Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on an Asheville City Council board or commission is a great place to start. More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville.
Here’s a look at current openings on various City of Asheville committees.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5601 or by email at email@example.com for an application form.
Planning & Zoning Commission: The Commission is an advisory board to City Council and shall (1) review all new text for proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and proposals to zone or change the zoning of all property regulated under the UDO and to make recommendations to City Council for final action thereon; (2) perform studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future development of the City and its environs, including, but not limited to, studies and surveys of land uses, population, traffic, parking, and redevelopment needs; (3) formulate and recommend to City Council the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan and other plans, as necessary, for the City and its environs ; (4) review the terms of the UDO from time to time, as it deems appropriate, and to recommend to City Council any changes that the Commission considers necessary to regulate properly the development and use of land, buildings and structures; (5) review applications for planned unit development designation and the preliminary plans for such planned unit developments and to make recommendations to City Council for final action thereon; and (6) review and decide on approval of all proposed preliminary plats of major subdivisions. The deadline to apply has been extended to 5 p.m. Sept. 29.
HUB Community Economic Development Alliance Board: The Hub Project is Asheville and Buncombe County’s collaborative, sustainable, intentional community, cultural and economic development strategy. The HUB is described as a catalyst for collaboration around a coordinated economic and community development vision of what Asheville and Buncombe County can become. The Alliance works to stimulate interaction and collaboration within and across clusters identified by the Alliance—technology, rejuvenation, creativity, land/ag, enterprise/ entrepreneurship and advanced manufacturing. The Alliance will monitor and publicize progress via concrete metrics. The Alliance will support clusters and projects by raising funds from public and private sources. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 2.
Recreation Board: The Board advises City Council on various matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville, to make policy recommendations to City Council, and to carry out duties as may be assigned to them by City Council. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 2.
Tourism Development Authority: This vacancy is for an individual who is an owner or operator of a hotel, motel or other taxable tourist accommodation with more than 100 rental units. The purpose of the Authority is to further the development of travel, tourism and conventions in the county through state, national and international advertising and promotion. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 2.
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