Boards & Commissions

The City has 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.

Throughout the remainder of the coronavirus pandemic and the State of Emergency, City Council has given authorization for all boards and commissions to meet virtually once a month for up to 3 hours (no limit on Council and Planning Commission meetings).  Council has also approved one sub-committee meeting per month for up to six boards on a first come, first served basis.  All meetings, except Ad-hoc task force meetings, must be coordinated with the City's Communications Department. Ad-hoc meetings will be supported by staff liaisons.


The City of Charlottesville is currently accepting applications for Boards and Commissions with vacancies.  Applications are due by December 9, 2022, unless otherwise noted.  City Council will make board appointments during the December 19, 2022 council meeting.

The appointment process for the boards and commissions that are listed below includes an interview by City Council.  The deadline to apply for these boards is November 11, 2022. This adjusted application deadline will allow for Council to complete the interview process ahead of the designated appointment date.

  • Police Civilian Oversight Board

Application: Completing the online form is the most common and preferred way to apply for membership on a board or commission; however, a PDF version is also available. Click HERE for the PDF.


  • March 21, 2022 (application deadline March 11, 2022)
  • June 21, 2022  (application deadline June 10, 2022)
  • September 19, 2022 (application deadline September 9, 2022)
  • December 19, 2022  (application deadline December 9, 2022)

The Charlottesville City Council makes appointments to Boards & Commissions on a quarterly basis, unless Council approves a one-off appointment cycle. Vacancies must be advertised for a minimum of 30 days, and Council may extend an application deadline as deemed necessary.