Thursday - Jan 17, 2019

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City committee


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Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville 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. Put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to work by serving on one of many City advisory committees.

Currently there are openings on three committees.

The deadline for applications for these openings is 5 p.m. Feb. 4.

Please visit of City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5839 or by e-mail at sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov for an application form.

 

Current openings

CITIZENS-POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE — There are two current vacancies on the committee: 1) must be a Housing Authority property resident; and 2) must be a representative from the South district. Please indicate residence on application form. Duties include, but are not limited to: (1) serving as liaison between the police and community over concern; (2) to mediate problems or conflicts; (3) to serve as an advocate for programs, ideas, and methods to improve the relationship between the police and the community; and (4) to disseminate information to the community and to the government officials in Asheville.

 

SUSTAINABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT — This Committee will undertake initiatives, at a City level and participate in the larger community and regional discussions, to improve the environment, encourage green development, and support the development of a healthy community.

 

TRANSIT COMMITTEE — The Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and to the City staff on matters affecting the transit system and its operation. The Transit Committees consists of at least seven members and up to 11 members. All Transit Committee members are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The terms of office are three years. For an application form, please visit the Transit Committee webpage or contact Transit Project Coordinator, Marcela Moreno at MMoreno@ashevillenc.gov for more information. This vacancy is open until filled.

 

For more information, please visit of City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5839 or by e-mail at sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov.

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