Boards and Commissions 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. 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. Want to be notified when new vacancies are advertised at the beginning of each month? Contact Sarah Terwilliger at email@example.com or (828)259-5839 to be added to the distribution list! Application Process Determine which board or commission interests you: 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. Complete an application: Apply here for a board or commission. Note there is an additional application form if you are interested in serving on the Human Relations Commission. Confirm receipt: After your application is received, you will receive a receipt of application e-mail. If you do not receive that receipt within a day after submittal, please contact Deputy City Clerk Sarah Terwilliger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 259-5839 to make sure that your application has reached the City Clerk’s Office. Wait for a vacancy if one is not currently open: Once an application is received, the city will place your name on the resource list for the particular board. Applications are held on file for consideration for one year. Interview: 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. Current Vacancies: The deadline for these vacancies is Monday August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Preference will be given to a banker/lender with loan and/or commercial expertise for one of the vacancies. Please indicate experience on application. Some duties of the Committee include: (1) to consider affordable housing policy issues and advise City leadership about those policies; (2) to develop concrete action steps to implement the highest priorities of the Affordable Housing Plan, and to update that Plan as appropriate over time; and (3) to advise City leadership and staff regarding affordable housing priorities for the investment of City-controlled funds. I-26 CONNECTOR PROJECT AESTHETICS COMMITTEE- established as an ad hoc committee to gather information and ideas about aesthetics to make the I-26 Connector project a cohesive and integrated part of Asheville. The Aesthetics Committee shall serve as a voice for interested parties represented by the Aesthetics Committee members and provide recommendations to the City about the aesthetics treatments. BUNCOMBE COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – The current vacancy is for an owner or operator of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or vacation rental management company with 100 or fewer rental units. Please indicate qualifications on application form. The purpose of the Authority is to further the development of travel, tourism, and conventions in the county through state, national and international advertising and promotion. Keep informed of activities of particular boards 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. Resource Pages: Talent Scout Meetings & Contact Information Orientation Handbook Rules on Boards & Commissions FAQ’s for Interested Volunteers 2019 Vacancy List Annual Reports Chair Manual Board and Commission Meeting and Contact Information 2019-2020 Board or Commission Meeting Information Contact Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 9:30 a.m., First Thursday of the month 6th Floor Conference Room 623 – City Hall Megan Gaskell 232-4599 African American Heritage Commission 11:30 a.m., Second Tuesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Kimberlee Archie 232-4517 Airport Authority 8:30 a.m., Second Friday of the month Asheville Airport Offices- Conference Room Lew Bleiwis 684-2226 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board 8:30 a.m., Last Tuesday of the month ABC Administrative Office- One Cherry Street Mark Combs email@example.com Asheville City Board of Education -Regular Board meeting: 6:30 p.m., First Monday of the month Administrative Office- 85 Mountain Street Worksession meeting: 4:00pm The Monday one week before the Regular Board meeting Rotate between schools Kimberly Jones firstname.lastname@example.org Asheville City Council Formal Meetings 5:00 p.m., Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month Council Chamber, 2nd floor- City Hall Maggie Burleson 259-5601 Asheville Regional Housing Consortium Meets on an as-needed basis Megan Gaskell 232-4599 Audit Committee 3:00 p.m., Third Thursday, quarterly Conference Room 209- City Hall Patricia Rosenberg 259-5586 Board of Adjustment 2:00 p.m. Fourth Monday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Marie Biddix 259-5856 Board of Electrical Examiners 9:00 a.m. First Tuesday in January, April, July, and October Public Works Room A109- 161 S. Charlotte St. Jay Eichhorn 259-5839 Board and Commissions Committee (Council Committee) 4:15 p.m., Second Tuesday of the month Conference Room 209- City Hall Sarah Terwilliger 259-5839 Citizen-Police Advisory Committee 5:00 p.m. First