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Recruits Sought for Compensation Commission

Body Determines Compensation for Mayor and Council

Skyline view of Rockville

The Mayor and Council are seeking applicants to serve on the Compensation Commission, which determines annual compensation for the five elected officials of the city.

The commission consists of five members, who must be residents or have a place of business in the city.
Members’ terms are staggered, with initial appointments for two, four and six years, and begin Dec. 31 of the year in which they are appointed. Terms are six years.

By city ordinance, the Compensation Commission convenes every four years to provide a recommendation to the Mayor and Council by March 31. Any change in compensation would not take effect until after the following election. The next city election is in 2023.

The Compensation Commission is required to meet before Jan. 31 in an election year. At that meeting, the commission must discuss its mission of recommending possible changes to the stipend of the mayor and councilmembers. Before making a recommendation, and to assist with its deliberations, the commission seeks input from residents on aspects of compensating the Mayor and Council.

The Mayor and Council may choose to adopt or reject the commission’s recommendation. If they take no action, the recommendation goes into effect within 60 days.

Changes in compensation take effect for the next administration of the Mayor and Council.

Learn more about the Compensation Committee’s role at Find out how to apply for this, or the other 21 city boards and commissions, at

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