Boards & Commissions

The City has a 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 the right and the responsibility of interested and capable citizens to become engaged in local government policy by advising City Council on important community-related issues.

The members of City advisory boards, committees, task forces and commissions are appointed to serve at the pleasure of the City Council and are expected to meet meeting attendance requirements as set forth in the following resolution:

Resolution establishing meeting attendance requirements (PDF)


The City of Charlottesville is accepting applications for BOARDS and COMMISSIONS with VACANCIES.  

Applications are due by February 7, 2024unless otherwise noted. Please view the advertisement for the vacant position to verify the application deadline.  City Council will make the next regular round of board appointments at the February 20, 2024 council meeting.

Completing the online application 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.


Application DeadlineQuarterly Appointment Date 
February 7February 20
May 8May 20
August 7August 19
November 6
November 18

Council may extend an application deadline or make appointments on an as-needed basis outside of the standard schedule. 
Board vacancies are advertised for a minimum of 30 days.