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 January 10, 2017 City Council meeting.

Page updated on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:31 AM

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, December 28, 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. 

Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation. 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 Prevention Task Force – two vacancies: one member from and representing T.C. Williams High School, due to an expiring term; and one City Manager or his designee representative, 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 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. 

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Board meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commissioners. 

Alexandria Renew Enterprises – two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and one due to a term limit. The Authority meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Authority members. 

Archaeological Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; and 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 – one vacancy for a representative of the business community, due to an expired 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation effective in January 2017. 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. 

Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a School Board designee, 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. 

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – 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 member who shall be 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.  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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a business representative from among recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small business, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative from such organizations as educational agencies, organized labor, rehabilitation agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies and the public employment service, 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 – four vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from Capital Hospice, due to an expiring term; 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Commission meets on the second Monday of every month. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Commission members.

Community Criminal Justice Board – 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.

Economic Opportunities Commission – one representative from Councilwoman Pepper, selected by Councilwoman Pepper; three  representatives of the business industry, labor, religious, welfare or other private groups and interests certified by the Commission, due to resignations. 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 – five vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Medical Society who has privileges at Alexandria Hospital, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative of the hospital administration at Alexandria Hospital, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for an emergency room physician from Alexandria Hospital, due to an expiring term; 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 – three vacancies: 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) due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a member from the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action. 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 – seven 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: one vacancy for a member who serves as a volunteer at an historic property or attraction which is open to the public on a regularly scheduled basis, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Association, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative from Planning District III, due to a resignation; 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; 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, due to a resignation; 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, due to expired 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 – three vacancies: one vacancy for a member representing the Potomac West area, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a qualified professional skilled in architecture, due to an expiring term; and 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 Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a dentist practicing in the City, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative from the Neighborhood Health Inc. Board of Directors, nominated by the Board, due to an administrative action. 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 – four vacancies for citizen members, due to resignations and an administrative action. 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.

Social Services Advisory Board – two vacancies for client members (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 and an administrative action. 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.

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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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