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Commission on African-American Affairs

Total public members:           17           

Method of Appointment:       Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council

2016 Appointments:               8             

Length of Appointment:        3 years

Residency:                              Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards

Paid board:                             No (all roles are voluntary)

 

Description:

The Commission shall advise the Mayor, the Council, and the public on the views and needs of African-American communities with low-economic, education, or health indicators in the District and to analyze the decline of African-American residents as indicated by the 2010 United States Census.

 

Commission membership 

The Commission shall consist of 17 public, voting members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council,.

 

Qualifications

Public members shall be appointed who have shown dedication to, and knowledge of, the needs of the African-American community, and with due consideration for representation from established public, nonprofit, and volunteer community organizations concerned with African-American communities with low economic, education, and health indicators.

 

Time commitment:  

The Commission has monthly meetings; subcommittees meet as required to complete tasks.

 

If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.

 

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