City of Asheville Civil Service Board special election announced


The City of Asheville will hold a special election to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Board.

The newly elected member will serve through Oct. 1, 2019. The public is invited to apply for candidacy by 5 p.m. June 8. The election will be held June 25.

The vacant seat is elected by City of Asheville employees who are members of the Classified Service.


Candidates for membership on the Civil Service Board must be “qualified voters of the City and not employed by the City.” To be a qualified voter of the City, the candidate must live inside the City limits and be registered to vote. Qualified candidates for the Civil Service Board must have been separated from employment or contract with the City of Asheville for at least 7 years, and not have a spouse currently employed with the City of Asheville.


For elected members of the Classified Service appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Board and Commissions application, a Qualified Candidate Checklist and a letter of intent. The letter should contain the following information: the candidate’s name; the candidates address (i.e. where the candidate lives); the candidate’s telephone number; a brief statement declaring his/her candidacy; a statement that he/she (the candidate) is a qualified voter of the City and that he/she is not employed by the City; a brief biographical sketch, not to exceed 150 words; and signature of the candidate.



About the Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board works with the Human Resources Department to resolve employee grievances on an as-needed basis and meets on a periodic basis to discuss personnel administration issues.

The board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 623 of Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.