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Direct Mayoral Appointments

Currently, the Mayor’s makes appointments to 74 District boards and commissions without any need for action by the Council of the District of Columbia. These are known as Direct Appointments.

Once MOTA staff receives the completed application, our staff processes the package and reviews the resume, biography, or curriculum vitae to verify that applicants are eligible to serve on the board or commission of their choice. Because certain boards and commissions have a limited number of seats or require a person with a specific skill set, an applicant may be required to have an interview with the Director of MOTA before receiving approval to be considered by the Mayor.* After the process is complete, the Mayor may approve the applicant to serve.

In filling seats to boards and commissions, the Mayor seeks to mirror the diversity of the citizens of the District of Columbia by considering a range of factors, including, but not limited to*:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender)
  • Veterans Status
  • Disability Status
  • Ward

The Mayor desires broad diversity on each board in the District. Whether an applicant provides the above-mentioned information is optional, but this information does help MOTA ensure that it meets the Mayor's goal of inclusiveness of applicants serving on a board on commission.

Once an applicant receives an approval from the Mayor, MOTA prepares a Mayor’s Order and schedules a swearing in ceremony where the nominee will take the Oath of Office and sign the applicable documents to begin their service.

To find Mayor’s Orders, please visit the DC Regulations Search page. On the Search page, use the drop down menu on the right hand side and select “Mayor’s Orders”. Then search for Mayor’s Orders by using some keywords or by using the Mayor’s Order number. All Mayor’s Orders are in PDF format.

*Please note this is also for appointments that require confirmation from the Council.

Boards and Commissions that do not require Council Action:

  • Advisory Board on Veterans Affairs
  • Advisory Committee to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)
  • Advisory Committee to the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Affairs (GLBT)
  • Age-Friendly DC Task Force
  • Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC)
  • Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings
  • Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Board of Review for Anti-Deficiency Violations
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Chesapeake Bay Program Local Government Advisory Committee
  • Chesapeake Bay Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee
  • Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation Board of Directors (CYITC)
  • Citizen Review Panel: Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Commemorative Works Committee
  • Commission for National and Community Service (Serve DC)
  • Commission for Women
  • Commission on Aging
  • Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure
  • Commission on Latino Community Development
  • Commission on Persons with Disabilities
  • Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Commission on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Committee on Metabolic Disorders
  • Construction Codes Coordinating Board
  • Destination DC (Washington D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation)
  • Developmental Disabilities Fatality Review Committee (DD FRC)
  • Developmental Disabilities State Planning Council (DD Council)
  • "District of Columbia Educational Opportunity for
  • Military Children State Council"
  • Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC)
  • Education Licensure Commission (ELC)
  • Emancipation Commemoration Commission
  • Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC)
  • Financial Literacy Council
  • Green Buildings Advisory Council
  • Health Information Exchange Policy Board (HIE)
  • Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
  • Humanities Council
  • Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
  • Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
  • Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC)
  • Juvenile Abscondence Review Committee
  • Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG)
  • Mayor's Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs (MACCCA)
  • Mayor's Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect (MACCAN)
  • Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force
  • Mayor's Commission on HIV/AIDS
  • Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Nutrition
  • Mayor's Interfaith Council
  • Metropolitan Washington Regional Ryan White Planning Council
  • National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)
  • Notaries Public Board of Review
  • Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC)
  • Police and Firemen's Retirement and Relief Board (PFRRB)
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Board (POST)
  • Pretrial Services Agency Executive Committee
  • Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Fund Committee
  • Public Defender Service Board of Trustees
  • Public Space Committee
  • Recreational Trails Advisory Committee
  • Retirement Board
  • Saint Elizabeths Redevelopment Initiative Advisory Board (SERI Board)
  • State Advisory Panel on Special Education (SAPSE)
  • State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council (SECDC)
  • State Mental Health Planning Council (SMHPC)
  • State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)
  • Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
  • Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board (SEU Advisory Board)
  • Task Force to Combat Fraud
  • Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Board of Directors
  • Uniform Law Commission (ULC)
  • United Planning Organization Board of Directors (UPO)
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Site Reuse Advisory Committee
  • Washington Convention Center Advisory Committee (WCCAC)
  • Workforce Investment Council (WIC)