City of Asheville board and commission vacancies

From the city of Asheville:

The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Do you want to be a part of the body that is responsible for making decisions regarding policy, service and education? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to take that initial step forward and put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to task by serving on one of the many committees we have to offer.

The boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is Wednesday, August 7 at 5 p.m.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 or by e-mail at HYPERLINK “mailto:mburleson@ashevillenc.gov” mburleson@ashevillenc.gov for an application form.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE – The Committee will work in conjunction with City leadership and staff to implement the 2008 Affordable Housing Plan. The specific functions will be (1) to consider affordable housing policy issues and advise City leadership about those policies; (2) to develop concrete action steps to implement the highest priorities of the Affordable Housing Plan, and to update that Plan as appropriate over time; and (3) to advise City leadership and staff regarding affordable housing priorities for the investment of City-controlled funds.

ADA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE – The Committee shall hear complaints filed under the City’s Americans With Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure.

CRIMESTOPPERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE – The responsibilities of this committee is to review crimes and set awards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of felony crime offenders and to capture fugitives. The committee offers anonymity to persons who furnish information.

RIVER DISTRICT DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE – Vacancies include owners of property in the River District. The Committee shall (1) promote Asheville’s riverfront as a vital economic development area for Asheville and WNC; and (2) review and make comment on major work projects within the River District in accordance with the River District Design Review Guidelines.

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – Vacancy is for an owner or operator of a hotel, motel, or other taxable tourist accommodation with less 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.


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