Commission Vacancies


The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on the following City Boards. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Amber Grimes, Commission Coordinator, 101 N. Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email


Historic Preservation Commission

Historic preservation is a vital part of maintaining our vibrant City. The City of Frederick is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). The HPC is charged with prescribing appropriate rules and regulations for the transaction of its business; applying preservation guidelines and applicable Frederick City Code provisions that are consistent with those generally recognized by the Maryland Historical Trust during the consideration of: construction, alteration, reconstruction, moving or demolition of designated landmarks, sites, structures, and districts; and using existing criteria to make recommendations of sites, structures, and districts within the City of Frederick regarding their designation.

Interested individuals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

1) All members of the commission must possess a demonstrated special interest in historic preservation. This requirement may be satisfied by formal training in historic preservation, professional or volunteer experience with a preservation-related organization, or active membership in a preservation-related organization.

2) Preferential consideration may be given to applicants that possess professional or academic training or specific knowledge in one or more preservation related fields such as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, archeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design or related disciplines. These requirements may be satisfied by, at a minimum, two (2) years of experience as a professional or a Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the above listed fields or by formal post-secondary education, employment or practical experience.

3) Applicants who live outside the City of Frederick must possess the professional or academic training, or must possess the specific knowledge listed in criteria (2).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Pam Stocksdale, Commission Coordinator, 101 Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email Applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017. 

Electrical Board

The City of Frederick is currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the Electrical Board. This vacancy must be filled by an individual from the building trade industry that actively does work in the city.

The Electrical Board meets as needed to advise the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and aid in the supervision and enforcement of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to the authority of Chapter 317 of the Laws of Maryland 1976; recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen regulations for the conduct of the business of electrical work in the city and a standard quality of all materials and workmanship used in the construction, extension, alteration, or repair of electrical work and the manner of installation; and sits as a board of arbitration with respect to any disputes that may arise involving an interpretation of provisions, rules and regulations.

Members are appointed to a three-year term. 


Plumbing Board

This vacancy must be filled by an individual who is a 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 five years. The Plumbing Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Building Code and certain other provisions of the City Code. The member will be appointed to a three-year term, and at the conclusion thereof will be eligible for reappointment.

For additional information regarding these commissions and boards, please contact Pam Stocksdale at 301.600.1184.

Neighborhood Advisory Council
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 two (2) years. Volunteer coordinators must be a resident of the relevant NAC area. (Click on designated Neighborhood Advisory Council map).

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Michele Bowman, NAC Outreach Coordinator, 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 or email

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.

For more information on Neighborhood Advisory Councils, please contact Michele Bowman, NAC Outreach Coordinator for The City of Frederick at 301.600.2091 or