Rockville Residents have many valuable skills that can support our common vision for a welcoming, safe, and thriving City. One of the key responsibilities of the Mayor is to nominate candidates to serve on our City’s boards and commissions. Sadly, there have been far too many vacancies – some since 2015 – stalling residents’ ability to provide vital community input and expertise. As a councilmember and a candidate for mayor, I’ve raised my concern with the numerous vacancies.
At our most recent Mayor & Council meeting, the Mayor put forward 15 nominations, including 6 reappointments.
It’s about time.
I believe we should give residents from across our City a chance to serve and I look forward to reviewing and discussing these nominees. The lack of action by the Mayor to fill these positions sooner has created a void of leadership. I’m ready to lead as mayor of our great City to make sure residents have a seat at the table.
Virginia Onley is a City of Rockville Councilmember and a candidate for Mayor. You are learn more about her experience, qualifications, and vision for Rockville at VoteVirginiaOnley.org.