Council Appointed Boards and Commissions

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City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St.,
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Richmond, VA
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City of Richmond
 Boards and Commissions
Critical to the foundation of our citizen-run government, Richmond City Council and the Mayor regularly establishes and/or appoints members to serve on local and regional government boards, commissions, committees and task forces to assist with providing oversight on various topics, programs and services. Appointments to both local and regional bodies are made throughout the year as vacancies occur and new entities are created. Most appointments are volunteer/non-paid positions.

Appointed public bodies provide needed intellectual assistance on subjects that shape the quality of our lives, neighborhoods and city and increase government openness, inclusion and transparency. Membership on these entities offers citizens an opportunity to learn more about their local government and to use their education, experience, skills and abilities in service of the public good. All citizens are invited and encouraged to apply to serve.

Individual membership requirements are different for each public body, which range from advisory to policy to governing. Appointed terms include project-oriented ones that exist for a few months and more long-term ones that last up to four years. Time commitments vary. Meeting times, dates, locations and frequency are scheduled as needed. Incumbents are also considered for reappointment at the conclusion of their terms.

All citizens interested in being appointed to serve as a member of a local or regional public government body or non-government organization are invited to review the descriptions, purposes and individual membership requirements and apply online or contact the Office of the City Clerk at 646-7955.