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Boards and Commissions

The County Executive and County Council encourages people who live or work in Montgomery County to become actively invovled in matters affecting the quality of life in the community.  There are more than 75 Boards, Committees and Commissions appointed by the County Executive, with confirmation by the County Council. 

The County has 16 boards, committees and commissions related to the work of Department of Health and Human Services.  Members provide feedback and advice to the County Executive of matters relating to policies and issues of concern to the community. 

Boards, committees and commissions generlly meet one or two evenings per month and members have three year terms.  Vacancies are advertised and often published by area media outlets.

 

DHHS Boards and Commissions

 

Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
  • 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.
     
 
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Advisory Council
  • 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

 

Board of Social Services
  • Created: Maryland 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
     
 
Citizens Review Panel Advisory Group
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Collaboration Council on Children, Youth and Families
  • Created: Mo. 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.
     
Commission on Aging
  • Created: Mo. 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

 

Commission on Child Care
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Commission on Children and Youth
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Commission on Health
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Commission on Juvenile Justice
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Commission on People with Disabilities
  • Created: Mo. 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.
     
Commission on Veterans Affairs
  • Created: Mo. 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.
     
Community Action Board (27-39)
  • Created: Mo. 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
     

Homelessness, Interagency Commission on 

  • Created: Mo. Co. Code, Ch. 24-62 through 24-70, effective 7/10/14
  • Description: Advises the County Executive and the County Council on matters relating to improvements to the Continuum of Care, educating the community about homelessness, and recommending and promoting partnerships with private organizations; businesses and foundations, or any state or federal government agency, to improve the County's ability to prevent and reduce homelessness.  T
  • Type of Positions: General public
 
Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Created: Mo. 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
     
Montgomery Cares Advisory Board
  • Created: Mo. 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.
     
Victim Services Advisory Board
  • Created: Mo. 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