Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play
a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on
a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.
More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to work by serving on one of many City advisory committees.
Currently there are openings on five committees or boards.
Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for applications for these openings is 5 p.m. March 2.
CITIZENS-POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The vacant seat is for a representative from South Asheville. Please note residency in your application. The responsibilities of the Committee include serving as liaison between the police and community over concern; to mediate problems or conflicts; to serve as an advocate for programs, ideas, and methods to improve the relationship between the police and the community; and to disseminate information to the community and to the government officials in Asheville.
BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS – The current vacancy is for a utility representative. Please note qualifications on application. The members of the Board examine applicants for licenses for the transaction of other related business.
GREENWAY COMMITTEE: This vacancy is open until filled. The Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and City staff on implementation of a system of greenways within Asheville. The Committee’s role is to function as an advisory committee to the City’s greenway program while educating and engaging the public and advocating for funding. The Greenway Committee consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The term of office is three years. For an application form, please visit the Greenway Committee webpage, or contact Lucy Crown, at LCrown@ashevillenc.gov .
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION: There are two current vacancies; (1) must be a person with demonstrated greenway interests; and (2) must be a person with demonstrated transit interests; please indicate interest and background in the application form. Members shall possess expertise and interest in the sustainability and development of multimodal transportation and demonstrate willingness to participate actively. Duties of the commission include, but are not limited to: (1) recommend policies for the development/ integration of multimodal transportation planning and education to the City; (2) assist with the development of a multimodal transportation system; and (3) assist the City with the implementation of best management practices for educating the public on the benefits of multimodal transportation.
TRANSIT COMMITTEE: This vacancy is open until filled. The Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and to the City staff on matters affecting the transit system and its operation. The Transit Committees consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All Transit Committee members are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The terms of office are three years. For an application form, please visit the Transit webpage, or contact Marcela Moreno at MMoreno@ashevillenc.gov for more information.