Commission Vacancies

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on the following City Boards, Commissions, Councils and Review Panels.  The positions are volunteer

Commission Opportunities

Building Code of Appeals

The Building Code Appeals Board is currently seeking an interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The Building Code Appeals Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a registered architect licensed in Maryland, who has conducted business within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years and is a resident of Frederick County. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

 The Building Code Appeals Board is currently seeking an interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The Building Code Appeals Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a registered professional engineer licensed in Maryland, who has conducted business within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years and is a resident of Frederick County. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

The Building Code Appeals Board is currently seeking an interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The Building Code Appeals Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be a home improvement contractor licensed in Maryland, who has conducted business within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years and is a resident of Frederick County. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel ("Panel").  The purpose of the Panel is to assist in review of the program and the development of an annual report concerning the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.  Panel shall be composed of at least five members appointed by the Mayor.  The Panel should include at least one owner of a DBE business located within the City and at least one member will be a citizen minority representative.  All members will be appointed for a term of two years.  The Panel shall meet as often as deemed necessary, but no less than annually, to discharge its duties. Currently, the Panel meets the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30am in the HR Conference Room in City Hall.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume or email to Pam Stocksdale, Mayor’s Office Manager, 101 N. Court St, Frederick, MD  21701. 

Education Commission

The Education Commission is currently seeking interested individuals to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term.  The Education Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  The Education Commission shall be comprised of at least 7 but no more than 9 voting members.  All members will be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen.  Each member must be a resident of the City of Frederick. The term of a member is three years.  Initial members will have staggered terms.  The Mayor shall determine which member is to serve which term.  Members must have demonstrated a commitment to expanded educational and training opportunities beyond the standard educational curriculum and conventional classroom hours. The Education Commission is for the purpose of recognizing schools as an integral part of the community by enhancing and celebrating the positive impact of education with The City of Frederick.  Please see Ordinance NO: G-19-17 to view the entire ordinance.   Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Pam Stocksdale at pstocksdale@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3:00 PM on May 17, 2021

Electrical Board

The Electrical Board of Appeals is currently seeking a interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The Electrical Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Electrical Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be  a licensed Master Electrician who is registered by the City and have a business residence in the city . The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

Historic Preservation Commission 

The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term as an alternate member.  This member must, at a minimum, have a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training in such fields as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archeology, cultural anthropology, folklore, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines. The commission is responsible for the review of applications for exterior changes to sites or structures within the Historic Preservation Overlay District, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Land Management Code (LMC) and for engaging in other functions as provided in the LMC. Meetings are held the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3p.m. on April 23, 2021

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to City programs, classes, and facilities. Members must reside or own property within City limits. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on an as needed basis on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. All meetings are currently virtual format. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and current resume via email to Sarah Stamper, sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by April 1, 2021.  

Personnel Board

The Personnel Board is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a four (4) year term.  The Personnel Board advises the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and the Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services on all problems concerning personnel administration. It makes investigations concerning the administration of personnel in the municipal service and reports its findings, and hears appeals in cases of employee suspension, demotion, or removal.  A member may not hold any public elected office and may not hold any other City position. Each member must be a Maryland registered voter and must be a City resident, own property in the City, operate a business in the City, or have a primary place of employment in the City.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and current resume via email to Kimberly Loop, kloop@cityoffrederickmd.gov by March 1, 2021.

Plumbing Board

The Plumbing Board of Appeals is currently seeking an interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term. The Plumbing Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Plumbing Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be  a licensed Master Plumber who has been registered by the City and who has been engaged in the business of plumbing within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and current resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

The Plumbing Board of Appeals is currently seeking an interested individual to fill a vacancy for a 2-year term. The Plumbing Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Plumbing Code and certain other provisions of the City Code.  To be eligible to serve on the Board, an individual must be  a licensed Master Plumber who has been registered by the City and who has been engaged in the business of plumbing within The City of Frederick for at least 5 years. The member will be appointed to a two-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment to a 3-year term. The Board shall meet as necessary to discharge its duties. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and current resume to Holly Fouche at hfouche@cityoffrederickmd.gov

Public Art Commission (PAC)

The Public Art Commission consists of mayor-appointed citizens who are artists and arts professionals who, together, can provide information and advice to help public art projects succeed. Members are appointed for three year terms and must live or work in the City. The Public Art Commission meets on an as needed basis on the second Tuesday of each month, at 4:30pm. Meetings are currently virtual in format. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and current resume via email to Sarah Stamper, sstamper@cityoffrederickmd.gov by April 1, 2021.

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council is seeking applicants to fill several vacancies. The Youth Advisory Council will advise City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to youth in the community, and will strive to ensure that youth are an integral part of the City’s decision-making processes. As a non-voting member of the Youth Advisory Council, each nonvoting member must be an individual at least 18 years old, employed by, or otherwise affiliated with, an organization that provides services to children or youth in the City. Those interested should send a cover letter and current resume via email to Sean Poulin, spoulin@cityoffrederickmd.gov..

Zoning Board of Appeals


The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term as an alternate member. The commission will hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Division I of the Land Management Code of the Annotated Code of Maryland or any law adopted under that division by the Board of Alderman. The commission will hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the zoning regulations on which the Zoning Board of Appeals is required to pass under the zoning regulations and authorize on appeal in specific cases a variance from the terms of the City’s zoning regulations. Meetings are held the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a current resume via email to Carreanne Eyler ceyler@cityoffrederickmd.gov by 3 p.m. on May 21, 2021.

Further Information

For additional information regarding these commissions, councils, program review panels and boards, please contact Pam Stocksdale at 301-600-1184.

Neighborhood Advisory Council Coordinator Opportunities

The City of Frederick is seeking individuals interested in serving on their Neighborhood Advisory Councils as a volunteer coordinator. The term of each volunteer coordinator is 2 years. Volunteer coordinators must be a resident of the relevant NAC area. (View designated Neighborhood Advisory Council map (PDF)).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Allen Etzler, Public Information and Community Outreach Coordinator, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email Allen.

NAC Purpose

The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) initiative was established to strengthen the City’s neighborhoods and improve municipal services, based on the premise that the residential and business communities in a neighborhood are best suited to identify and solve issues in those communities.

NACs bring neighborhood issues and concerns to the attention of appropriate City staff, and elected officials and provide advice and feedback on City initiatives, proposals, and policies, as well as land development and other private proposals affecting neighborhoods.

Further Information

For more information on Neighborhood Advisory Councils, please contact Allen Etzler, Public Information and Community Outreach Coordinator, at 240-549-4380 or email Allen.