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Board & 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 May 12, 2015 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 Monday, April 27, 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council. Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time.  

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee - one vacancy for a representative of a civic association in the City, due to an expiring term. 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-Caen Sister City Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. Approximately four hours per month are required of committee members.  

Alexandria Gang Task Force – five vacancies: two members from and representing the youth of the City of Alexandria, one due to an administrative action and one 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.

Archaeological Commission – one vacancy for a representative of the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology, due to an expiring term. 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.  

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a student representative, due to an expiring 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria business community, due to a resignation. 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 Women – three vacancies for citizen members, all due to expiring terms. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on Aging – one vacancy for a health care provider organization, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month, except in July and August, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commission members. Commissioners are required to become involved in at least one committee.  

Commission on Employment – three vacancies: two for business representatives from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to resignations; and one citizen member, due to a resignation. 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 member who is a practicing physician, due to a resignation; one representative of Inova Alexandria Hospital Department of Pastoral Services due to a resignation; and one representative from Alexandria Hospital, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Commission on Information Technology – three 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 – three vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; one for a representative of local education to be nominated by the Superintendent of Schools, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative of the business community recommended by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expired 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 Policy and Management Team – two vacancies for parent representatives who are not employees of any public or private program which receives funds from the Comprehensive Services Act, due to resignations. The Team meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Team members.  

Community Services Board – three vacancies: one for a citizen member, due to an expired term; one for a consumer who is currently receiving services, 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.  

Convention and Visitors Association (Visit Alexandria) Board of Governors – three vacancies: one member who is a retail owner/manager representative; and two members that are from any of the following areas: hotel owner/manager; restaurant owner/manager; trade or professional association executive; or a retail owner/manager. These applications will first go to the ACVA Board who will then make a recommendation to City Council for appointment in June. The Board meets on the third Monday of the month in July, October, November, January, March, May and June.  Approximately three 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 – four vacancies: two business community representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, both due to expired terms; one member nominated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars due to a resignation; and one member nominated by the Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations due to a resignation.  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 Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative of Planning District II, due to an expiring 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.

Human Rights Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, 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.

Law Library Board – three vacancies for citizen members, due to resignations.  The Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Approximately 1-1/2 hours per meeting are required of Board members.   

Local Emergency Planning Committee – three vacancies: one for an owner and operator of facilities subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of Super Fund Amendments and reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), due to an expiring term;  one representative of broadcast and print media, due to an expired term; and one 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.  

Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee – 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 expired terms. The Committee meets at the call of the chair.  

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a Community Services Board representative, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a physician practicing in the City nominated by the Alexandria Medical Society due to a resignation. 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expired term. 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.  

Waterfront Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member who resides east of Washington Street and south of King Street, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, due to a resignation. 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.