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Board and Commission Vacancies

The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the March 8, 2016, City Council meeting.

All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form electronically via the City’s website at www.alexandriava.gov/Boards no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council. Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time. 

Alexandria Gang Task Force – five vacancies: one member from and representing Alexandria City Elementary Schools, due to a resignation; one member from and representing the youth of the City of Alexandria, due to an expired term; one City Manager or his designee representative, due to a resignation; one member from a community organization with specific outreach to the Latino community, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a member from and representing the faith based community, due to an administrative action. The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members.

Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for a homeowner in the City representative, due to an expiring term; and two representatives of the City’s small business community, including the retail, restaurant or hospitality sectors, due to an ordinance change. The Committee meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Committee members. 

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority - one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately six hours per month are required of Commissioners.

Alexandria Renew Enterprises – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. The Authority meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Authority members. 

Alexandria Transportation Commission – one vacancy for a member from the Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors, nominated by the Board, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately two hours per month are required of commission members. 

Archaeological Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from Planning District I, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Beauregard Urban Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a representative of the business community, due to an expired term. The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Committee members. 

Beautification Commission – two vacancies for citizen members, due to resignations. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a high school student representative, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a young adult (ages 18-21) due to an administrative action. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of commission members. 

Citizen Corps Council – one vacancy for a citizen designated by the Alexandria School Board, due to an expiring term. The Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately four hours per month are required of Council members. 

Commission for the Arts – one vacancy for a member who shall have specific expertise in visual arts, either as professional practitioners of visual arts, curators of visual arts, or as professional arts administrators currently working in the field, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately twelve hours per month are required of Commission members. Commissioners are required to become involved in various art projects/events throughout the City and serve on at least one committee or task force.  

Commission on Employment – one vacancy for a business representative from among recognized area businesses, including minority owned and small businesses, due to an administrative action.  The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Commission on HIV/AIDS – three vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an administrative action; one member who is a practicing physician, due to a resignation; and one representative of Inova Alexandria Hospital Department of Pastoral Services due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Commission on Information Technology – two vacancies: one T.C. Williams High School student, recommended by the faculty; one representative of an institution of higher education located in Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; and one representative from the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the second Monday of every month. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Commission members.

Community Criminal Justice Board – two vacancies: one for a representative of a non-profit organization, as recommended by the Alexandria United Way, due to an expiring term; and one for the administrator of the Community Services Board, due to an expiring term. The Board meets quarterly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Board members.

Community Services Board – five vacancies: two vacancies for consumers (current or former direct recipients of public or private mental health, intellectual disability, or substance abuse treatment rehabilitation services) or family members (immediate family member or the principal caregiver who is not paid) of consumer, one due to a resignation and one due to an expired term; two citizen members, one due to a resignation and one due to an expired term; and one for a licensed physician representative, due to a resignation. The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Approximately eight hours per month are required of Board members. 

Emergency Medical Services Council – one vacancy for a representative of the Emergency Nurses Association from Alexandria Hospital, due to an expired term. The Council meets quarterly at the call of the chair.

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – six vacancies: one member nominated by the Alexandria Jaycees, due to an expired term; one member nominated by a Veterans organization other than the American Legion or the VFW, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a member who attends high school in the City of Alexandria, due to an expired term; one member nominated by the City of Alexandria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, due to an expired term; and two business community representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, both due to expired terms. The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately three to five hours per month are required of Committee members.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – three vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, due to an expired term; one for a representative from Christ Church, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a representative from the Public Records Advisory Commission, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The Commission does not meet in the summer. Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members.

Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due an administration action (term limit). The Commission meets at the call of the chair.

Human Rights Commission – one vacancy for a representative from the Commission for Women, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Landlord-Tenant Relations Board – one vacancy for a low-income tenant representative, due to an administrative action (term limit.)  The Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately five hours per month are required of Board members. 

Local Emergency Planning Committee – two vacancies: one representative of broadcast and print media, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for an owner and operator of a facility subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), due to a vacancy created by a term limit. The Committee meets quarterly at the call of the chair.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members. 

Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expired term.

Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Potomac West area, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative of the Potomac Yard areas, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a Potomac East area representative (the area east of Route 1 and including Potomac Greens, Old Town Greens, and the Northeast and Braddock Planning Areas) due to an expired term. The Committee meets at the call of the chair. 

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member who shall not be a health professional, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a Community Services Board representative, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.

Public Records Advisory Commission – three vacancies for citizen members, due to resignations. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Sister Cities Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., and participates in the Christmas Walk and Scottish games. Approximately four hours per month are required of Committee members. 

Social Services Advisory Board – one vacancy for a client member (who is associated with the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) as a foster or adoptive parent, as one who receives benefits such as Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF, or who receives or helps provide other DCHS services,) due to a resignation. The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately six hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Torpedo Factory Art Center Board – two vacancies for community-at-large representatives, as recommended by the TFACB, both due to resignations. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Approximately 8-10 hours per month are required of board members. 

Towing Advisory Board – one vacancy for a Police Department representative, due to an expired term. The Board meets several times a year at the call of the chair.

Traffic and Parking Board – two vacancies for citizen members, both due to expiring terms. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Board members.

Visit Alexandria Board of Governors – twelve vacancies, all due to expiring term: one vacancy for an attraction representative; one vacancy for an historic/preservation representative; one vacancy for a hotel owner/manager representative; one vacancy for a restaurant owner/manager representative; one national or international trade or professional association executive; one retail owner/manager representative; four vacancies from the hotel, restaurant, association or retail areas; and two at-large representatives. These appointments will be made in June, 2016.

Waterfront Commission – one vacancy for a representative of the Commission for the Arts, due to an expiring term; The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. Approximately five hours per month are required of Committee members. 

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Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time. 

Please note that the term “expiring term” means the position vacancy is due to a term of an incumbent that is about to expire, and the incumbent may or may not reapply for the position.

All applicants must comply with City Ordinance No. 2452, which states that no appointee shall reside outside of the City of Alexandria unless a residency waiver is granted, and City Ordinance No. 2641, which states that City employees may not apply for vacancies on boards, committee or commissions that relate to the responsibilities of the department in which they are employed. 

Members of the Human Rights Commission are available to assist any person or attend any meeting to explain the board and commission application process.  To request such assistance, contact Jean Kelleher at 703 746-3140. For further information about the vacancies or responsibilities of these boards and commissions, contact Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk/Clerk of Council Office at 703 746-4550.