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Posted on: February 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Volunteers Needed for Prince George’s County Boards and Commissions

County Government has immediate openings for volunteers interested in serving on the following Prince George’s County Boards and Commissions

Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Government has immediate openings for volunteers interested in serving on the following Prince George’s County Boards and Commissions:

  • Enterprise Road Corridor Development Review District Commission
  • Solid Waste Advisory Commission
  • Commission for Animal Control
  • Historic Preservation Commission

Individuals who are interested in serving should possess some expertise or interest that will enhance the board or commission’s objectives. Interested persons must be current residents of Prince George’s County and are required to submit a resume and letter of interest. The letter of interest, which should not exceed 350 words, should highlight the applicant’s experiences and reasons for wanting to serve. All information must be sent via email to PGCBC@co.pg.md.us no later than 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

To read more about Prince George’s County Boards and Commissions, please visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/456/Boards-Commissions. To read the Prince George’s County Code, please visit https://library.municode.com/md/prince_george's_county/codes/code_of_ordinances

Commission Descriptions & Criteria:

Enterprise Road Corridor Development Review District Commission

DESCRIPTION: 

Reviews and comments on all applications for subdivision of land located within the Enterprise Road Corridor boundaries and be made a party of record in all zoning and subdivision matters for which parties of record are identified, which involve property within the District before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, the Planning Board, or the District Council.

VOLUNTEER CANDIDATE CRITERIA: 

  • Active in a homeowners association
  • Interest in land development
  • Real-estate knowledge base
  • Banking knowledge base
  • Business Professional
  • Resident property owner within the Enterprise Road Corridor (preferred); Enterprise Road Corridor boundaries include vicinity of Route 202, Enterprise, Woodmore, Glendale, Lanham- Severn, Hillmeade and Oak Grove Roads.

Solid Waste Advisory Commission

DESCRIPTION:

Provides community input, guidance and advice to the County Executive and County Council on matters relating to solid waste management within the county. Members of the Commission review and offer recommendations on the ten-year solid waste management plan; investigate and prepare fiscal impact statements and make recommendations on systematic programs and alternative methods, both public and private, for storage, collection, transportation, processing, disposal and resource recovery of solid waste, including sludge.

VOLUNTEER CANDIDATE CRITERIA: 

  • Environmentally conscious
  • Interest in solid waste issues
  • Improving and preserving health and property values through awareness of the environment
  • Reside in Southern Prince George’s County (preferred)

Commission for Animal Control

DESCRIPTION:

Recommends to the County Executive and to the Director of the Department of the Environment rules and regulations regarding operation of the animal management facility. Conducts public hearings to determine whether violations have occurred and recommends changes in the law regarding the control of animals. Reviews and recommends modifications to the Animal Control Program budget; imposes penalties and orders affirmative actions; and conducts public hearings.

VOLUNTEER CANDIDATE CRITERIA:

  • Experience in humane organizations
  • Experience in veterinary medicine
  • Experience in the kennel and pet industry

Historic Preservation Commission

DESCRIPTION:

Administers the provisions of the county's historic preservation ordinance (Subtitle 29, Prince George’s County Code) and the county’s preservation tax credit program. The Commission’s responsibilities are to preserve, protect, and enhance the properties listed in the County Inventory of Historic Resources.

VOLUNTEER CANDIDATE CRITERIA:

  • Education or professional background in history, architecture, architectural history, archeology, anthropology, agriculture and historic preservation or, the field of commerce, realty, municipal governance, community association, building/preservation restoration, home building and law.
  • All volunteer candidates must be willing to attend monthly meetings and special events, share ideas and collaborate with like-minded individuals and engage in meaningful dialogue with elected official, agency directors and others.

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