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!

City Council is currently accepting applications for the following openings:

  •  Building Code Board of Appeals (posted 4/26/17; open until filled)
  • Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (posted 1/31/17; open until filled)
  • Citizen's Police Advisory Panel (Citizen at Large and Youth Representative) (posted 6/8/17; open until filled)
  • Community Policy and Management Team (Private Provider Representative and Parent Representative positions open) (posted 4/5/16; open until filled)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Committee Task Force (posted 6/26/17; open until filled)
  • Historic Resources Committee (posted 5/18/17; open until filled)
  • Human Rights Commission (posted 4/18/17; open until filled)
  • Jefferson Area Community Criminal Justice Board (Citizen Representative) (posted 6/8/17; open until filled)
  • Jefferson Madison Regional Library (posted 4/26/17; open until filled)
  • Personnel Appeal Board (posted 10/13/2016; open until filled)
  • Rivanna River Basin Commission (Citizen Representative) (posted 6/8/17; open until filled)
  • Sister Cities Commission (At-large, Besancon Representative, Business Representative, Pleven Representative, Poggio a Caiano Representative and Youth Representative) (posted 4/26/17; open until filled) 
  • Social Services Advisory Board (posted 4/18/17; open until filled)
  • Towing Advisory Board (Citizen Representative positions open) (posted 5/15/16; open until filled)
  • Vendor Appeals Board (posted 8/30/15; open until filled)
  • Water Resources Protection  Advisory Committee (posted 12/8/16; open until filled)

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.