Homeland Security Commission

Washington, DC
Planning and Economic Development

Total public member:                7           

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council            

Length of Appointment:           3 years

Residency:                               Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards

Paid board:                              No (all roles are voluntary)



The Commission shall: (1) Gather and evaluate information on the status of homeland security in the District of Columbia; (2) Measure progress and gaps in homeland security preparedness; (3) Recommend security improvement priorities in consultation with major public and private entities; and (4) Advise the District of Columbia government on the Homeland Security Program. (b) The Director may submit to the Commission and the Commission may request from the Director for periodic review, after-action reports on District of Columbia and other governmental homeland security exercises, assessments of regional homeland security efforts, and other documents relevant to the Commission's responsibilities. (c) The Commission, in consultation with the Director, shall use any information collected under this subchapter to make recommendations for improvements in security and preparedness.


Commission membership: 

The Commission shall consist of 7 persons with expertise in security, transportation, communication, chemical safety, risk assessment, terrorism (including bioterrorism), or occupational safety and health.



Individuals with professional and life experience as listed above.


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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