Boards & Commissions

The City has a wide 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 not only the right, but 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 currently accepting applications for BOARDS and COMMISSIONS with VACANCIES.  

Applications are due by December 8, 2023, unless 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 December 18, 2023 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.


  • March 20, 2023 (application deadline March 10, 2023)
  • June 20, 2023  (application deadline June 9, 2023)
  • September 18, 2023 (application deadline September 8, 2023)
  • December 18, 2023  (application deadline December 8, 2023)

Council may approve a one-off appointment cycle and extend an application deadline as deemed necessary. Board vacancies must be advertised for a minimum of 30 days.