Board and Commission Vacancies

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT GLORIA SITTON AT 703 746-4550 February 15, 2018 The Alexandria City Council is seeking to fill vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions, and committees. at the March 6, 2018 Legislative Meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form electronically via the City’s website no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT GLORIA SITTON AT 703 746-4550

February 15, 2018

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 6, 2018 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 Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  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 Prevention Community Task Force – five vacancies: one vacancy for the City Manager or his designee, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative of private schools, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a middle school representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a parent representative, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a member from and representing Alexandria Elementary Schools, due to a vacated term.  The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members.

Alexandria Transportation Commission - one vacancy for a citizen member who resides east of Quaker Lane, due to a resignation. .  The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately two hours per month is required of each member of the Commission.

Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for a landlord of residential property in the City, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative of the City’s small business community, including the retail, restaurant, or hospitality sector, due to vacated term; and one vacancy for a real estate professional with knowledge and experience in residential real estate, due to a vacated term. The Committee meets at 7:00 p.m., typically 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: one citizen member, due to an expired 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.  

Archaeological Commission – four vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative from the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology, due to a resignation; one vacancy for Planning District II Rep, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, due to an expired 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.

Beauregard Urban Design Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the business community, due to an expired term; two vacancies for professional members skilled in architecture, planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design, due to expired terms. 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: 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. There are no meetings during July and August.

Building Code Board of Appeals – one vacancy: one vacancy for an alternate member, due to a change to increase membership.  The meetings are called when appeals are filed.

Citizen Corps Council – two vacancies: one vacancy for a designee from the Alexandria School Board, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a member in good standing of the CERT Program, due to an expired 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 – five vacancies: one vacancy for a professional in the field related to the visual appearance of the cityscape, such as architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture or urban design, due to an expiring term; two vacancies for members who represent the public at large, as arts consumers or participants, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a member who has expertise in the arts, including, but not limited to, arts educators, professional practitioners of various art disciplines and professional administrators working in the arts, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a member who has specific expertise in visual arts either as a professional practitioner of visual art, curator of visual art, or as a professional art administrator 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.

Commission on Aging – one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Approximately four to six hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on Employment – two vacancies: one vacancy for a business representative, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a business representative from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to a vacated 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 – five vacancies: one vacancy for a Alexandria City Public Schools Representative, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative from Hospice of Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative from the Human Rights Commission, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a member who is a practicing physician, 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 – one vacancy for a T.C. Williams student, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the second Monday every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November). Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Commission members.

Commission on Persons with Disabilities – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expired term and one vacancy for an at-large representative of the business community, due to an expired term.  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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for the Chief of Police, due to a resignation; and one representative of local education, 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.            

Emergency Medical Services Council – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Red Cross, due to a resignation; and 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 – one vacancy for a member from the field of environmental sciences (e.g. environmental/sanitary engineering, ecology, geology, botany, hydrology, chemistry) or who have Alexandria waterfront expertise, provided   that at least four members shall have scientific expertise, 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 – five vacancies: one vacancy for a member nominated by the First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a member who is a representative of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a member nominated by the Alexandria Jaycees, 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 require of Committee members.

Health Systems Agency of No. Virginia – one vacancy for a consumer member, due to an expiring term. Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission –five vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors, due to an expired term; one vacancy for Alexandria Society for Preservation of Black Heritage representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a business representative, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a business representative who shall be designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a representative from Alexandria 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 representative of the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board (current member), due to an expired 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.

Local Emergency Planning Committee – two vacancies: 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 and one vacancy for a representative of a community group, due to an expired 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 – two vacancies for high school youth of the City, due to expiring terms.  The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a business community representative, due to an expiring term.  The Committee meets at the call of the Chair.

Public Health Advisory Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member who is not a health professional, 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, 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 Assessment 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 Chairman.

Sister Cities Committee – two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and one due to an expired 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.  

Social Services Advisory Board – two vacancies for parent members, due to expired terms. 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.

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

Towing Advisory Board – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member from Alexandria law-enforcement agencies to be nominated by the head of the agency, due to an ordinance amendment; and one vacancy for a member representing licensed towing and recovery operators doing business in the City of Alexandria, due to an ordinance amendment.  The Board meets annual at the call of the Chair.     

Visit Alexandria Board of Governors - seven vacancies: one vacancy for a retail business owner/manager representative, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a historic/preservation representative, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for an attraction representative, due to an expiring term; three vacancies for representatives from one of the following sectors: hotel, retail, restaurant or association, due to expiring terms; and one vacancy for a hotel owner/manager, due to an expiring term.  The applicants will need to be recommended by the Visit Alexandria Board of Governors. The Board meets on the third Monday of the month in July, October, November, January, March, May, and June.   Approximately three hours per month is required of Board members.

Waterfront Commission – three vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen representative from Park Planning District III, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expired term.  The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each 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 Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk/Clerk of Council Office at 703 746-4550.

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