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 jparker@cityoffrederickmd.gov. 

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

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

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 two (2) vacancies for a 3-year term as a full member and 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 August 20, 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)).

Apply for NAC Coordinator Position

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.