boardsThe Charlottesville City Council appoints members to a wide variety of Boards and Commissions, encouraging 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.



Appointments will be considered for the following Boards and Commissions at the March 16, 2020 City Council meeting.  Applications will be accepted through March 6.

  • Parking Advisory Panel - 2 vacancies (Eligible candidates must either be a property owner, operator or employee of a business within two blocks of the metered area with a minimum of one hourly employee)
  • Sister City Commission - 1 vacancy
    • Higher Education representative (to be considered upon recommendation of higher education institution)

TO APPLY: Download an APPLICATION (en español). Preference is given to City of Charlottesville residents unless a specific position indicates otherwise.

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

Charlottesville City Council reviews Boards & Commissions applications on a quarterly basis after an opening has been posted for a minimum of 30 days, unless Council determines a vacancy needs to be filled sooner and a deadline is posted otherwise.  Council may extend a deadline as necessary. The appointment schedule for 2020 is as follows:

  • March 16, 2020 (application deadline March 6, 2020)
  • June 15, 2020 (application deadline June 5, 2020)
  • September 21, 2020 (application deadline September 11, 2020)
  • December 21, 2020 (application deadline December 11, 2020)