2024 City Election for Mayor & Council

Takoma Park Elections Will Take Place on Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Library Renovations Update: Water Utility Work to Begin Monday, July 8, 2024 - Parking Impacts

The scheduling of demolition and construction timelines are pending weather.

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Boards, Committees, & Commissions

City Council fills appointments on various boards, committees, and commissions which are established by the City of Takoma Park.

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City Council, Board, Committee, and Commission meeting calendar with links to agendas and locations (or virtual link)
City Committees

Arts & Humanities Committee (possible vacancy):
Focuses on matters relating to the arts and encourages the appreciation and participation of City residents in the arts and humanities. Learn more

Emergency Preparedness Committee (vacancy):
Assists in City planning and preparations for emergency operations and engages residents in how to plan, prepare, and recover from emergencies. Learn more

Grants Review Committee (vacancies):
Reviews and recommends grant applications for the Community “Quality of Life” Grants awarded annually to nonprofits and business associations that serve City residents by providing greater access and opportunities for participation in the arts and sciences. Learn more

Sustainable Maryland Committee (Green Team) (vacancies):
Supports City efforts to achieve Sustainable Maryland certification, which in turn helps the City Council to meet its environmental goals and priorities. Learn more

Recreation and Community Engagement Committee (vacancies):
Concentrates on serving the varied recreation needs of our residents, emphasizing youth, seniors, and diverse resident backgrounds, on uses of City facilities, and on a wider range of related community needs such as health, leisure, education, enrichment programs. Learn more

Youth Council (Accepting Applications in August 2024):
Gives our youth (grades 7-12) a way to learn about local government through active participation in the system and helps the City Council address problems and goals of youth in our community. Learn more 

  • Open for applications (August 2024)
City Boards and Commissions

City Boards and Commissions have specific regulatory or quasi-judicial responsibilities in an area of City law.

Board of Elections (vacancy):
Plans and conducts all our City elections in coordination with the City Clerk. The Board also does voter education and outreach in our community and reviews City election laws and procedures after an election to recommend changes as needed. Learn more

Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA) (vacancies):
Represents the interest of tenants and landlords and hears cases in matters affecting rental housing in Takoma Park. Learn more

Ethics Commission (vacancies):
Certifies compliance with state and city ethics requirements hears complaints on potential City ethics violations and advises on how the City ethics law applies to covered individuals. Learn more

Tree Commission (vacancies):
Hears appeals of City tree permit decisions in keeping with the City’s goal to preserve, protect and promote our community’s urban forest. Learn more