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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 June 10, 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 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 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 builder or developer of residential property, 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 Economic Development Partnership - The Nominating Committee of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (www.alexecon.org) is currently seeking applicants for the citizen director position on the AEDP Board of Directors. The successful applicant will serve a three year term, beginning July 1, 2015.  Candidates must live within the City of Alexandria and have professional experience in one of the following business sectors: Finance; Real Estate; Major Employer (with more than 250 employees); Advertising/Public Relations; Land Use/Development; Attorney/Architect/Planner/Engineer; Information Technology; Defense Industry, Retail/Hospitality and Trade or Professional Associations.  Any interested candidates should submit a resume and brief statement explaining their desire to serve to the AEDP by Friday, May 29, 2015.  Resumes and statements can be emailed to Stephanie Landrum, landrum@alexecon.org

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.

Alexandria Marketing Committee – one vacancy for a member with experience or expertise in the following areas: marketing/communications, advertising agency/public relations, media buyer, graphic design/production, and or media relations/media outlet, due to an expiring term. The Committee meets three times a year at 8:00 a.m.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.  

Beauregard Urban Design Advisory Committee – four vacancies: three citizen members, due to expiring terms; and one qualified professional member skilled in architecture, planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design, due to an expiring 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. 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.

Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District – two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and one due to a term limit. The Board meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. (except in August when they are on recess.) Approximately 10 hours per month are required of Board members.

Board of Architectural Review – Parker-Gray District – two vacancies:  one citizen member, due to an expiring term; and one architect member, due to an expiring term.  The Board meets on the fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except in August when they are on recess.)  Approximately five hours per month are required of Board members.

Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee – two vacancies for citizen members, due to expiring terms. 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a 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 – 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 on Employment – three vacancies: one vacancy for a business representative from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to an expiring term; and two citizen members, one due to a resignation and one due to an expiring term. 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 – two vacancies: 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 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 – two vacancies: one for a representative of local education to be nominated by the Superintendent of Schools, due to an expired 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 – five vacancies: two 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, both due to expiring terms; 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.  

Emergency Medical Services Council – three vacancies: one vacancy for the Alexandria Operational Medical Director, due to an expiring term; one citizen member, due to a term limit; 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.

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – three vacancies: two business community representatives nominated by the Chamber of Commerce, both due to expired terms; 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 for a representative from Christ Church, 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.

Landlord-Tenant Relations Board – two vacancies: one vacancy for a landlord or representative of a landlord representative, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a tenant member representative, due to a resignation. 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.  

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 a representative of the broadcast and print media, 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 an expired term. The Committee meets at the call of the chair.  

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one for a citizen member who shall be a health professional and at the time of appointment derive, or within the previous five years derived, their principal income from providing health care, health services or health relations activities, due to an expiring 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 – two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and one due to a resignation. 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.  

Real Estate Assessments Review Board – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Board meets three times per week from June through December at the call of the chair.

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.  

Towing Advisory Board – two vacancies: one for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; and one Police Department representative, due to an expiring term. The Board meets several times a year at the call of the chair.

Waterfront Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member from Park Planning District I, 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.