Board and Commission Vacancies

The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions, and committees. Council will act on these vacancies a the October 10, 2017 City Council meeting. For further information, please contact Gloria Sitton at 703.746.4550 .

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

September 11, 2017

 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 10, 2017 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 Friday, September 29, 2017. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.  Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time. 

Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Board – one vacancy for an attorney representative, due to an expired term.  The Board shall supervise the ASAP Director.  The Director shall be responsible for implementing the operational policies for the Alexandria ASAP, hiring and supervising additional staff, and controlling all revenues and expenditures. The Board meets at the call of the Chair.

Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force – five vacancies: one member from and representing T.C. Williams High School, due to an expired term; one vacancy for the City Manager or his designee, due to a resignation; one vacancy for an at-large member from and representing the youth of the City of Alexandria, due to an expired term; one vacancy for an at-large member from and representing the youth of the City of Alexandria, due to an administrative action; and one vacancy for a representative of private schools, due to an expiring term.  The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members.

Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a landlord of residential property in the City, due to an expired 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 – five vacancies for citizen member, due to expiring terms.  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; and one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, due to a resignation and one representative from the Alexandria Association, 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.

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 - four vacancies for citizen members, three due to expiring terms and one due to 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.

Carlyle/Eisenhower East Design Review Board – one vacancy for the City Manager’s designee, due to an expiring term. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately 3 hours are required of Board members.  

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 Women – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a representative of older persons, due to an expiring 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 – one vacancy for a business representative from 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 p.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on HIV/AIDS – four vacancies: 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 Persons with Disabilities – two vacancies: one vacancy for an at-large representative of the business community, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an administrative action (term limit).  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 for a citizen member, due to an expiring term and one for a representative of the business community recommended by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expiring 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: one vacancy for a parent representative who is not an employee of any public or private program which receives funds from the Children’s Services Act, due to an expired team; and one vacancy for the superintendent of school of his/her designee, due to an expiring term. 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the poor certified by the Commission, due to an expiring term and one vacancy for a representative appointed by Councilwoman Pepper certified by the Commission, 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 – 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.

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – seven vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, due to an expired term; 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 nominated by the Federation of Civic Associations, due to a resignation; 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.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – four vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from Planning District I, one due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Visit Alexandria representative, due to an expired term, and one vacancy for a representative from Planning District II, due to an expiring 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.

Industrial Development Authority – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Authority meets at the call of the Chairperson.

Landlord-Tenant Relations Board – three vacancies: one vacancies for a landlord, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a low-income tenant representative, due to an administrative action (term limit); and one vacancy for a tenant member, due to an expiring term.  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. 

Local Emergency Planning Committee – three 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; one vacancy for a representative of a community group, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a representative of broadcast and print media, 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.    

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from Alexandria City Public Schools, due to an expiring term and one vacancy from the Fire Department, 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 an expiring 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.  

Redevelopment and Housing Authority – two vacancies for citizen members, due to expiring terms.  The Board meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commissioners.  

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.


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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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