The Application Process
To apply for a board or comission appointment:
- Obtain and complete the Application for Mayoral Appointment to a Board or Commission packet.
- Be sure to state the full and correct name of your board preference at the top of the application. (Give us a call at (202) 727-1372 to verify the correct name.)
You may apply for more than one board or commission appointment, but OBC recommends that you prioritize your choices. Additionally, in some cases an individual may only serve on one board at any given time.
Forward the application packet, along with an updated resume or biography to:
Director, Office of Boards and Commissions
Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 302
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 727-1372
Fax: (202) 727-2359
Your application should provide some justification as to why you believe you are qualified for service on that particular board. After the appointment process for each board is completed, the resumes are maintained in a database file.
Referrals and recommendations are not necessary. If there are people who would like to express their support for your consideration, you may request that they prepare and forward letter of endorsement to the Office of Boards and Commissions (OBC), Executive Office of the Mayor.
After Your Application Has Been Submitted
Your application and your qualifications will be considered for the preference that you expressed on the application form. When it's time for the Mayor to make an appointment to the board, the OBC staff will provide the Mayor with candidates for recommendation based on qualifications and experience; geographic, ethnic, and gender composition; and statutory limitation of the current board. We also provide information on professional or personal experience related to the board's function. For some board and commission appointments, a background security check may be conducted.