Volunteers sought for boards, commissions
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 email@example.com 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.