City seeks applicants for boards and commissions

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, October 3 at 5 p.m.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 or by e-mail at for an application form.

COMMUNITY ACTION OPPORTUNITIES – The mission of the organization is to help people who live on limited incomes transform their lives.

HOMELESS INITIATIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – The purpose of the Committee is to implement the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and its duties and responsibilities shall include (1) conduct research and investigation into issues about homelessness, including causes and effects within Asheville and the surrounding area; (2) formulate and make recommendations to local governmental entities and social service agencies to reduce the incidence of homelessness; (3) act as a clearinghouse for information on local homelessness issues; and (4) other duties as requested by the City Council, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, or as the Committee deems appropriate.

TRANSIT COMMISSION – The Commission shall (1) study public transportation in the City and recommend to the Public Transit Office courses of action that could be used to correct these problems; (2) function as an advisory body with the responsibilities to advise the Public Transit Office on matters affecting the transit system and its operation; including, but not limited to: (a) the current and future direction of the transit system; (b) transit system problems, needs and requirements; (c) public interest matters and concerns; (d) quality and effectiveness of the transit system; (e) organization, operations, and management of the transit system; (f) proposed budget and plan of operations; (g) rate system and bus routing; (h) grant recommendations; (i) rules, regulations, and procedures; (j) coordination of transit matters with and between other agencies as may be necessary, required or desired; (k) other transit matters as necessary for the effective operation of the transit system; and (l) to maintain a close working relationship and dialogue with the City Manager and appropriate City staff; and (3) make period reports to the City Manager on the state of public transportation within the City.


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