The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Montgomery County Board Vaccancies

County Executive Isiah Leggett is committed to representation on all of the County’s boards, committees, and commissions that is reflective of, and responsive to, our County’s residents. Public participation contributes to the work of County government and provides an important service to the community when a variety of issues, concerns, and viewpoints are presented. Currently, there is a valuable opportunity to serve on the following:

· Citizens Review Panel for Children

The deadline for application is October 19, 2012.

Please share this notice with anyone who may be interested. You may access vacancy announcements for boards, committees, and commissions through the following link.

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850, or by email to Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying.

Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members of these boards are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of individuals selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Citizens Review Panel for Children

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill six vacancies on the Citizens Review Panel for Children. Three vacancies are for voting public members, and three vacancies are for non-voting technical professional advisor positions. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.

The purpose of the Citizens Review Panel is to implement State law regarding local citizens review boards, and evaluate state and local agency response to child protection needs. Panel members review cases of child abuse and neglect and they serve as an oversight group to both state and county officials, and to the administration in the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services.

The Citizens Review Panel for Children has 9-14 members. TheCounty Executive appoints up to 12 members. Two members are appointed by State agencies. Members must be volunteers who exercise their own free will in all deliberations of the Panel and do not represent any agency or organization. Non-voting members provide technical and professional advice to the Panel about Child Protective Services. County or State employees, or spouses or domestic partners of County or State employees, may not serve on the Panel.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The Citizens Review Panel must meet at least once every three months or at the call of the Chair.

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