They say it takes a village to raise a child, but how many members of the community does it take to make a city prosper? From deciding on the art on our public streets to the expansion of greenways, Ashevillians like us are integral to creating our city.
On 30+ city boards and commissions focused on transportation, arts, sustainability, recreation, and more.
Residents of the City of Asheville, plus some county-appointed seats.
How much time?
Time commitment varies, but most commissions meet monthly or bi-monthly. Generally, a term is held for three years.
How can I apply?
Submit applications online here or visit the city clerk’s office and request an application. You can specify the board or commission you’re interested in — or when vacancies occur, City Council will review the applicants on file already. Once you apply, your application will stay live for a year.
Are there any openings?
Yep, currently, there are vacancies in the following groups:
- Asheville-Buncombe Riverfront Commission (formerly Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission)
- Board of Adjustment
- Design Review Committee
- Downtown Commission
- Housing Authority (application deadline is Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.)
- Human Relations Commission
- Metropolitan Sewerage District
- Neighborhood Advisory Committee (28801 zip code representative)
- Noise Advisory Board (restaurant industry representative)
- Public Art & Cultural Commission
- Sustainability Advisory Committee
- Transit Committee (a subcommittee of the Multimodal Transportation Commission, appointed by the Commission)
- Urban Forestry Commission
What’s the deadline?
Applications for this round of vacancies are due Sunday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Asheville City Council is scheduled to make appointments at its Tuesday, Jan. 9 meeting.
Don’t see anything that lights your fire? Keep checking. New openings are posted on a monthly basis.