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.
The website calendar is not functioning at this time. 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 & Link||Number of Members (Total)||Current Vacancies||Terms Expire||Term Length (Years)|
|Arts & Humanities Commission||15||4||June 30||3|
|Board of Elections||7||0||June 30||3|
|Commemoration Commission||12||6||March 31||3|
|Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)||12||1||June 30||3|
|Committee on the Environment||15||3||June 30||2|
|Complete Safe Streets Committee||11||0||June 30||2|
|Council Compensation Task Force (2019)||8||0||Short Term|
|Emergency Preparedness Committee||7||1||March 31||3|
|Ethics Commission||7||1||September 30||2|
|Facade Advisory Board||7||0||March 31||3|
|Grants Review Committee||9||4||June 30||3|
|Noise Control Board||7||2||March 31||3|
|Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee||7||3||March 31||2|
|Parking Management Task Force||11||0||Short Term|
|Police Chief's Advisory Board||11|
|Recreation Committee||15||4||April 30||2|
|Tree Commission||5||1||September 30||3|
|Youth Council||11||1||August 31, 2020||1|
|Reimagining Public Safety Task Force||15||15||Application Deadline: January 29, 2021||Short Term|
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
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.
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 Work Session: July 22, 2020
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 & CommitteesTable: Inactive or sunset boards, commissions & committees
City Council & Mayor Blog
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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.Go to the Project Directory