boardsThe City provides a wide variety of Boards and Commissions that encourage members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of our City. We believe it is not only the right, but the responsibility of interested and capable citizens to become engaged in local government policy by advising the Mayor and City Council on important community-related issues. Serving on a Board or Commission is an excellent way to make a personal contribution to Charlottesville's growth and can be a rewarding experience for everyone!

The deadline to submit an application is August 8, 2018, unless otherwise noted. 

City Council is currently accepting applications for the following openings:

  • Building Code Board of Appeals (posted 2/22/18)
  • Charlottesville &Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Board (City Tourism Representative) (posted 8/1/18) The deadline to submit an application for the CACVB Executive Board is 9/5/18. 
  • Community Development Block Grant Task Force (Rose Hill Neighborhood Representative) (posted 10/10/17)
  • Community Policy and Management Team (Private Provider Representative and Parent Representative) (posted 4/5/16)
  • Human Rights Commission (posted 4/18/18)
  • Jefferson Madison Regional Library (City Resident) (posted 6/14/18)
  •  Advisory Board (posted 9/12/17)
  • PLACE Design Task Force (CAT Advisory Board Representatives) (posted 2/12/18)
  • Planning Commission (City Resident) (posted 6/14/18)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College Board (City Resident) (posted 2/22/18)
  • Retirement Commission (City Resident and City Resident with Money Management Experience) (posted 6/14/18)
  • Sister City Commission (At-Large Representative) (posted 6/14/18)
  • Social Services Advisory Board (posted 2/22/18)
  • Towing Advisory Board (Alternative Citizen Representative) (posted 2/22/18)
  • Vendor Appeals Board (posted 8/30/15)
  • Youth Council (posted 3/29/18) CLICK HERE to download the Youth Council application. 

CLICK HERE to download an application to serve on a board or commission.  

Once you have downloaded and filled out the application form, please send to, or send via mail to P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, ATTN: Clerk of Council - Boards & Commissions.

For more information about Boards and Commissions, please e-mail or call the Clerk of Council's office at 434-970-3113.

Applications will be considered on a regularly scheduled Council meeting date (first and third Mondays) after opening has been posted for a minimum of 30 days, unless a deadline is posted otherwise. Preference is given to residents of the City of Charlottesville.