans Affairs, Commission on (16) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 24-61
Description: Disseminates information and educational materials for veterans and their families. Conducts programs, meetings, and conferences to promote veterans' opportunities and rights. Advises on the status of veterans' programs and services in the State and County. Plans public acknowledgements and commemorations of veterans' contributions.
Type of Positions: 8 veterans, who may be members of veterans groups, 4 public members, 1 non-voting County Congressional delegate, and required public agencies.

Victim Services Advisory Board (22) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 24-56
Description: Works with the County's Department of Health and Human Services to periodically review services and facilities for victims and their families. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: professional representatives from the mental health, dental, legal, medical and nursing professions, general public, a member of the clergy, and ex-officio members

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) (6) 
CreatedAnnotated Code of Maryland, Article 29, Sec. 1-102, as amended
Description: Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 29, Sec. 1-102, as amended This bi-county commission works to regulate the agency responsible for public water supply and water treatment and the sewer system. Members serve four-year terms with compensation.
Type of Positions: 3 general public appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Council; no more than two Executive appointees may be from the same political party

Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC) (6) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 87-4.
Description: This multi-jurisdictional commission plans and coordinates transportation in the Washington metropolitan area. Members serve three-year terms with compensation.
Type of Positions: 2 general public appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Council; 1 general public is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Maryland State Senate

Water Quality Advisory Group (18) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 19-49
Description: Advises the County Executive and County Council on issues associated with water quality in the County and State, including streams, rivers and other natural bodies of water. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: representatives include the academic and scientific community, agricultural community, business community, environmental community, public members, and public agency representatives

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (19) 
CreatedMo. Co. Council Resolution No. 9-714, 1980. (previously Bethesda-Chevy Chase Citizens Adv. Board)
Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on issues and needs for the western area of the county and advocates for regional priorities. Members work closely with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center staff. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 12 residents and 7 business representatives

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (11-13) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 68A-5 (a)
Description: Works with County government officials on matters relating to programs, activities and issues for the Wheaton Urban District. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: various

Women, Commission for (15) 
CreatedMo. Co. Code Section 27-28.
Description: Works to promote women's issues and to eliminate inequality, discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sex in such areas as housing, recreation, employment, education, community services, and the judicial system. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Type of Positions: 9 members who are endorsed by organizations whose interests relate to the status of women and 6 independent members

Workforce Investment Board (32) 
CreatedMo. Co. Executive Order No. 159-02
Description: The Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 set forth guidelines for local areas to administer workforce programs and services in the local workforce investment area; this Board administers the Act and establishes policies to guide and lead the workforce agenda in Montgomery County.
Type of Positions: 16 business members, 3 community-based organizations, 2 labor organization representatives, and various County and State Department/agency representatives.