Board and 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 November 9, 2016, City Council Meeting.

Page updated on Sep 29, 2016 at 2:44 PM

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 Thursday, October 27, 2016. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council. Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time. 

The Advisory Council for The Fund for Alexandria’s Child - four vacancies for citizen members.  The Advisory Council is committed to enhancing the quality of life for foster children and those at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement and resource development, including the growth of The Fund for Alexandria’s Child. Advisory Council Members commit to at least a one-year term and attend approximately six Advisory Council meetings per year. Participates in planning, assessment and all activities.  Must attend at least one meeting prior to joining the Council and must be approved for membership by consensus of Advisory Council members. To apply, please email Krystal Fenwick at krystal.fenwick@alexandriava.gov

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 Gang Task Force – three vacancies: one member from and representing T.C. Williams High School, due to an expiring term; one City Manager or his designee representative, due to a resignation; 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 Housing Affordability Advisory Committee – two vacancies for representatives of the City’s small business community, including the retail, restaurant or hospitality sectors, due to an ordinance change. 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 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.  

Archaeological Commission – one vacancy for a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation. 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the business community, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. 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 – two vacancies for citizen members, both due to an administrative action. 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member designated by Mayor Silberberg, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a member designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expiring term. 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.  

Building Code Board of Appeals – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Board meets when appeals are filed.

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – three vacancies: two vacancies for high school student representatives, both due to expiring terms; 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 – one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, 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 – one vacancy for a student member who resides in the City and attends a high school located in the City of Alexandria, 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 at least one committee or task force.  

Commission on Aging – one vacancy for a citizen member 60+ years of age, due to a resignation. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of every month, except in July and August, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  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 – one vacancy for 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 – three vacancies: one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a 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 6:30 p.m.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members. 

Commission on Information Technology – four vacancies: one vacancy for a member from and representing the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a T.C. Williams High School student, recommended by the faculty; one vacancy for a representative of an institution of higher education located in Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the business community, designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a citizen member, 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 vacancies for citizen members, both due to expiring terms; and one vacancy for a representative of a non-profit organization, as recommended by the Alexandria United Way, 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 Services Board – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a consumer (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, due to an expired term. 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 – one vacancy for a representative of Mayor Silberberg, 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 – two vacancies:  one vacancy for a member from the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action; and 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 – six vacancies: 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; one vacancy for a member who attends high school in the City of Alexandria, 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 required of Committee members.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – seven vacancies: two vacancies for representatives from Planning District III, both due to resignations; one vacancy for a representative from Planning District I, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Visit Alexandria representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from Christ Church, due to an expired 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.

Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. The Commission meets at the call of the chairperson.

Human Rights Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, 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.

Landlord-Tenant Relations Board – three vacancies: one vacancy for a homeowner (resident member who is not a landlord or a tenant), due to a resignation; one vacancy for a landlord or representative of a landlord, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a low-income tenant representative, due to an administrative action (term limit.) 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of broadcast and print media, due to an expired term; and 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. 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 student members, one due to an expired term and one due to an expiring term. 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 representative of the Potomac Yard area, due to an expired term. The Committee meets at the call of the chair.  

Public Records Advisory Commission – three vacancies for citizen members, all due to resignations. 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 – two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an administrative action and one due to an expiring 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.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Committee members.  

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.

Visit Alexandria Board of Governors – one vacancy for a representative of one of the following: hotel owner/manager representative, retail business owner/manager representative, restaurant owner/manager representative, or a national or international trade or professional association executive, due to a resignation. The Board meets on the third Monday of the month in July, October, November, January, April and June.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Board members.  

Waterfront Commission – one vacancy for a representative from the Environmental Policy Commission, due to an administrative action. 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.

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