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Board & Commission Vacancies

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JACKIE HENDERSON AT 703 746-4550

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 November 11, 2014, City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically via the City’s website http://www.alexandriava.gov/Boards no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014. 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 – two vacancies: one for a builder or developer of residential property, due to a resignation; and one for a representative of an employer in the City who employs at least 100 employees, due to a resignation. 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 Gang Task Force – six vacancies: one parent representative, due to a resignation; one member from and representing Alexandria middle schools, due to an expired term; one representative of the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action; one member representing the youth of the City, due to an administrative action; 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-Caen Sister City Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member due to an expiring term. The committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of committee members. 

Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee – six vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and five due to resignations.  The committee meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.  Approximately three 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. 

Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, due to an administrative action.  The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Committee members. 

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – five vacancies: two for community members with experiences as parents, guardians, teachers and/or expertise in early childhood, youth or general education policy, due to resignations; one for a community member with expertise in children, youth and family issues, public safety, medical/health related profession or non-profit experience, due to a resignation; and two for youth representatives, one due to an expiring term and one due to a resignation. 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 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 the Arts – two vacancies: one for a member who represents the public at large, as an arts consumer and participant, due to an expiring term; and one for a member with expertise in the arts, either as practitioners of various art disciplines or as professional administrators working in the field, due to a resignation. 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 one grant review panel and one committee. 

Commission on Aging – three vacancies: one for a citizen member who is 60 years of age or older due to a resignation; and two citizen members, due to resignations. 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: one business representative from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to a resignation; one citizen member, due to a resignation; and one for a representative from such organizations as educational agencies, organized labor, rehabilitation agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies and the public employment services, 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 – nine vacancies: one member who is a practicing physician, due to a resignation; one Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association representative, due to a resignation; one student who currently attends high school in the City of Alexandria, due to an expired term; one representative of the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, due to an expired term; one representative from the Human Rights Commission, due to a resignation; one representative of Inova Alexandria Hospital Department of Pastoral Services due to a resignation; one Alexandria chapter of the American Red Cross representative, due to an administrative action; and one member from and representing the City of Alexandria Public Schools due to an expired term. 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 – five vacancies: two citizen members, both due to resignations; 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.

Commission on Persons with Disabilities – three vacancies:  two for citizen members, due to expiring terms; and one for a representative of the business community, appointed by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.  Approximately six to ten hours a month are required of Commission members.

Community Criminal Justice Board – three vacancies: two citizen members due to an expired term; and one 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 – three vacancies: two parent representatives who are not employees of any public or private program which receives funds from the Comprehensive Services Act, due to resignations; and one for the director of the Juvenile Court Services Unit, due to a resignation. 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 representative of the Sheriff or the Sheriff’s designee, due to a resignation; 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. 

Economic Opportunities Commission – three vacancies for representatives of the poor, certified by the Commission, due to resignations. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Emergency Medical Services Council – six vacancies: one representative of the hospital administration at Inova Alexandria Hospital, due to a resignation; one representative of the hospital administration at Alexandria Inova Hospital, due to a resignation; one operational medical director, due to an expiring term; one emergency room physician from Alexandria Hospital, due to an administrative action; one representative of the Alexandria Medical Society who has privileges at Alexandria Hospital, due to an expired term; and one 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.

Environmental Policy Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets for a work session on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately 15 hours per month are required of commission members. 

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – eleven vacancies: one for a citizen member, due to a term limit; one member nominated by the First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, due to a resignation; one member nominated by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society, due to an expiring term; two business community representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, one due to an expired term and one due to an expiring term; one member nominated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars due to a resignation; 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.

Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia – one vacancy for either a consumer member (broadly representative of the health service area, including individuals representing the principal social, economic and racial populations of the area or for a provider member (must be a representative of a wide range of health care professionals.) Consumer or provider appointees from racial minorities and representatives of handicapped populations are urged to apply, as well as representatives of the insurance industry and the business community. The board meets monthly, usually on the second Monday of each month, at 7:30 p.m.  Members may also meet an additional evening per month for committee work, and additional hours are necessary for reading background materials that are distributed to members. Most board and committee meetings are held in Fairfax County near Falls Church. 

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – two vacancies: one business representative, designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an administrative action; and one Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association representative, due to an administrative action. 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 to an expiring term. The Commission meets at the call of the chairperson. 

Human Rights Commission – two vacancies: one representative of the Commission on Aging, due to a resignation; and one Landlord-Tenant Relations Board representative, due to a resignation. 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.

Local Emergency Planning Committee – three vacancies: one for a representative from law enforcement and firefighting personnel, due to a resignation; one for a 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 – two vacancies: one for a Potomac East area representative, due to an expired term; and one for a Potomac West area representative, due to a resignation. The Committee meets at the call of the chair. 

Public Health Advisory Commission - 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 – two vacancies for citizen members, due to expired terms.  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 expired term. The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and participates in the Christmas Walk and Scottish games. 

Social Services Advisory Board – three vacancies: two for citizen members, due to resignations; and one for a parent representative, 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 – three vacancies: one citizen member, due to an expiring term; and two members representing the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, due to expiring terms. 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.

Urban Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a representative of the Old Town North business community, due to an expired term. 

Waterfront Commission – three vacancies: one for a representative of the Environmental Policy Commission, due to an expiring term; one for a representative of the Old Town Business Association, due to an expiring term; and one for a citizen representative from Park Planning District III, due to an expired 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. 

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.