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Volunteers Needed on County Boards, Commissions

Volunteers Needed on County Boards, Commissions

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently taking applications for many of the 39 advisory Boards and Commissions that provide citizen input to the local governmental process.
Persons with expertise in fields from Agriculture to Zoning can help guide local government by volunteering. In some cases, specific skills, knowledge or certifications are needed; in others, anyone with an interest may serve.
All of the advisory groups have goals and objectives assigned by the County or in some cases by state law.
For example, the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board (APGRB) advises the Department of Social Services (DSS), a state agency, but members are appointed by the County Commissioners.
That Board is chartered to review guardianship cases that are held by public agencies, advise the court and make recommendations to the court to continue, modify, or terminate the guardianship of adults who have disabilities. The Board serves to ensure health and well-being of citizens meeting the criteria. Its membership includes a physician, a psychiatrist, a representatives of the Commission on Aging, a representative of non-profit social service agency, a lawyer, a public health nurse, a professional in the field of disabilities, a person with a disability and 2 lay persons. APGRB meets quarterly, in March, May, September and November, at 1:30 in the afternoon.
A list of the Boards and Commissions with duties of each, and instructions on how to apply, are available on line at under "eGeorge" online services, or by calling County Clerk Joni Bittner at 240-313-2204.
Advisory Boards and Commissions
Adult Public Guardianship Advisory Board
Agricultural Education Center
Ag Land Preservation Advisory Board
Ag Marketing Advisory Committee
Ag Reconciliation Board
Airport Advisory Board
Animal Control Authority
Antietam Battlefield Advisory Board
Area Agency on Aging
Board of Health Advisory Commission
Building Code Appeals Board
Commission on Aging
Disabilities Advisory Committee
Economic Development Commission
Electricians Board Exam and Supervision
Emergency Planning Commission
Emergency Services Council
Ethics Commission
Fire and Rescue Communications Advisory Commission
Gaming Commission
Historic District Commission
Historical Advisory Committee
Housing Authority of Washington County
Local Management Board
Mental Health Authority
Mortgage Loan Advisory Board
PenMar Development Corporation Board
Planning Commission
Plumbing Board
Public Golf Corporation
Recreation and Parks Board
Rehabilitation Loan Committee
Revolving Loan Committee
Social Services Board
Solid Waste Advisory Commission
Water and Sewer Commission
Women's Commission
Zoning Appeals Board

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