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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.

Please see the schedule of meetings in list form on the 2021 List of Meetings page.

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Name & LinkNumber of Members (Total)Current VacanciesTerms ExpireTerm Length (Years)
Arts & Humanities Commission157June 303
Board of Elections71June 303
Commemoration Commission127March 313
Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)122June 303
Complete Safe Streets Committee114June 302
Emergency Preparedness Committee71March 313
Ethics Commission73September 302
Facade Advisory Board70March 313
Grants Review Committee94June 303
Noise Control Board72March 313
Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee74March 312
Parking Management Task Force113Short Term
Police Chief's Advisory Board11
Recreation Committee154April 302
Tree Commission51September 303
Youth Council 111August 31, 20211
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force150Short Term
Table: Active boards, commissions & committees

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.

Committee Review

The City Council set as one of its priorities a review of the existing structure, appointment processes, and practices for Council-appointed committees to increase efficiency and effectiveness and attract new members, and to explore innovative ways to engage residents who tend to be harder to reach, with a desired outcome of enabling diverse, engaged, productive, and rewarding committee membership.

Council Voting Session: July 29

Council Cover Memo and Ordinance extending terms of office of its Boards, Committees and Commissions to June 11, 2021 —  PASSED

Council Work Session: July 22, 2020

Council Cover Memo and Draft Ordinance

Council Work Session: June 3, 2020

Council Work Session: January 15, 2020

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
Takoma Junction Community Consultation Process Advisory Committeesunset
Legal Services Review Advisory Groupsunset
Washington Adventist Hospital Land Use Committeesunset
Voting Rights Task Forcesunset
Task Force on Environmental Actionsunset
Takoma Junction Task Forcesunset
Residential Streetscape Task Forcesunset
Redistricting Task Forcesunset
Recognition Task Forcesunset
Small Grants Review Committeesunset
Table: Inactive or sunset boards, commissions & committees


City Council & Mayor Blog

Check out the City Council & Mayor Blog for news and updates from Takoma Park's Councilmembers.

The City Council and Mayor provide regular updates to help keep residents in the loop on what is new with Takoma Park!

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Project Directory

What is going on in Takoma Park? The Project Directory can fill you in!

The Project Directory lists all major projects currently being worked on or planned citywide and includes need to know info for each.

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