Environmental Control Board
The Environmental Control Board is an administrative agency that is responsible for the adjudication of citations issued by other City agencies that affect sanitation, environmental, health, safety, and other quality of life provisions found in Article I, Section 40 of the Baltimore City Code.
While hearing officers are the daily arbitrators of contested citations, the Board hears appeals on a monthly basis from respondents who challenge the decision of a hearing officer; specifically, the Board meets at 5:30PM on the third Tuesday of every month. Outside of providing an appellate process for respondents, the Board is also responsible for adopting or amending the Board’s governing rules and regulations.
Of the 15 spaces on the Board, eight members are appointed by the Mayor (*) and seven are ex officio members or their respective designees (**):
- the Commissioner of Health; (**)
- the Commissioner of Housing and Community Development; (**)
- the Police Commissioner; (**)
- the Fire Chief; (**)
- the Director of Public Works; (**)
- the Director of Transportation; (**)
- a member of the City Council, to be appointed by the President of the City Council; (**)
- a water pollution expert; (*)
- a solid waste expert; (*)
- a small business representative; (*)
- a real estate representative; (*)
- a community advocate; (*)
- an education representative; and (*)
- two members of the general public (members at large) (*)
Pursuant to Art IV, Section 6 of the Baltimore City Charter, the appointment expires at the end of four (4) years or at the end of the Mayor’s term of office, whichever occurs first. Board members receive no financial compensation for their service and may only serve for a maximum for two consecutive full terms.
The only current vacancies are the solid waste expert and the small business representative spaces.
To apply to the Environmental Control Board, interested individuals must submit the following information. This information can be submitted online, mailed, or hand delivered to:
Office of the Mayor
Attention: Lester Davis
Chief Strategist of Communications and Government Affairs
100 N. Holliday St, Rm. 400, Baltimore, MD
- A letter expressing the applicant’s desire and willingness to serve on the Environmental Control Board and indicating the strengths that the applicant would bring to the Board
- A resume that highlights the applicant’s personal history and professional experience as they pertain to the above-listed qualifications and their expertise in small businesses or solid waste, depending on the applicant’s membership interest;
- Proof of Baltimore City residency (Provide two of the following: a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license; voter registration card; utility bill; rent receipt; or verifiable lease agreement); and
- Current phone number
- Current email address
- The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.
The application process shall remain open until November 2, 2018.
After the application deadline, the current members of the Environmental Control Board will review all applications and make recommendations to the Mayor. Applicants will be notified concerning the status of their applications and subsequent steps in the recruitment process.
Candidates must be prepared to provide verification of all information included in their application materials.
If you have further questions, please call 410-396-3497 or email [email protected].