Council Looking for Applications for Acting Chair, Members of Planning Board

The County Council is looking for applicants to serve as temporary acting chair and commissioners on the Planning Board following this week’s resignations of all five members.

The council is planning to act quickly and applications are due no later than Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. and the council will vote on designating the temporary members on Oct. 25, according to a press release.

County residents with expertise in land use, planning, economic development, transportation, and environmental and park issues are invited to apply.

“No more than three members of the Planning Board may be from the same political party, and each member must be a resident and registered voter of Montgomery County when appointed,” the release reads. “This position can be filled by a Democrat, Republican, a voter who is unaffiliated with a party, or a voter who is a member of another party officially recognized by the Board of Elections.

“The annual compensation for Planning Board commissioners is currently $30,000, and the chair currently earns $215,727.”

The board meets each Thursday, including many evenings, and schedules other meetings as needed. In addition, the entire Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, of which the board is a part, meets the third Wednesday of every month.

Letters of application expressing interest, including a résumé (no more than 4 pages) listing professional and civic experience, political party affiliation, home and office telephone numbers, and an email address, should be addressed to: Council President Gabe Albornoz and emailed to [email protected], or mailed to the County Council Office, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md. 20850.

Letters also should indicate if the applicant is interested in serving as the temporary acting chair, a temporary acting member, or either role.

Moe information about the duties and expectations of the board is available online.

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