Monday, December 17, 2012

GET INVOLVED! Opportunities. Prince Georges County Maryland. Board Commission

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Charles D. Sharp
Chief Executive
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Boards & Commissions

For further information regarding the Prince George's County Boards and Commission, please contact Andrea Anderson, Appointment Liaison, at (301) 952-4131.



Accountability, Compliance and Integrity (ACI) Advisory Board, TheCharged with reviewing current county oversight, researching best practices, and providing specific recommendations to County Executive and the County Council.
Accokeek Development Review District CommissionReviews and comments on all applications for subdivision of land located within the Accokeek Road Corridor boundaries and be made a party of record in all zoning and subdivision matters for which parties of record are identified, which involve property within the District before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, the Planning Board, or the District Council.
Adult Public Guardianship Review BoardResponsible for reviewing the Department of Social Services and the Department of Services and Programs to the Aging's guardianship cases in which adults have been found legally incompetent to make reasoned decisions concerning their own care.
Advisory Committee on Aging Receives reports from the Department of Family Services regarding the status of current operations and future planning. Recommends various services and programs for the aging, while maintaining communication between our older citizens, the County Executive and County Council. Strives for a fuller utilization of the energies, skills, and knowledge of our older citizens for the benefit of themselves and society.
Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory BoardAdvises the County with respect to the establishment of agricultural districts and the approval of purchases of easements by the foundation within the County. Assists the County in reviewing the status of agricultural districts and land under easement and advises the foundation concerning County priorities for agricultural preservation. Promotes preservation of agriculture within the County by offering information and assistance to farmers with respect to establishment of districts and purchase of easements.
Agricultural Resources Advisory CommissionServes as the central point of information for the farming community regarding governmental programs affecting agricultural operations and advises the County regarding the effect on agricultural operations of potential and existing laws, policies, rules and regulations.
Animal Control CommissionRecommends to the County Executive and to the Director rules and regulations regarding the animal control shelter and its operations. Conducts public hearings to determine whether violations have occurred and recommends changes in the law regarding the control of animals.
Anacostia Watershed Restoration Committee Coordinates and implements restoration projects throughout the watershed since its founding.
Appeals, Board of Appointed by the Council to hear and determine all administrative appeals allowed by ordinance or law. The jurisdiction of the Board of Appeals shall not extend to any provision of the County Code which does not expressly provide for such jurisdiction.
Art in Public Places Panel Require that a certain percentage of the construction projects be designed for works of art. Works of art include, but are not limited to, paintings, sculptures, engravings, carvings, frescos, glass, or fountains, located either exterior or interior to the facility and readily accessible for viewing by the public.
Beautification Committee/Tree Planting CommitteeProvides for a systematic procedure for the beautification of the streets, roads and public rights of way. Provides for the facilitation of citizen participation in the fulfillment of an established plan and encourage each municipality to cooperate and coordinate their endeavors with the County.
Building Contractors, Board of Registration forProvides for the licensing and regulation of residential building contracts within Prince George's County. The board is authorized to administer the granting, denial, revocation and suspension of licenses; and to develop standards for the grating, renewal, denial, revocation or suspension of such licenses.
Cable Television CommissionInvites, receives, reviews and evaluates applications for CATV franchise and, following public hearings, recommends to the County Council the approval of those franchises which will best serve the residents of Prince George's County.
Citizen Complaint Oversight PanelReviews the investigations of the Police Department and the Human Relations Commission and report the thoroughness and objectivity of the investigations to the Police Chief.
Charter Review Commission Pursuant to Charter, a commission is appointed quadrennially to comprehensively review the provisions of the County Charter and recommend changes where appropriate.
Commission for Children, Youth and Families The mission of the Prince George's County Commission for Children, Youth and Families, also known as the Local Management Board (LMB), is to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Prince George's County, Maryland. This encompasses planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a comprehensive, integrated human service delivery system for children, youth, and families in Prince George's County, Maryland and building on their capacity to be self-sufficient, safe, and healthy.
Commission for Education ExcellenceThe Commission is charged with the evaluation of innovative programs, policies, and initiatives targeted towards improving the educational achievement of all County students; the engagement of the community to enhance the image of Prince George’s County Public Schools; and the alignment of County resources to improve support for school system needs.
Elections, Board ofResponsible for the supervision of elections, voter registration and record keeping, and
