Thursday, October 29, 2015

Apply Now for Bethesda Urban Partnership

Here's the full press release:

ROCKVILLE, Md., October 29, 2015—The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill an expired term on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors. Andy O’Hare’s second term has expired and he is ineligible to apply for reappointment. 

Letters of application must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. 

This position is open to applicants who live in a residential community outside of, but adjacent to, the Bethesda Urban District. The Council will recommend three candidates to County Executive Ike Leggett, and he will select one to serve on the board. 

The Bethesda Urban Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of streetscape and streetscape amenities; the promotion and implementation of special events and marketing initiatives; and other similar activities. The board directs all aspects of the Urban District program including management of the contract for the County to run the Transportation Management District (Bethesda Transportation Solutions) and serves the community in the provision of Urban District services. 

The 11-member board includes the following: two members nominated by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; three members who are, or represent, owners of an optional method development; one member who is an owner, partner, proprietor or corporate officer of a small business; one member who resides in a residential community within the Bethesda-Chevy Chase planning area and is nominated by the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; one member who is a resident member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board and is recommended by the board; one residential representative from an adjacent neighborhood who is nominated by the County Council; one member who lives within the Urban District; and one ex-officio, non-voting County Executive representative.

The board currently meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:45 a.m. Members serve three-year terms without compensation. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. 

Applicants should submit letters of interest with a resume to: George Leventhal, President, Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Applications also can be submitted via email to . 

Letters of application must be received no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18. It is the Council’s policy not to consider applications received after the deadline. The names of all applicants are published and resumes made available for public review.

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