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About OBC

Welcome to the District of Columbia Office of Boards and Commissions (OBC).  OBC assists the Mayor in appointing citizens to boards and commissions by recruiting quality candidates, processing applications in a timely manner, and by providing excellent customer service and support to each participant in the Mayoral appointments process.

The District of Columbia has more than 150 different boards and commissions.  These boards and commissions are independent bodies that provide important advisory, regulatory, policy-making services as part of the Government of the District of Columbia.  Members of boards and commissions provide an invaluable service to the District by advising the Mayor, the Council of the District of Columbia and the Citizens of the District on a variety of significant matters. Members are appointed to boards and commissions by the Mayor, and generally serve without compensation.  Members may be appointed to a board or commission by a direct appointment, or appointed through the nominations process whereby an appointment is confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia.

Any resident who would like to be considered for an appointment to one of the District’s boards or commissions should obtain and complete the OBC Application Packet.  Upon completion, please forward it, along with an updated resume or biography, to:

Office of Boards and Commissions
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 302
Washington, DC 20004

Telephone: (202) 727-1372
Fax: (202) 727-2359