Want to be on an Alexandria Commission? Vacancies Announced–See Whole List Here

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions, and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the March 12, 2019 City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form electronically via the City’s website at www.alexandriava.gov/Boards no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2019.  Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.  Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time.

Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force – one vacancy for a parent representative, due to an expired term.  The Task Force meets quarterly during the weekday evening.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Task Force members.

Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for one person who represents housing consumers under 30 years of age, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a person designated by, but who need not be a member of the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a homeowner in the City, due to an expiring term.  The Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Committee members.

Alexandria Transportation Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member from the Planning Commission, nominated by the Commission, due to an expired term; and one member from the Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors, nominated by the Board, due to an expiring term.  The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members.

Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee – one vacancy for citizen member, due to an expiring term.  The Committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately four hours per month are required of Committee members.

Archaeological Commission – one vacancy for a business community representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a member at-large, due to an administrative action (term limit). The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.  Approximately four to five hours per month are required of Commission members.

Beauregard Design Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a professional member skilled in architecture, planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design, due to a resignation. The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Committee members.

Beautification Commission – three vacancies for citizen-at-large members.  The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Board of Zoning Appeals – three vacancies, two citizen members, due to expiring terms and one citizen member, due to a resignation.  The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Board members.

Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Committee members.

Building Code Board of Appeals – two vacancies: one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an administrative action (term limit); and one vacancy for an alternate member, due to an administrative action (ordinance change). The Board meets when appeals are filed.

Citizen Corps Council – seven vacancies: one vacancy for a designee from the Alexandria School Board, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative of the Crime Prevention Council, or an individual with law enforcement or crime prevention experience; one vacancy for a Medical Reserve Corps representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria business community, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a representative of Alexandria civic associations, due to an expiring term.  The Council meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Council members.

Commission for Women – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to a resignation.  The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on Aging – one vacancy for a representative for the Commission for Women, due to a resignation.  The Commission on Aging meets on the second Tuesday of every month, except in July and August, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Approximately four to six hours of work per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on Employment – four vacancies for business representatives from recognized area businesses including minority-owned and small businesses, due to an expiring term, two expired terms and a vacated term.  The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on HIV/AIDS – six vacancies: two vacancies for citizen members, one due to an expiring term and one due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from Hospice of Northern Virginia, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to a resignation; one vacancy for a member who is a practicing physician, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a Sheriff’s designee, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members.

Commission on Persons with Disabilities – one vacancy for an at-large representative of the business community, due to an expired term. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.  Approximately six to ten hours a month are required of Commission members.

Economic Opportunities Commission – one vacancy for a representative of the private sector (business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, or other private groups and interests), to be certified and confirmed by the Commission. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.

Emergency Medical Services Council – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Red Cross, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Medical Society who has privileges at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, due to an expired term.  The Council meets quarterly at the call of the chair.

Environmental Policy Commission – one vacancy for a member from the Alexandria business community, due to an administrative action (term limit).  The Commission meets for a work session on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and a regular meeting on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Approximately 15 hours per month are required of Commission members.

George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee – two vacancies: one vacancy for a member nominated by the First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, due to an administrative action (ordinance change); and one vacancy for a citizen member that is a veteran, due to an administrative action (ordinance change).  The Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately three to five hours per month are require of Committee members.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission – eight vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Alexandria Society for Preservation of Black Heritage representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a Christ Church representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for an Alexandria Association representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from Old Presbyterian Meeting House, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a representative from the Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a representative from the George Washington Masonic Memorial, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The Commission does not meet in the summer.  Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members.

Human Rights Commission – one vacancy for a Commission for Women representative, due to an expiring term.  The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Commission members.

Local Emergency Planning Committee –  one vacancy for an owner and operator of a facility subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), due to a vacancy created by a term limit.  The Committee meets quarterly at the call of the chair.  Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.

Park and Recreation Commission –  two vacancies: one vacancy for a member from Park Planning District II, due to an expired term; and one vacancy for a high school youth of the City, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately eight hours per month are required of Commission members.

Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee – three vacancies: one vacancy for a business community representative, due to an expired term; one vacancy for a member with urban design or architectural experience representing the National Park Service, due to an administrative action (ordinance amendment); and one member representing civic associations within Potomac Yard, due to an administrative action (ordinance amendment).   The committee meets at the call of the Chair.

Public Health Advisory Commission – two vacancies: one vacancy for a representative of the Alexandria Community Services Board, nominated by the Board, due to a resignation; and one vacancy for a dentist practicing in the City nominated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Approximately four hours per month are required of Commission members.

Public Records Advisory Commission – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expired term.  The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members.

Social Services Advisory Commission – four vacancies: two vacancies for client members, due to expired terms and two vacancies for parent members, due to expired terms.  The Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Approximately six hours per month are required of Commission members.

Traffic and Parking Board – one vacancy for a citizen member, due to an expiring term.  The Board meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Approximately five hours per month are required of Board members.

Towing Advisory Board – three vacancies: one vacancy for a member from Alexandria law-enforcement agencies to be nominated by the head of the agency, due to an ordinance amendment; one vacancy for a citizen at-large with preference given to a citizen who has expertise in property management or who is a business owner, due to an expiring term; and one vacancy for a member representing licensed towing and recovery operators doing business in the City of Alexandria, due to an ordinance amendment.  The Board meets annual at the call of the Chair.

Waterfront Commission – one vacancy for a citizen-at-large representative other than any group or area represented, due to an expiring term.  The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.  Approximately five hours per month are required of Committee members.

Applicants may only submit an application to one committee at a time.

Please note that the term “expiring term” means the position vacancy is due to a term of an incumbent that is about to expire, and the incumbent may or may not reapply for the position.

All applicants must comply with City Ordinance No. 2452, which states that no appointee shall reside outside of the City of Alexandria unless a residency waiver is granted, and City Ordinance No. 2641, which states that City employees may not apply for vacancies on boards, committee or commissions that relate to the responsibilities of the department in which they are employed.

Members of the Human Rights Commission are available to assist any person or attend any meeting to explain the board and commission application process.  To request such assistance, contact Jean Kelleher at 703 746-3140. For further information about the vacancies or responsibilities of these boards and commissions, contact Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk/Clerk of Council Office at 703 746-4550.