Press release from the city of Asheville:
BE A LOCAL LEADER
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 take that initial
step forward and put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to task by serving on one of the many
committees the City has to offer.
Please visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage for a Boards and Commissions Application
or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications for these openings is
Monday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD – The members oversee the operation and
administration of the ABC system.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – The vacancy is for an alternate seat.The Board functions as a
quasi-judicial board to (1) hear and decides applications for approval of variances from the terms of
the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), except where the UDO places responsibility for hearing or
considering such a variance with another body; (2) hear and decide appeals from any order,
requirement, permit, decision, or determination issued or made by an administrative officer of the City
in enforcing any provisions of the UDO; (3) services as the City’s Housing Code Appeals Board; and
(4) performs such additional powers and duties as may be set forth elsewhere in the UDO and in
other laws and regulations.
HOMELESS INITIATIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Some duties of the Committee include: 1) Serve
as an advisory body, in collaboration with the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition, to the
Asheville City Council or its designated subcommittee for the NC 501 Continuum of Care: 2) Address
homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a
system of housing and services that meet those needs; 3) Foster a community-wide commitment to
the goal of ending homelessness; 4) Secure funding and make recommendations for allocations to
support efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the
trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness, and 5) Ensure access to and effective use of
mainstream programs; and Promote self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing