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 the Mayor and City Council on important community-related issues.

As the City works through the novel coronavirus pandemic, City Council has authorized the following boards and commissions to meet virtually once per month through October, as coordinated with the City's Communications Department:

  • Boards statutorily required to hold public hearings: Planning Commission, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Board of Architectural Review
  • Community Development Block Grant Task Force (CDBG)
  • Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (CEDA)
  • Community Policy Management Team (CPMT)
  • Electoral Board
  • Housing Advisory Committee
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Measurement and Solutions Group
  • Minority Business Commission
  • PLACE Design Task Force
  • Police Civilian Review Board (PCRB)
  • Retirement Commission
  • Ridge Street Task Force
  • Sister Cities Commission
  • Social Services Advisory Board
  • Tree Commission


Applications for the Boards and Commissions with vacancies will be accepted through September 11 for consideration at the September 21, 2020 City Council meeting.