BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Boards and Commissions Manual
Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape their government and their city. There are currently more than 30 boards and commissions that advise the Mayor and City Council on a array of issues.
Board members and commissioners generally serve as unpaid volunteers, but the rewards can be gratifying: members meet other residents with similar interests, they learn about the city, and they help shape the future of Asheville. Being on a board or commission does require a significant personal commitment, however, so applicants should consider their ability to commit their time and personal energy before applying.
To find out more about a specific board or commission, please visit their individual web pages located on the left menu. Board and commission meetings are open to the public, so potential applicants are encouraged to sit in on monthly meetings. Meeting dates, times and locations vary, and are available on individual web pages.
If members of the public are interested in being on an e-mail list to receive information on a particular board, they will need to contact the individual staff contact (which can be found in the Boards & Commissions Meeting Schedules, Contact Information and Liaisons below).
Boards & Commissions Meeting Schedules, Contact Information and Liaisons
Applying for a Board or Commission:
If you are interested in serving on a Boards or Commission, download an application or request one from the city clerk’s office. After your application is received, you will receive a receipt of application e-mail. If you do not receive that receipt within two hours after submittal, please contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 259-5601 to make sure that your application has reached the City Clerk's Office. Once an application is received, the city will place your name on the resource list for the particular board. When vacancies occur, the City Council will review the resource list and schedule interviews. You will be contacted directly if it is necessary for you to interview for an appointment.
Be a Local Leader
The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Do you want to be a part of the body that is responsible for making decisions regarding policy, service and education? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to take that initial step forward and put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to task by serving on one of the many committees we have to offer.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 or by e-mail at email@example.com for an application form.
The following boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is Wednesday, October 5 at 5 p.m.
COMMUNITY ACTION OPPORTUNITIES – The mission of the organization is to help people who live on limited incomes transform their lives.
HUB COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE BOARD - The HUB Community Economic Development Alliance consists of the Asheville Mayor; a City Council Committee member from the Planning & Economic Development Committee; UNC-Asheville Chancellor; A-B Technical Community College President; Warren Wilson College President, Superintendents of the city and county school systems, Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners; Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition representative; 5 members appointed by the Asheville City Council; 5 members appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners; and at-large members appointed by the Board itself.
The Committee has managed and monitored the implementation of the HUB project plan by leveraging Buncombe County's unique assets to attract, create and expand business opportunities while improving the well-being of our citizens. Currently it is a forum for discussing and catalyzing actions that will advantage Asheville and Buncombe County five years out and beyond.
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE– This vacancy is for a representative from 28806 or 28728 zip code. The Committee was established to advise the City Council on neighborhoods within the City of Asheville’s zoning and planning jurisdiction. The Commission shall have the following powers and duties: (1) Develop rules and by-laws for the conduct of its business, including but not limited to meeting schedules, officers, voting, sub-committees; (2) Develop a plan to strengthen neighborhood identity and resilience, and to facilitate communication and cooperation between Asheville’s neighborhoods and City offices; (3) Develop benchmarks and standards by which progress towards implementing the plan can be measured; and (4) Work on special projects that are consistent with the goals of the committee, as assigned or directed by Council.
City of Asheville Talent Scout / 2016 Boards & Commissions Vacancies Schedule
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information on Boards & Commissions.
Maggie Burleson, City Clerk
Location: Asheville City Hall, 2nd floor
Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: (828) 259-5601