Takoma Park City Council Accepting Applications for City Boards, Committee Volunteers

The Takoma Park City Council is accepting applications for City Boards and Committee volunteers through September 30.

“Please apply if you would like to take an active role in the community and help make Takoma Park a more livable, environmentally sustainable, equitable community,” the City Council said in a news release.

The City Boards open to applicants include:

  • City Boards and Commissions have specific regulatory or quasi-judicial responsibilities in an area of City law.
  • Board of Elections plans and conducts all our City elections in coordination with the City Clerk. The Board also does voter education and outreach in our community, and reviews City election laws and procedures after an election to recommend changes as needed.
  • Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA) represents the interest of tenants and landlords and hears cases in matters affecting rental housing in Takoma Park.
  • Ethics Commission certifies compliance with state and city ethics requirements, hears complaints on potential City ethics violations, and advises on how the City ethics law applies to covered individuals.
  • Tree Commission hears appeals of City tree permit decisions in keeping with the City’s goal to preserve, protect and promote our community’s urban forest.

The Committees open to volunteer applications include:

  • Arts & Humanities Committee focuses on matters relating to the arts and encourages the appreciation and participation of City residents in the arts and humanities.
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee assists in City planning and preparations for emergency operations and engages residents in how to plan, prepare and recover from emergencies.
  • Grants Review Committee reviews and recommends grant applications for the Community “Quality of Life” Grants awarded annually to nonprofits and business associations that serve City residents by providing greater access and opportunities for participation in the arts and sciences.
  • Green Team supports City efforts to achieve Sustainable Maryland certification, which in turn helps the City Council to meet its environmental goals and priorities.
  • Recreation Committee concentrates on serving the varied recreation needs of our residents, emphasizing youth, seniors and diverse resident backgrounds, on uses of City facilities, and on a wider range of related community needs such as health, leisure, education, enrichment programs.

Applications are being accepted through September 30, and more information can be found on the City’s Boards, Commissions & Committees website.

Photo courtesy City of Takoma Park

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