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Boards, Commissions & Committees

Boards, commissions and committees groups are advisory to the City Council and their members are appointed by the Council. Some have specific roles related to conducting hearings or carrying out certain activities.

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Name & LinkNumber of Members (Total)Current VacanciesTerms ExpireTerm Length (Years)
Arts & Humanities Commission154June 303
Board of Elections70June 303
Commemoration Commission134March 313
Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)121June 303
Committee on the Environment153June 303
Emergency Preparedness Committee71March 313
Ethics Commission72September 302
Facade Advisory Board70March 313
Grants Review Committee92April 303
Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee72March 312
Personnel Appeal Board51March 313
Recreation Committee156April 302
Safe Roadways Committee115June 302
Tree Commission50September 303
Police Chief’s Advisory Board*155--
Table: Active boards, commissions & committees. Table maintained by Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk. (JessieC@takomaparkmd.gov)

*The Police Chief's Advisory Board is not a Council appointed board. Members are interviewed and selected by the Takoma Park Police Department's Chief of Police.

An Opportunity to Serve

Takoma Park residents have many opportunities to be involved in their government. Serving on a City board, commission, committee or task force is one way to be involved and provide a service to the community. Unless noted otherwise, these groups are advisory to the City Council and members are appointed by the Council. Some have specific roles related to conducting hearings or carrying out certain activities.

Most of the boards, commissions and committees require the members be residents of Takoma Park. Check the page for the board, commission or committee to find out the specifics of each group’s mandate.

Feel free to sit in on a meeting or two before applying to see if it is a good fit for your interests and skills.

How to Apply

To apply for appointment, complete and submit an application: Application for Appointment / Reappointment to City Board, Commission, or Committee 

Open Meetings

All meetings of the City Council and Council-appointed boards, committees, commissions, and task forces are open to the public unless noted otherwise. All are subject to the Maryland Open Meetings Act.

Notice of meetings is provided on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Meetings Calendar and on the City Council rolling agenda.

Inactive or Sunset Boards, Commissions & Committees

Many of the following boards, commissions and committees produced final reports at completion. Visit individual board, commission and committee pages for more information.

Inactive or Sunset Boards, Commissions & Committees

Name & LinkStatus
Small Grants Review CommitteeSunset
Noise Control BoardInactive
Recognition Task ForceSunset
Redistricting Task ForceSunset
Residential Streetscape Task ForceSunset
Takoma Junction Task ForceSunset
Task Force on Environmental ActionSunset
Voting Rights Task ForceSunset
Washington Adventist Hospital Land Use CommitteeSunset
Table: Inactive or sunset boards, commissions & committees. Table maintained by Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk. (JessieC@takomaparkmd.gov)

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