Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

Release ID: 08-145
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 11/14/2008
Application Deadline: 12/5/2008

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board. Three incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.

The Board is composed of 18 residents and/or business persons of communities in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area. Applicants must work or reside within the Silver Spring Regional Center's service boundaries. The boundaries include: 495 south of the beltway (exception: all Four Corners neighborhoods north of the beltway are included); Rock Creek park to the west; the District of Columbia line to the south; and the Prince George’s County line to the east. Homeowners and apartment dwellers are invited to apply in order to establish a balanced representation.

Members serve without compensation. Meetings are usually held the second Monday evening of each month at various locations in Silver Spring. Members are also asked to serve on a subcommittee, and are required to attend at least 75 percent of the meetings in a six month period.

The Board acts as liaison between the Silver Spring communities and the county government by identifying neighborhood and business concerns and making recommendations to county officials. It advises the Silver Spring Regional Services Center Director on area needs and priorities such as economic development, transportation, housing, education, human services, and downtown redevelopment.

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply, and should write by December 5 to County Executive Isiah Leggett at the Executive Office Building, l0l Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850 or send an e-mail to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. A brief resume, including work and home phone numbers, should be enclosed.

Members of county boards, committees, and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members of this board are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.

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