Vol­un­teers sought for boards, com­mis­sions

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STEVENSVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers are look­ing for county cit­i­zens to fill mul­ti­ple county boards and com­mis­sions. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is June 23.

The fol­low­ing boards and com­mis­sions have va­can­cies.

• The Prop­erty Tax As­sess­ment Board’s mem­bers are rec­om­mended by the county com­mis­sion­ers and ap­pointed by the Gover­nor of Mary­land.

• The Friends of His­toric Christ Church in Stevensville are look­ing for like-minded in­di­vid­u­als to join their group. Nancy Cook, di­rec­tor of the group, said, “We wel­come peo­ple to join us as we work to pre­serve the past and to plan for the fu­ture. We meet once a month Fe­bru­ary through Novem­ber.”

• The pur­pose of the Agri­cul­tural Preser­va­tion Ad­vi­sory Board is to ad­vise county gov­ern­ment with re­spect to es­tab­lish­ment of agri­cul­tural dis­tricts and the ap­proval of pur­chases of ease­ments, as­sist in re­view­ing the sta­tus of agri­cul­tural dis­tricts and land un­der ease­ment, ad­vise the Mary­land Agri­cul­tural Land Preser­va­tion Fund con­cern­ing county pri­or­i­ties for agri­cul­tural preser­va­tion and to pro­mote preser­va­tion of agri­cul­ture within the county by of­fer­ing in­for­ma­tion and as­sis­tance to farm­ers.

• The Kent Nar­rows Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion was created in May 1990 to fa­cil­i­tate the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of the Kent Nar­rows, a 955-acre water­front area, which has been iden­ti­fied as a strate­gi­cally im­por­tant as­set for the fu­ture of the county.

• The Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties Coun­cil was created by the county com­mis­sion­ers in 2008 with the pas­sage of Queen Anne’s County Res­o­lu­tion 08-22, Green­house Gas Re­duc­tion Tar­get Res­o­lu­tion. The Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties Coun­cil is re­spon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing a Cli­mate Ac­tion Plan and im­ple­ment­ing the pro­grams and projects de­tailed in the plan to the great­est ex­tent achiev­able within avail­able fund­ing and re­source al­lo­ca­tion.

• The Bi­cy­cle and Pedes­trian Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee is look­ing for three peo­ple from Dis­tricts 1 and 2 to serve on the com­mit­tee. Res­o­lu­tion 08-17 called for the for­ma­tion of this com­mit­tee, which con­sists of seven mem­bers ap­pointed by the county com­mis­sion­ers, with one mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing each of the four elec­tion dis­tricts, and three ad­di­tional mem­bers. The com­mit­tee will ad­vise and make rec­om­men­da­tions to the County on bi­cy­cle and pedes­trian ac­cess is­sues, act as a li­ai­son be­tween the pub­lic and the county and will in­de­pen­dently and with County staff, iden­tify, eval­u­ate and seek out all grants and other fi­nan­cial pro­grams avail­able for the devel­op­ment and main­te­nance of bi­cy­cle and pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties.

Any­one in­ter­ested in serv­ing on a Queen Anne’s County board, com­mis­sion or com­mit­tee is en­cour­aged to send a let­ter of in­ter­est and brief re­sume to lthomas@qac.org or via mail to Lynda Thomas, 107 N. Lib­erty St., Cen­tre­ville, Md., 21617. Those with ques­tions may also reach Thomas at 410-758-4098. De­tailed in­for­ma­tion about each board and com­mis­sion is avail­able on the county’s web­site at www.qac.org.

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