the administration of election laws in Prince George's County, in accordance with Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board and the Election Administrator seek to provide voter registration to every County citizen who wishes it.
Electricians, Board of Registration for Master Electricians and Electrical ContractorsReceives applications and gives examinations from any persons desiring to be licensed as an electrical contractor of master electrician. The Board also holds hearings on the denial, revocation and suspension of a license.
Enterprise Road Corridor Development Review District CommissionReviews and comments on all applications for subdivision of land located within the Enterprise Road Corridor boundaries and be made a party of record in all zoning and subdivision matters for which parties of record are identified, which involve property within the District before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, the Planning Board, or the District Council.
Ethics, Board ofRenders advisory opinions to officers and the employees of the County as to all questions arising under the Code of Ethics. Also receives complaints and conduct investigations in connection with the Code of Ethics.
Gaming Permit Review BoardResponsible for approving any application for a new charitable gaming event permit.
Historical and Cultural TrustPreserves and maintains historical, aesthetic and cultural properties, buildings, fixtures, furnishings and appurtenances pertaining in any way to Prince George's County from earliest times, to encourage others to do so and to promote interest in and study of such matters.
Historic Preservation CommissionResearch historic resources and to recommend to the Planning Board and District Council, which ones should be classified as Historic Sites or Historic Districts in the master plan for historic preservation.
Hospital Authority  The independent board to find a healthcare company to take over Prince George's Hospital Center and three other medical facilities currently being run by Dimensions Healthcare System. The seven-member appointed board is a task force created to find a new owner of the hospital system.
Housing AuthorityProvides housing, housing rehabilitation, housing projects, integrally related commercial structures, and the financing of such housing for County residents.
Human Relations CommissionEliminate discriminatory practices within the County in the areas of housing, employment, law enforcement, education, public accommodations, commercial real estate, and any other facets of the lives of its citizens where such practices may be found to exist.
Industrial Development AuthorityTo accomplish relief of conditions of unemployment and encourage an increase of industry and commerce, and a balanced economy. Attract new industry and commerce through port development and the control, reduction, or abatement of pollution of the environment and the utilization and disposal of wastes.
Intermediate Sanctions Policy BoardDevelops intermediate sanctions programs, establish and review policy guidelines for intermediate sanctions programs and evaluate the effectiveness of intermediate sanctions programs. The term "intermediate sanctions" shall include all correctional diversionary programs, both pre- and post-incarceration.
Library Trustees, Board ofDetermines the policy of the Prince George's County Memorial Library, including types of services, personnel, regulations, budgetary controls and all phases of library operations.
License Commissioners, Board ofResponsible for the issuance of new licenses, the approval of requests and transfers of location and for assignment of licenses. In addition, the Board staff, under the direction of the Board, is responsible for the inspection and supervision of all premises licensed by the Board in Prince George's County to see that the alcoholic beverage laws are enforced.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Recommends text amendments to the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and other rules and regulations. Responsible for planning, platting and zoning functions that are primarily local in scope, affecting the Regional District as a planning unit. Administration of subdivision regulations preparation and adoption recommendations to the District Council with respect to zoning map amendments. The Commission is also responsible for the administration of a park and recreation system in the Regional District.
Medical Advisory BoardIn addition to specific recommendations submitted on retirement requests, the Board may recommend changes to the existing retirement practices and procedures as it deems appropriate.
Mental Health Advisory BoardPlan, coordinate, assess, evaluate, and make recommendations for the improvement of existing services and the development of new programs and facilities in their respective designated areas of concern.
Minority Business Opportunity CommissionMonitor the efforts of County government in procuring goods and services from minority business enterprises through the implementation of and compliance with the County's Minority Business Opportunities Program. The Commission shall also recommend changes in County procurement policies, programs, and practices and recommend legislation designed to better enable the County to achieve the goals stated in the Code.
Nuisance Abatement BoardThe board shall hear complaints which allege that any premises constitute a public nuisance. Upon receipt of such allegation, the board shall give notice and an opportunity for a hearing to determine whether a public nuisance exists.
Park and Recreation Advisory BoardMakes recommendations to the County Executive, the County Council, and the Prince George's County Planning Board, relative to planning and conducting a diversified park and recreation program in Prince George's County.
Personnel BoardAdvise and consult with County officials on matters concerning the administration of the County career service, personnel rules and regulations, and to report to the County Executive and the County Council on the operations of the personnel system. The board also hears appeals from employees in the classified service or appeals by any person who has taken or sought to take an examination leading to promotion or employment.
