The 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!
Appointments will be considered for the following Boards and Commissions at the November 18, 2019 City Council meeting.
Applications accepted through November 8, unless otherwise noted.
- Board of Architectural Review - 4 vacancies (interview may be requested by Council)
- Business or Commercial Property Owner in a Design Control District (1)
- Historian or possess substantial background in history/historic preservation (2)
- Residential Property Owner or Resident in a Design Control District (1)
- Community Development Block Grant Task Force - 4 vacancies
- Social issues representative (1)
- Low-to-moderate income neighborhood representatives from CDBG neighborhoods: Belmont, 10th & Page, Fifeville, Ridge Street, or Rose Hill (3)
- Community Policy and Management Team - 2 vacancies
- Parent Representative
- Private Provider Representative
- Housing Advisory Committee -1 vacancy
- Officer of a Neighborhood Association
- Parking Advisory Panel - 3 vacancies
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Board - 4 vacancies
- Personnel Appeal Board - 1 vacancy (cannot be City employee)
- PLACE Design Task Force -1 vacancy
- Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)
- Police Civilian Review Board - 8 vacancies [Application deadline December 6, 2019. Interviews to be conducted on December 16.]
- Retirement Commission - 2 vacancies
- City Resident or City Business Owner (1)
- City Employee At-large (1)
- Sister City Commission
- 1 vacancy
- Higher Education representative
- Towing Advisory Board - 2 vacancies
- Law enforcement representatives
- Law enforcement representatives
- Tree Commission
- 2 vacancies
- Low-to-moderate income representative from CDBG neighborhoods: Belmont, 10th & Page, Ridge Street, or Rose Hill (1)
- Charlottesville Area Tree Steward (1)
- Vendor Appeals Board - 3 vacancies
- Non-City Employees
- Youth Council - 4 vacancies. CLICK HERE to download the Youth Council application. Deadline is November 8, 2019.
Appointments will be considered for the following Boards and Commissions at the December 16, 2019 City Council meeting.
Applications accepted through December 11th.
- Measurements & Solutions Group - 8 vacancies
- Community Member (2)
- Professional data analyst with a background in economics, social science, public policy, or similar (2)
- Community Organizing representative (2)
- At-Large (2)
- Ridge Street Priority Neighborhood Task Force - 3 vacancies
- Ridge Street Resident
- Ridge Street Business Owner
- Ridge Street Property Owner
Download an APPLICATION to serve on a board or commission. Preference is given to residents of the City of Charlottesville unless a specific position indicates otherwise..
Once you have downloaded and filled out the application form, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send via mail to P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, ATTN: Clerk of Council - Boards & Commissions.
Charlottesville City Council reviews applications on a quarterly basis after an opening has been posted for a minimum of 30 days, unless a deadline is posted otherwise and/or Council determines a vacancy needs to be filled sooner. The review schedule for 2019 is as follows:
- March 4, 2019 Council Meeting - deadline to apply is February 21, 2019
- May 20, 2019 Council Meeting - deadline to apply is April 26, 2019
- August 19, 2019 Council Meeting - deadline to apply is August 9, 2019
- November 18, 2019 Council Meeting - deadline to apply is November 8, 2019
For more information about Boards and Commissions, please e-mail email@example.com or call the Clerk of Council's office at 434-970-3113.