Council Appointed Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Montgomery County Council appoints members to various County boards, committees and commissions. Vacancies on the boards are listed below and all residents who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply before the stated deadlines. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline dates.

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List of Council Appointed Boards, Committees and Commissions

Montgomery County Planning Board
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.
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Airpark Liaison Committee
Description: Provides a forum for communication between interested groups and individuals concerned with the operations of the Montgomery County Airpark.
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Board of Appeals
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.
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Charter Review Commission
Description: Reviews the County Charter and makes recommendations on proposed Charter amendments. Members serve four-year terms without compensation.
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Commission on Redistricting
Description: To present a plan of Council districts, together with a report explaining it, to the Council.
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Merit System Protection Board
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.

Policing Advisory Commission
Description: Advises the Council on policing matters and recommends policies, programs, legislation, or regulations with regards to policing.

Public Election Finance Committee
Description: Recommends funding for the Public Election Fund. It must report to the Council by March 1 of each year and estimate the funding necessary to implement the campaign finance system and recommend an appropriation for the Public Election Fund for the following year.

The Council appoints representatives to other boards and committees, including the Committee to Study Compensation; Nominating Committee for the Board of Trustees of Montgomery College; Bethesda Urban Partnership, Grants Advisory Group; Board of Investment Trustees; and Airpark Liaison. For further information, call 240-777-7925.