Property Tax Assessment Appeals BoardWith respect to any property assessed locally, any taxpayer, or city, or the Attorney
General or department, on behalf of the State, may demand a further hearing before the Property Tax Assessment Board of any property or any unit of tax value, or as to the increase, reduction or abatement of, or refusal to increase, reduce or abate, any such assessment, or as to the classification thereof, made by the initial assessing authority for the next ensuing year.
Public Employee Relations BoardAn administrative law board which administers the County's Labor Code with respect to representation matters, unfair labor practices and negotiability disputes, and impasse disputes.
Redevelopment AuthorityAcquire within the boundary lines of the County, land and property of every kind, and any right, interest, franchise, easement, or privilege in the property, by purchase, lease, gift, condemnation, or any other legal means, for residential, commercial, or industrial development or redevelopment, for the revitalization of our County's older communities.
Community Advisory Committed for the Redevelopment AuthorityAssist and advise the Redevelopment Authority
Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Licensing BoardDevelops and suggests to the Director programs, policies, standards, regulations, and procedures governing the technical aspect of licensing and registering persons, firms and corporations engaged within the jurisdiction in the business of refrigeration, air conditioning and/or heating, and mechanical ventilation. Develop and administer examinations to determine eligibility of applicants for licensing and approve or disapprove such licenses and certify those which are approved to the Director. Conduct hearings relating to the eligibility, suspension, revocation, or denial of licenses or registration.
Revenue AuthorityExercise its powers for projects within the boundary lines of the County devoted wholly or partially for public uses, good, or general welfare, and to stimulate employment and economic growth in the County.
Sand and Gravel Operations, Advisory CommitteeServe as the central point of information for industry, citizens, and government on the status of specific operations, and proposed requests for new operations. Be knowledgeable of all laws, rules and regulations governing the industry. Assist, develop and conduct programs, coordinate meetings between citizens and industry representatives, and work to establish better communication and understanding between the sand and gravel industry and the community.
Social Services BoardAdvise the local director and the State Board as to the local application of State policies or procedures. To be well informed on local departmental activities and to communicate to the residents of the County comprehensive information as to the objectives, policies, programs and problems of local social services and public assistance administration.
Soil Conservation District, Board of SupervisorsApprove or disapprove plans for clearing, grading, transportation, or otherwise distributing soil, to distribute general information and specific written recommendations concerning the control of erosion and siltation, and the elimination of pollution associated with such activity.
Spending Affordability CommitteeMake recommendations to the County Executive, the County Council and the Office of Management and Budget concerning spending affordability and ways to improve the County's budgetary procedures and polices.
Taxicab BoardReview programs, policies, standards, regulations and procedures governing the technical aspect of licensing and registration and make any recommendations to the Director, County Executive and County Council. Develop examinations to be administered by the Department in order to determine eligibility of applicants for licensing. Hear appeals of violation notices issued under Subtitle 20. Taxicabs and Other Vehicles for Hire, and decisions and actions of the Director to deny, revoke, or suspend any license or certificate required.
Telecommunications Transmission Facility Coordinating CommitteeEncourages the co-location of telecommunication facilities on existing structures and minimizes the community impact of new telecommunication facilities by promoting alternative sites and techniques to mitigate the visual impact. The TTFCC reviews and makes recommendations to the telecommunication carriers on their cell tower applications.
Veterans,  Commission for The Prince Georges County Commission for Veterans develops and promotes new and existing programs and services for Veterans and their families within the County. It is the Commission’s vision Prince George’s County offer our Veterans quality services and programs to ensure the enrichment and enhancement of life for our men and women and their families. 
Wage Determination Board Adopt, establish, repeal, modify, change or amend schedules of prevailing hourly rates of wages to be paid to workmen and apprentices employed on certain public works. The functions and duties include determining the method of wage rates, authorizing the Board to promulgate rules and regulations, and to make final determination with regard to restriction and liquidated damages for violations of certain provisions.
Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionRecommends and makes policy in the areas of public water supply, pollution control, storm drainage system development and the development and enforcement of plumbing and gas fitting regulations.
Washington Suburban Transit CommissionDevelop on a bi-county basis, planning and financing capabilities for a rapid rail transportation system, including mass transit facilities for the needs and growth of Prince George's and Montgomery County.
Women, Commission forDevelop when necessary an information and referral system for all services in the County related specifically to the needs of women, and to develop other services when a need for such services is determined.

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