Apply to Serve on the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee!

July 10, 2021

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee. All members must be technically knowledgeable and interested in climate change, energy, and air quality, and individuals with professional experience, education, and knowledge in these fields are particularly encouraged to applyAll members must be Montgomery County residents. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.

The 15-member Committee advises the County Executive and County Council on developing recommendations to promote and implement immediate and long-range policies and programs aimed at meeting the County’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals to promote cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable energy use and practice in all segments of the community and to meet air quality standards and promote healthy indoor and outdoor air quality. The Committee also identifies areas and methods to encourage voluntary participation in climate-related efforts, energy conservation efforts and air quality improvements; identifies and recommends programs, policies, and technologies to improve climate and air quality; recommends the development of programs and materials to educate the public and private sectors about the efficient use of energy and its direct benefits for improved air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for in-person meetings attended. The Committee currently meets virtually by video- and teleconference on the first Wednesday evening of each month. When in-person meetings resume in the future, the Committee may meet in Rockville and/or Wheaton. To learn more about the Committee and review prior meeting minutes, please visit:

Applicants of diverse, backgrounds, professions, genders, geography, abilities, ethnicities, and ages are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. The County Executive’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications will be forwarded to the Council for confirmation and may be made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is August 6, 2021. To apply, please complete the online form and provide a cover letter and resume (in one document).

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9 comments on "Apply to Serve on the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee!"

  1. Stephen Parks says:

    I wish to join the Climate Advisory Committee. In your webpage was the following text:

    “To apply please click “Apply for Position” below to complete the online form and provide a cover letter and resume (in one document).”

    But there is no “apply for position” button or icon or hypertext. Please tell me how to apply. My email address is supposed to accompany this comment.
    Stephen Parks

    1. Lindsey Shaw says:

      Thank you for letting us know! I have just updated the post to link to the application, which is also available here.

      1. Lee says:

        Still not seeing the online application for this committee

        1. Lindsey Shaw says:

          Thanks for letting us know, Lee! I’m looking into why the recruitment on the Boards, Committees, and Commissions website was closed before the August 6th deadline.

          1. Lindsey Shaw says:

            The application has been reopened. Thanks again!

    2. Stephen Parks says:

      In my previous comment I assumed that the reader would have access to my Email address.
      Whoever knows how to apply, please email me the directions.

      Steve Parks

  2. Lee says:

    Please add an listing to the destination link listed. There is nothing there listed for applying to the Climate, Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee under T&E

  3. Bruce Cranford, PE says:

    I applied to serve on the Climate, Energy, and Air Quality Advisory Committee, 8/6/2021. I have not received a reply or status of my application.

    1. Lindsey Shaw says:

      Hi Bruce – we appreciate your enthusiasm! The CEAQAC nomination committee is reviewing the applications and will prepare recommendations for the County Executive and County Council for review and appointment. The process can take a couple months. Thanks for your patience!

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