For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council
Total public members: 9
Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor
- District Resident who operates a public or private vehicle for hire (2 seats)
- Representative of a company providing vehicle for hire services in the District (1 seat)
Length of Appointment: 2 years
Residency: Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards
Paid board: Non-paid
The purpose of the For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council (FHVAC) shall be to advise the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) on all matters related to the regulation of the vehicle for-hire industry. At least once every 6 months, the Director (or designee) of the DFHV shall meet with the chairperson of the FHVAC to discuss recommendations provided by the FHVAC to the DFHV. The DFHV shall make publicly available all recommendations discussed between the DFHV and the FHVAC, the DFHV's decision in response to the recommendations, and an explanation of the decision made by the DFHV.
The For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council (FHVAC) shall be composed of 11 members appointed as follows: the Director (or designee) of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV); the Director (or designee) of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT); nine community representatives who do not work for the District government, appointed by the Mayor to include two District residents who operate public or private vehicles for-hire in the District; two representatives of companies providing vehicle for-hire industry services in the District; two representatives of the hospitality or tourism industry in the District; and three District residents unaffiliated with the vehicle for-hire industry, who regularly use public or private vehicles-for-hire in the District..
The community representatives shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, with initial staggered appointments of 3 community representatives appointed for one year, 3 community representatives appointed for 2 years, and 3 community representatives appointed for 3 years. The community representatives to serve the one-year term, the community representatives to serve the 2-year term, and the community representatives to serve the 3-year term shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the FHVAC. Each community representative shall serve until the appointment of a successor. No community representative shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms, which shall not include an appointment to fill a vacancy due to removal, resignation, or death of a member. The Mayor may remove a community representative for cause. An appointment to fill a vacancy occurring during a term due to removal, resignation, or death of a member shall be made in the same manner as other appointments and for the remainder of the unexpired term. A chairperson shall be elected from among the 9 community representatives at the first meeting of the FHVAC, for a term of 2 years, and every 2 years thereafter. The FHVAC shall meet on a quarterly basis (more often as needed).
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 if your application fits the position description.