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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Advisory Board Volunteers Wanted

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Are you interested in serving on a City advisory board?

Serve your community, lend your talents, and meet your neighbors. The following advisory boards have vacancies:  

  • Advisory Planning Commission 
  • Airport Authority
  • Animal Welfare Committee
  • Bee City USA 
  • Board of Election Supervisors
  • Committee for a Better Environment 
  • Education Advisory Committee
  • Ethics Commission
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tribute Committee
  • Noise Control Board
  • City Events Advisory Board
  • Seniors Committee
  • Tree and Landscape Board 
  • Veterans Memorial Committee

Interested in volunteering? Please complete and submit an application to jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov  by Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The Mayor and Council will make appointments in June 2022 for three-year terms that will begin on July 1.      For additional information on City advisory boards, please visit our website at www.collegeparkmd.gov.  

The City is currently seeking volunteers for:

Advisory Planning Commission 
Individuals interested in serving on the Advisory Planning Commission should have a City-wide perspective and interest in planning and housing issues; a track record of civic-mindedness from work on other City projects or committees and some knowledge of the planning and development process and related laws and procedures.

Animal Welfare Committee 
Individuals interested in serving on the Animal Welfare Committee should have interest and expertise in animal care and animal rescue.  This committee addresses issues related to domestic and wild animals in the City of College Park and works with the City Animal Control Officer to promote and educate the public about animal welfare.  

Bee City USA 
The Bee City USA Committee enhances community awareness of urban pollinators in the City of College Park. 

Board of Election Supervisors 
The BOES plans and administers the City’s municipal elections.  Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Election Supervisors must be qualified voters of the City and should have an interest in, and general knowledge of, the election process.  Prior experience as an election judge or poll worker is helpful but not required.  

Committee for a Better Environment
Individuals interested in serving on the Community for a Better Environment should have an interest in sustainability and the environment. 

Education Advisory 
Individuals interested in serving on the Education Advisory Committee will support, strengthen and promote the schools that College Park students attend .

Ethics Commission 
The Ethics Commission is established under Chapter 38 of the Code of the City of College Park.  Individuals interested in serving on the City’s Ethics Commission will work to promote the ethical standards set forth in the City Code.  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tribute Committee
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Committee plans and hosts the annual City event in honor of Dr. King.  

Noise Control Board
Individuals interested in serving on the Noise Control Board should have interest or expertise in mediation, noise measurement and control, code interpretation, administrative law, and fair adjudication.

City Events Advisory Board (formerly “Recreation Board”) 
The Recreation Board is becoming the City Events Advisory Board. The City Events Advisory Board recommends, advises, and assists City staff on budgeted events and recreational activities that meet the interests of the City’s diverse community of residents and attract visitors to the City. Individuals interested in serving on this board  should have interest and expertise in entertainment, recreation, social activities, community goals and needs, and community-building.

Seniors Committee 
Individuals interested in serving on the College Park Seniors Committee should have an interest in senior advocacy, community building, networking and outreach.

Tree and Landscape Committee 
Individuals interested in serving on the Tree and Landscape Board should have interest and knowledge of trees, landscaping and gardening, and the benefits they provide to urban infrastructure, as well as local ecological and environmental benefits provided to an urban community.  

Veterans Memorial Committee
Individuals interested in serving on the Veterans Memorial Committee will be involved in planning the City’s Veterans Day and Memorial Day events to honor our veterans.

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