City of Asheville moves appointment schedule to four times per year for Boards & Commissions

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On March 14, 2023 the Boards and Commissions Council Committee voted to support an operational change to move appointments from monthly to four – five times a year. Appointments currently run on a monthly basis to fill seats on more than 30 boards and commissions. The change will allow more time for outreach and consideration of applicants for appointments to City of Asheville Boards and Commissions

Appointments will be made 4-5 times a year, as noted below: 






Advertise: March 15

Deadline for applications: April 30 

Council Appointments: June 13 

Advertise: June 14

Deadline for applications: August 27 

Council Appointments: October 10 

Advertise: October 11

Deadline for applications: TBD

Council Appointments:  January 2024 

Advertise: January 2024

Deadline for applications: TBD

Council Appointments: April 2024


* Tentative schedule, subject to changes. 

The Planning & Zoning Commission and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority appointments will remain in August.

Why is the appointment schedule changing? 

  • Provide Board Chairs and Staff Liaisons additional time to review applications before making recommendations
  • Provide Council additional time to review applications for consideration of appointment
  • Allow Clerk’s office to provide regularly scheduled training for new board members, chairs, and staff liaisons
  • Allow Clerk’s office to engage in more outreach targeting underserved communities and populations
  • Allow Clerk’s office to work with staff liaisons and board chairs to identify hard-to-fill seats and engage in special outreach to reach qualified potential applicants

If you have questions about this change, please email