Neuman Encourages Residents To Serve On Boards

| November 9, 2013
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laura-neumanAnne Arundel County residents interested in becoming involved in County government are encouraged to volunteer on one of several County boards and commissions. Openings exist for the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Personnel Board, Pension Oversight Commission, Soil Conservation District, Commission for Women and the Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee. The only criteria for joining an Anne Arundel County board or commission is that participants live or maintain a business in the County.

“We want our residents to have a say in the future of our County,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “Serving on a board or commission is the perfect way to help shape policy and, perhaps more than that, understand how County government works for its citizens. My commitment to our residents is to have an open and transparent government, so I invite our residents to have a seat at the table in our decision-making processes.”

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

  • Meets quarterly and has an 11-member board
  • Six are appointed by the County Executive and the other members are elected
  • The term is two years with a two-term limit
  • Interested board members must be residents of the County or maintain a business in the County

The Personnel Board

  • Reports to the County Personnel Officer
  • Meets as needed and has a five-member board; one must be appointed from the classified service
  • The term is four years with a two-term limit
  • Members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by resolution through the County Council

The Pension Oversight Commission

  • Meets as needed
  • Nine-member board, all of whom are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by resolution through the County Council
  • Five members are citizens with knowledge of pension administration, and four members are County employees
  • The term is four years with a two-term limit

Soil Conservation District

  • One district resident whose appointment is recommended by the County Executive with the approval of the County Council
  • Term is for five years, and member may be reappointed
  • The governing body of the Soil Conservation District shall be interested in and knowledgeable in conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources
  • Consideration shall be given to representation from farming, forestry, wildlife and urban interests

Commission for Women

  • Commission meets monthly
  • The Anne Arundel County Commission for Women provides leadership to enhance the quality of life of Anne Arundel County Women through development and implementation of legislation, policies and programs.  This is accomplished through collaborative public and private partnership, community outreach, education and political advocacy
  • Term is for two years, and members may be reappointed
  • Members are appointed by the County Executive

Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee

  • The Odenton Town Master Plan was adopted in 2009 to promote and facilitate development of a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixed-use community in western Anne Arundel County
  • Nine-member board, all of whom are appointed by the County Executive
  • Advisory committee meets monthly and works with county officials, citizens, and business interests to implement the goals and objectives of the Master Plan
  • The term is three years with a two-term limit
  • Persons interested in the Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee may submit a letter of interest along with a resume to Michael Fox, pzfox012@aacounty.org, at Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning.

With the exception of the Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee, County residents interested in applying for a civilian appointment to any of the other boards and commissions should submit a resume to Sarah Francisco, Coordinator of Boards & Commissions at exfran44@aacounty.org or call 410-222-1260 for more information.

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