The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on the following boards, committees, and commissions:

  • Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
  • Alarm Review Board
  • Area Council on Aging
  • Board of License Commissioners (Liquor Board)
  • Board of Appeals
  • Board of Social Services
  • Commission for Women
  • Disadvantaged Business Loan Review Committee
  • Ethics Commission
  • Gaming Permit Review Board
  • Grants Advisory Panel
  • Heritage Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Homeowner’s Association Dispute Review Board
  • Housing Authority Board of Charles County
  • Nuisance Abatement Board

There is one vacancy on the Board of Appeals.  The board hears appeals of decisions made by the Planning Commission, requests for approval of special exceptions, and requests for approval of variances. 

All applicants must complete the State of Maryland online training course for Planning Commission/Board of Appeals members. You will find this online course at

In order for your application to be considered, you must complete this online course and send a copy of your certificate of completion along with a completed application by Monday, Nov. 30.

There are three vacancies on the Commission for Women. The Commission serves as a referral agency for women needing assistance; support and encourage volunteer programs of benefit to women; Publicize activities and services of interest to women; encourage educational and job training opportunities for women; Promote public forums on women’s needs and problems; and publicize newly passed legislation that affects women.

There is one vacancy on the Board of License Commissioners (Liquor Board) for a District 3 Representative. The task of this Board is to review and approve the issuance and renewal of liquor licenses in Charles County, and establish penalties for violations.

There is one vacancy on the Nuisance Abatement Board. This board conducts hearings pertaining to citizen complaints regarding unsightly accumulation of paper, junk, vehicle parts, trash, garbage, leaves, and if grass, weeds, uncultivated vegetable growth, briars, bush and plants are more than one foot high on private property.

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, Commissioner Specialist, at (301) 645-0691 or