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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.

Notice of meetings is provided on the Events and Meetings Calendar (see above) and in list form on the 2018 List of Meetings page.

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Active Boards, Commissions & Committees

Name & LinkNumber of Members (Total)Current VacanciesTerms ExpireTerm Length (Years)
Arts & Humanities Commission153June 303
Board of Elections70June 303
Commemoration Commission127March 313
Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)120June 303
Committee on the Environment152June 302
Emergency Preparedness Committee72March 313
Ethics Commission72September 302
Facade Advisory Board71March 313
Grants Review Committee90June 303
Legal Services Review Advisory Group40Sunsets February 1, 2019--
Noise Control Board71March 313
Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee71March 312
Police Chief's Advisory Board123
Recreation Committee155April 302
Safe Roadways Committee11Appointments on hold for now.June 302
Youth Council110September 301
Tree Commission51September 303
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.

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
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
Takoma Junction Community Consultation Process Advisory 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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