Boards & Commissions (B & C)
Boards and commissions allow members of our community to partner with Frederick County to help shape the structure of our future by sharing expertise and advising the County Executive and Council. Boards and commissions address a wide range of relevant topics, from the environment to human services to county planning.
We encourage residents to consider attending the public meetings held if the topic is of interest. If you have expertise in a topic, please consider applying for membership on the board or commission. Frederick County would appreciate your perspective.
Currently, some of the boards and commissions meet in-person or virtually. To learn the meeting status, please email the Office of the County Executive at email me here or 301-600-1028. Videos of virtual live meetings and previously held virtual meetings may be viewed on the public portal.
To be considered for membership citizens must be residents in and registered voters of Frederick County.
- Appointments are made by the Frederick County Executive and confirmed by the Frederick County Council with the exception of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Interagency Internal Audit Authority as the County Council appoints those members.
- Members serve without compensation with the exception of those serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, and the Police Accountability Board.
Boards & Commissions Subject to Frederick County Ethics Law
Per the Frederick County Ethics Law, individuals appointed to the following boards and commissions will be required to complete an Annual Financial Disclosure Statement. For more information, contact the County Attorney’s Office at 301-600-1030.
Advisory Plumbing Board
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Agricultural Reconciliation Committee
Board of Appeals
Board of Gaming Appeals
Deferred Compensation Committee
Historic Preservation Commission
Interagency Internal Audit Authority
OPEB Trust Investment Committee
Police Accountability Board
Retirement Plan Committee
Members of the Agritourism Workgroup will review the County’s existing laws and regulations related to agritourism, review the County’s existing programs to support agritourism, identify major issues related to agritourism, and make recommendations to promote agritourism while protecting the health, safety and quality of life of Frederick County residents. The workgroup is to issue a report to the County Executive and County Council no later than Dec. 1, 2023.
The Committee supports implementation of the Bikeways & Trails Plan and promote bicycling and walking throughout the county. Members help to prioritize trail projects in the county’s six-year Capital Improvement Program.
The Data Center Workgroup will consider appropriate locations for data centers; taxation issues related to data centers; water, power, and other infrastructure needs of data centers; community benefits that can be derived from the data center industry; and potential amendments to the County’s critical digital infrastructure law.