The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents who want to get involved in their community to fill vacancies on several boards, committees, and commissions. No experience required.

The Board of Appeals hears appeals of the zoning and land use decisions of the County Government, requests for approval of special exceptions, and requests for approval of variances. Application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The Historic Preservation Commission recommends properties for local historic landmark designation, review exterior changes to locally designated landmarks, and support documentation of historic resources throughout Charles County.

Additional vacancies include:

  • Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
  • Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board
  • Alarm Review Board
  • Animal Matters Hearing Board
  • Area Council on Aging
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council
  • Ethics Commission
  • Heritage Commission
  • Homeowner’s Association Dispute Review Board
  • Mental Health Advisory Board

Positions will remain open until filled.  A separate application must be submitted for each vacancy.   Applications and a detailed list of all current vacancies are available on the Charles County Government website at or by contacting Carol DeSoto, Senior Commissioner Specialist, at 301-645-0691 or

About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.