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Boards & Committees

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Individuals serving on Greenbelt’s boards and committees provide an invaluable service to the city. Their advice and expertise on a wide range of topics assist the City Council in its decision-making process.

Since the first residents began organizing in 1937, Greenbelt has been a city of volunteers. It relies heavily on its citizens and has always been blessed with an active, educated and interested population. It is this effective involvement of residents, in all aspects of community life, that has made Greenbelt such a unique place.


Every board and committee has a specific statement of purpose and function. The size of each group is dictated by its duties and responsibilities. Select a particular board or committee from the left for information about that group.


Only Greenbelt residents are eligible for appointment to city boards and committees.

Persons employed by or under contract to the city are not eligible for membership except as non-voting liaisons. The one exception is that a young adult member of the Youth Advisory Committee is permitted to take a leave of absence to accept a summer job with the city.

Individuals may serve on only one City Council advisory board or committee at a given time, with the exception of ad hoc committees or task forces.


Board and committee vacancies are advertised in the Greenbelt News Review, at city facilities, and on the City's Municipal Access Channels (Verizon 21 and Comcast 71). Any interested resident is encouraged to submit a Board Application to the City Council in care of the city clerk. After a period of time has passed and applications have been received, the following process occurs:

  • Applications are duplicated and sent to the council.
  • Short interview meetings (10-15 minutes) are scheduled with the City Council.
  • The City Council decides shortly thereafter who will be appointed to the vacancies. The individuals will receive notification of their appointments along with relevant background material.
  • Applicants who are not appointed will be so notified and advised that their applications will remain on file for consideration when future vacancies occur.


Most advisory groups meet once a month. Excessive absenteeism, excluding illness or necessary travel, is cause for removal of a board or committee member.

Board & Committee Meetings
Regular meeting dates, times and places are listed below each board and committee.  However, specific meeting details may change.  In addition, boards and committees do hold special meetings and hearings as necessary. Some meetings may be cancelled due to the lack of a quorum or a holiday. Please check the Meetings Calendar below this list for details about specific meetings or call the City Offices at 301-474-8000 to confirm.

Meeting Dates/Times: Usual Meeting Location:
Advisory Committee on Education 4th Tuesday @ 7:00 pm Municipal Building
25 Crescent Road
Advisory Committee on Trees Monthly as scheduled
@ 7:00 pm
Public Works Facility
555 Crescent Road
Advisory Planning Board 2nd Wednesday @
7:30 pm
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Room 114
Arts Advisory Board 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 pm Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Board of Appeals As Necessary
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Board of Elections As Necessary
Municipal Building
25 Crescent Road
Community Relations Advisory Board As Necessary
Municipal Building
25 Crescent Road
Employee Relations Board As Necessary
Municipal Building
25 Crescent Road
Ethics Commission As Necessary
Municipal Building
25 Crescent Road
Forest Preserve Advisory Board 4th Thursday @ 7:-00 pm Public Works Facility
555 Crescent Road
Greenbelt Advisory Committee on
Environmental Sustainability and Green Team
1st Monday, 7:30 pm Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Park and Recreation Advisory Board 3rd Wednesday @ 7:30pm Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road

Public Safety Advisory Committee 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 pm Greenbelt Community Center,
15 Crescent Road

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Last Tuesday @ 3:30 pm Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Youth Advisory Committee

2nd Monday @ 5:30 pm

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