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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Volunteer for Town Committees & Boards for 2020-2021

Dear Neighbor,

Each year in June, the Town Council begins the process of seeking volunteers for the Town’s committees and filling vacancies on the Town’s boards and commission.  We encourage you to consider volunteering for one of these bodies so we can involve as many residents as possible in Town affairs.

This summer, I will appoint, with the advice of the Town Council, residents to serve on each of the Town’s five standing committees for a period of one year beginning in September.  Following is a list of the committees, including a short description of each:

  • Climate and Environment: Inspires and facilitates energy conservation and environmental stewardship by the Town and its residents.
  • Community Relations: Encourages a strong sense of neighborliness through community activities and communications.
  • Land Use: Guides building and redevelopment within the Town using available planning tools.
  • Long-Range Planning: Identifies emerging issues that require longer-term planning and analysis and monitors activities in county and state government likely to impact our Town.
  • Public Services: Advocates for high-quality Town services for our residents.

I also will appoint one resident to serve on the Town’s Elections Board, one resident to serve on the Town’s Ethics Commission, and one resident to serve on the Town’s Water Board.  Following are brief descriptions of these bodies:

  • Elections Board: Oversees all Town elections, including making appropriate provisions for nominations, printing ballots, appointing tellers and/or judges and supervising the polls.
  • Ethics Commission: Receives, verifies, and maintains all financial disclosure forms required by the State of Maryland.
  • Water Board: Hears requests by property owners who have had a water drainage plan denied by the Town.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on any of the Town’s committees, boards or commission, please submit a brief note to the Town Office by July 31, 2020.  Your correspondence may be submitted by e-mail to townoffice@townofchevychase.org and should include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and a few sentences about why you would like to serve on that particular body.

On behalf of the entire Council, I would like to extend a special thanks to all of you who have served on one of these bodies over the past year. The dedication of your time and talents provides an invaluable resource to the Town and continues to strengthen and improve our community.

Sincerely,

Cecily Baskir

Mayor, Town of Chevy Chase