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 September 13, 2016, City Council meeting.

Page updated on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:07 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, September 1, 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 Gang Task Force – five vacancies: one member from and representing T.C. Williams High School, due to an expiring term; one member from and representing Alexandria City Elementary Schools, due to a resignation; one member from and representing the youth of the City of Alexandria, due to an expired 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 – three vacancies: one City of Alexandria or ACPS employee, due to a resignation; and two 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 who has 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 a resignation. The Committee meets three times a year at 8:00 a.m.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.  

Alexandria Transportation Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from the Planning Commission, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative from the Environmental Policy Commission, due to a resignation. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately two hours per month are required of commission 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 – 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.  

Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District – one vacancy for an architect member, due to an administrative action. 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.  

Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission – two vacancies for a young adult (ages 18-21), due to an expiring term and one vacancy for a 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 have expertise in the arts, including, but not limited to, arts educators, professional practitioners of various art disciplines and professional administrators working the arts, 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, 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 – three vacancies: two one vacancy for a citizen member, due to resignations; and three vacancies for business representatives from among recognized area businesses, including minority owned and small businesses, one due to an expiring term, one due to a resignation, and one due to an administrative action; 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 an expiring 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 – four vacancies: one HIV/AIDS service organization which provided services in the City to the minority community representative, due to an expiring term; one Commission for Women representative, due to a resignation; one 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 citizen member, due to a resignation; one T.C. Williams High School student, recommended by the faculty; one representative of an institution of higher education located in Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; and one 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 for citizen members who have physical, visual or hearing disabilities, due to expiring terms.  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 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 – 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 expiring 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.  

Emergency Medical Services Council – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, due to an expiring term; 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 – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member from the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action; and one member with experience in federal or state environmental statutes, regulations and procedures (preferably an attorney), 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 – six vacancies: one member nominated by the Federation of Civic Associations, due to a resignation; one member who is a representative of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, due to a resignation; one 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 – eight vacancies: one vacancy for a representative from Carlyle House, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative of the Historic Alexandria Foundation, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative of the Torpedo Factory Artists, due to an expiring term; one vacancy for a representative from Planning District I, due to an expiring term; one Visit Alexandria (Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association) representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, due to an expired term; one 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.

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.  

Industrial Development Authority – two vacancies for citizen members, due to expiring terms. 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.  

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 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.  

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 Health Advisory Commission – 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 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.  

Public Records Advisory Commission – three vacancies for citizen members, 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 – one vacancy for a citizen member, 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 – four vacancies: three vacancies for citizen members, two due to expiring terms and one due to a resignation; one vacancy for a parent member, due to a resignation; and 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.

Urban Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a qualified professional skilled in urban design, architecture or landscape architecture, due to an expiring term.  

Waterfront Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy a representative of the Visit Alexandria Board, due to an expiring term; and 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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