Our local governments are constantly making decisions that impact our everyday lives and our natural environment. As a citizen, you have the unique opportunity to help make a difference by serving on local boards and commissions made up of regular citizens just like you. Each functions differently, but in general these boards receive input from the larger community and advise governmental bodies like city and town councils and county commissions. They help shape our local governments’ policies, priorities and the future of our communities!
Interested but don’t know where to start? Check out our tips here!
“Creating Local Change: Board and Commission Service” a good overview about getting started.
“How Government Works” Webinar about how local boards fit into the big scheme of things!
Western North Carolina Board and Commission Openings
Most communities take applications on a rolling basis. So if you’re interested in serving but don’t find any current openings in your town or county, go ahead and apply and indicate what you’re interested in!
Find Openings and Apply!
Buncombe County board and commission openings and application are listed here. For more information call the Clerk to the Board at (828) 250-4105.
Henderson County board and commission openings are located on the Board of Commissioners agendas, along with proposed appointments. Application and a full list of all County boards are listed here. For more information call the Clerk to the Board at (828) 697-4808.
City of Hendersonville board and commission openings are located on the City Council agendas. Deadline for applications is the next commissioner meeting after a vacancy is announced. Click here for a full list of all boards and commissions and application. For more information call City Clerk at (828) 697-3005.
Macon County board and commission openings and application. For more information call the Clerk to the Board at (828) 349-2020.
Town of Black Mountain Click here for a full list of boards and commissions and an application for appointment. No listing of openings available, for more information call Town Clerk at 828-419-9300 x 310. Open positions will start being advertised in May, 2016.
Jackson County has no formal listing of board and commission openings, applications are available here. For more information call the County Manager at 828-631-2295.
Watauga County has no formal listing of board and commission openings, application and a full list of all County boards and commissions are available here. For more information call the Clerk to the Board at (828) 265-8000.
For general questions or assistance, including help finding openings in communities not listed here, contact Joan Walker, (828) 258-8737 ext. 205