Be a Local Leader

The City of Asheville has openings on various committees for residents who want to make a difference.

Let the City benefit from your experience and knowledge; help make decisions regarding policy, service, and education.

Current Vacancies

Board of Adjustment – Alternate Member

The Board (1) hears 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) hears and decides 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 – Member

(NOTE: Preference will be given to a currently homeless, or formerly homeless, candidate.)

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.

The deadline for applications for these openings is Wednesday, May 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. Visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by e-mail at for an application form.


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