Press release from 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.
Please visit of City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by e-mail at s firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
The deadline for applications for these openings is Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.
BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS – current vacancy is for an Electrical Layman. Please indicate on application . The members of the Board examine applicants for licenses for the transaction of other related business.
CITIZENS-POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – current vacancy must be a Housing Authority property resident. 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.
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD – The deadline for this opening is September 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The Civil Service Board works with the Human Resources Department to resolve employee grievances on an as needed basis and meets on a periodic basis to discuss personnel administration issues. The vacant seat is elected by employees of the City of Asheville who are members of the Classified Service. Candidates for membership on the Civil Service Board must be “qualified voters of the City and not employed by the City.” Applicants should submit: 1) Boards and Commissions Application ; 2) Qualified Candidate Checklist ; and 3) letter of intent . Please visit the Civil Service Board webpage, or contact Sarah Terwilliger at STerwilliger@ashevillenc.gov for an application form.
GREENWAY COMMITTEE – This vacancy is open until filled. The Committee functions as an advisory board to the Multimodal Transportation Commission and City staff on implementation of a systemofgreenwayswithinAsheville. TheCommitteeworkstointegrateCityandCountyParksand Transportation plans while educating and engaging the public and advocating for funding. The Greenway Committee consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The term of office is three years. Please visit the Greenway Committee webpage, or contact Lucy Crown, at LCrown@ashevillenc.gov for a Greenway Committee application form.
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE– The current vacancy is for a representative that resides in the 28806 or 28728 zip code; please indicate zip code on application. The Committee was established to advise the City Council on neighborhoods within the City of Asheville’s zoning and planning jurisdiction. The Commission shall have the following powers and duties: (1) Develop rules and by-laws for the conduct of its business, including but not limited to meeting schedules, officers, voting, sub-committees; (2) Develop a plan to strengthen neighborhood identity and resilience, and to facilitate communication and cooperation between Asheville’s neighborhoods and City offices; (3) Develop benchmarks and standards by which progress towards implementing the plan can be measured; and (4) Work on special projects that are consistent with the goals of the committee, as assigned or directed by Council.
PUBLIC ART AND CULTURAL COMMISSION– The Commission is responsible for promoting and maintaining art displays in public buildings and public spaces in the City of Asheville. In addition the Commission (1) facilitates public art in public buildings and public spaces; (2) engages the creative sector as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism and economic development; (3) encourages public confidence for and appreciation of the arts in Asheville; (4) works to build partnerships and collaborations throughout Asheville’s creative community; and (5) aids in strengthening the organizational structure of public and cultural arts delivery. The Public Art and Cultural Commission shall follow its Public Art Policy and Implementation Guidelines as modified and/or amended every five years; and (6) recommends to City Council the acceptance of works of art.
TRANSIT COMMITTEE – This vacancy is open until filled. 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 Committee consists of at least seven members and up to eleven members. All are appointed by the Multimodal Transportation Commission. The terms of office are three years. The Asheville Transit Committee will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Please visit the Transit Committee webpage, or contact Transit Planning Manager, Elias Mathes at EMathes@ashevillenc.gov for an application form.
Please visit of City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by e-mail at email@example.com for more information.