Wednesday of the month Public Works Room A109- 161 S. Charlotte St. Julie Moore 259-5813 Civic Center Commission 4:00 p.m. First Tuesday of the month US Cellular Center- Banquet Hall Chris Corl 259-5452 Civil Service Board 2:30 p.m., First Thursday of the month 6th Floor Conference Room 623- City Hall Caroline Long 251-4041 Community Action Opportunities 12:00 noon, Fourth Tuesday of Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec. Community Action Opportunity- 25 Gaston St. Vicki Heidinger 252-2495 Crime Stoppers 9:00 a.m., Fourth Tuesday of the month Sheriff’s Dept. – 60 Court Plaza- 4th Floor Natalie Bailey 250-4469 Downtown Commission 8:30 a.m., Second Friday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Dana Frankel 251-4051 Economic Development Coalition of Asheville and Buncombe County 7:45 a.m., Last Friday of every month Chamber of Commerce Board Room- 23 Montford Ave. Desiree Monstrola 258-6118 Finance & Human Resources Committee (City Council Committee) 1:30 p.m., Fourth Tuesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Beth Bechel 259-5598 Firemen’s Local Relief Fund 9:00 a.m., February and September meetings Wells Fargo Bank Building David Anders 255-8650 French Broad River MPO 1:00 p.m., Fourth Thursday of each month (except no meetings in July or December) 339 New Leicester Highway Tristan Winkler or Lyuba Zuyeva 251-6622 Governance Committee (City Council Committee) 3:00 p.m., Second Tuesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Jaime Matthews 232-4541 Historic Resources Commission 4:00 p.m., Second Wednesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Alex Cole 259-5638 Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee 12:00 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of the month Housing Authority Board Rm- 165 S. French Broad Ave. Brian Huskey 251-4048 Housing Authority 5:00 p.m. Fourth Wednesday of the month Housing Authority Board Rm- 165 S. French Broad Ave. Gene Bell 258-1222 Housing and Community Development (City Council Committee) 10:00 a.m. Third Tuesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Megan Gaskell 232-4599 Human Relations Commission of Asheville 5:30 p.m. Third Thursday of the month UNC Asheville Reuter Center – 1 University Heights Kimberlee Archie 232-4517 Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board 1:00 p.m. Fourth Wednesday of the month (except no meetings in July or Nov.) 339 New Leicester Highway – Suite 140 Zia Rifkin 251-6622 Metropolitan Sewerage District Board 2:00 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month MSD Offices- 2028 Riverside Drive, Asheville Pam Nolan 225-8268 Multimodal Transportation Commission 3:00 p.m., Fourth Wednesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Janet GeorgeMurr 232-4531 Neighborhood Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m. Fourth Monday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Brenda Mills 259-5506 Noise Ordinance Appeals Board Meets on an as-needed basis Asheville Police Department- 100 Court Plaza Julie Moore 259-5813 Planning and Economic Development (City Council Committee) 4:00 p.m., Second Monday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Whitney Tedder 232-4555 Planning and Zoning Commission 5:00 p.m., First Wednesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Patti McFarland 259-5627 Public Art and Cultural Commission 4:00 p.m., Fourth Thursday of every other month Beginning in January First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Stephanie Monson 232-4502 Public Safety Committee (City Council Committee) 3:30 p.m., Fourth Monday of the month Municipal Building, 4th floor conference room- 60 Court Plaza Anika Ellis 251-4061 Recreation Board 12:30 p.m. Second Monday of every other month Beginning in January First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Debbie Ivester 259-5800 Riverfront Redevelopment Commission 4:00 p.m., Second Thursday of the month Explore Asheville Offices – 27 College Place. Sara Henry 232-4583 Soil Erosion/Stormwater Review Committee Meets on an as-needed basis McCray Coates 259-5966 Sports Commission, A-B Regional 12:00 noon, Second Thursday of the month Chamber of Commerce Board Rm- 36 Montford Ave. Demp Bradford 713-5825 Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy & the Environment 3:30 p.m., Third Wednesday of the month First Floor North Conference Room- City Hall Amber Weaver 271-6141 Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Click for 2019-20 Meeting Schedule Jonna Sampson 258-6111 Tree Commission 3:30 p.m., Third Monday of each month Public Works Room A109- 161 S. Charlotte St. Lora Morgan 259-5932 WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Board 4:00 p.m., Second Monday every other month Beginning in January 125 S. Lexington Ave. – Suite 101 250-6777 Could not find the Board or Commission information you were looking for? Visit our legacy page here.