The state law authorizing the JHPD specifies that Baltimore’s mayor and City Council president each appoint one community member to the Accountability Board; JHU leadership nominates the remaining 13 members, in consultation with the Baltimore City Council where appropriate, subject to confirmation by the Maryland State Senate.[i]
Non-student members must be willing to serve for two years, and student members must be willing to serve for one year. Student members must be enrolled at the university during the duration of their term.
Key Steps in Appointment Process
- October 24, 2019 – Application period opens, and applications are posted online and shared with community of neighbors, students, faculty, and staff;
- November 20, 2019 – Deadline to apply for the Board;
- Nominating committee reviews and evaluates applications;
- January 7, 2019 – University leadership sends list of University-nominated Accountability Board members to the Maryland State Senate for consideration and confirmation;
- 2020 Legislative Session – Maryland State Senate confirmation hearings.
Once all members are appointed and confirmed, the Accountability Board will begin meeting as early as Spring 2020.