City of Alexandria Seeking Help on Boards & Commissions

If you’re interested in giving back to the community, 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 October 23, 2012, 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 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2012. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee – five vacancies: one representative who is a landlord of residential property in the City, due to an expired term; one faith community representative, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative from the Planning and Zoning Department due to a resignation; and one representative from the Department of Community and Human Services, due to a resignation. The Committee, whose members also serve on the Housing Master Plan Advisory Group, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. for Housing Master Plan business. Separate Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meetings will be held at 6:30 the same evening on an as-needed basis. In the event Committee business is expected to take longer than 30 minutes, a special meeting will be held on an alternate date convenient to the majority of members. Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Committee members.

Alexandria ASAP (Alcohol Safety Action Program) Board – This is an existing board but its members will now be appointed by City Council. One vacancy for a public defender representative. The Board meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

Alexandria Gang Task Force – one vacancy for a member from and representing the youth of the City, due to a resignation. The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members.

Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee – seven vacancies for citizen members due to resignations. The committee meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Approximately three hours per month are required of Committee members.

Beautification Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. 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 – one vacancy for a member chosen by the Alexandria School Board, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Citizen Corps Council – five vacancies: one representative from the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross due to a resignation; one representative of an Alexandria civic association due to a resignation; one representative of the Alexandria business community, due to an expired term; one member designated by the Alexandria School Board due to a resignation; and one representative of the Crime Prevention Council, or an individual with law enforcement or crime prevention experience, 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 – one vacancy for a business representative from among recognized area businesses, including minority owned and small businesses, 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 – five vacancies: one vacancy for a member representing an HIV/AIDS service organization that provides services in the City to the minority community, due to a resignation; one Alexandria chapter of the American Red Cross representative, due to an administrative action; one member from and representing the Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Department of Pastoral Services; one member from and representing the Community Services Board due to an expired term; 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 – four vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a member representing a provider of local telephone communication services in the City of Alexandria due to an expired term; one School Board representative, due to an administrative action; and one member representing the holder of the City’s cable television franchise, due to an administrative action. 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 vacancies for disabled citizens, due to resignations; and one representative of the business community, 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 – one vacancy for a representative of local education to be nominated by the Superintendent of Schools, due to a resignation. 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.

Economic Opportunities Commission – four vacancies: one for a representative of business, industry, labor, religious, welfare or other private groups and interests certified by the Commission, due to a resignation; two for representatives of low income individuals and families in the City of Alexandria, who must be democratically chosen as an EOC representative by the low-income members of the respective organization or geographic area, due to resignations; and one representative for Councilwoman Hughes, due to a resignation. 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 – 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.

Environmental Policy Commission – three vacancies: two members from the field of environmental sciences (e.g., environmental/sanitary engineering, ecology, geology, botany, hydrology, chemistry) or who have Alexandria waterfront expertise, both due to resignations; and one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria business community, due to a resignation. 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 – nine vacancies: one citizen member, due to an expired term; one Alexandria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution representative, due to a resignation; 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 a veterans organization other than the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion, due to a resignation; 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; one member nominated by the Masonic Fraternity, due to a resignation; and one member who attends high school in the City of Alexandria, 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 citizen member, due to an expiring term; one representative from the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage due to a resignation; and one representative from Landmarks Society/Stabler Leadbeater due to an expired term. 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 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 – one vacancy for an owner/operator of facilities subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of the Super Fund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), due to an expiring term. The Committee meets quarterly at the call of the chair. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.

Park and Recreation Commission – one vacancy for high school youth in the City of Alexandria, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately ten hours per month are required of Commission members.

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a health professional, who, at the time of appointment derive, or within the previous five years derived, their principal income from providing health care, health services or health related activities, due to expired terms; 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.

Sister Cities Committee – two vacancies for representatives of the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee due to resignations. 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 – one vacancy for a parent member, 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.

Waterfront Commission – one vacancy for a representative of the Old Town Business Association, 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.

USS Alexandria Liaison Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expired term. The Committee meets as needed.
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.

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