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:

  • Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Commission (City Resident) (posted 1/31/17)
  • Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (posted 1/31/17)
  • Citizen's Police Advisory Panel (Youth position open) (posted 12/7/16; open until filled)
  • Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee  (posted 6/14/2016; open until filled)
  • Community Policy and Management Team (Private Provider Representative and Parent Representative positions open) (posted 4/5/16; open until filled)
  • Historic Resources Committee (posted 1/31/17)
  • JABA Board of Directors (posted 2/27/17; open until filled)
  • JAUNT Board of Directors (posted 12/13/16; open until filled)
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (posted 2/13/17; open until filled) 
  • Personnel Appeal Board (posted 10/13/2016; open until filled)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College Board (posted 3/22/17; open until filled)
  • Region Ten Community Services Board (posted 2/13/17; open until filled) 
  • Towing Advisory Board (Citizen Representative positions open) (posted 5/15/16; open until filled)
  • Tree Commission (posted 2/22/17; 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)
  • Youth Council  (posted 3/15/17; open until 5/1/17) Visit the Youth Council page for the application and eligibility guidelines

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.