Community Engagement Board

The Community Engagement Board will help to develop, evaluate, and implement the City of Raleigh’s community engagement efforts.  

Are you interested in serving on the Community Engagement Board? If so, please so fill out our interest form available May 23, 2022. Interest forms will close on June 10.


  • Review existing community engagement policies, practices, procedures, etc. and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Elevate the voices and needs of communities that have historically been marginalized within government decision-making processes.
  • Advise and assist the City in connection with the development and implementation of equitable community engagement strategies.
  • Assist with public outreach to community members and convene stakeholders to promote opportunities for engagement.




One Exchange Plaza
Suite 727
Raleigh, NC 27601


Ellen Colón
Community Relations Analyst, Sr.
919-996-3842  |  email



Membership and Composition

The Community Engagement Board will be a 16-member board made up of eight positions that are City Council appointed and eight positions selected through the Community Engagement Office. Each member of the City Council and Mayor will select a member to the board from the pool of submitted interest forms. Each district councilor will select a community member from their district while the mayor and at-large councilors will select community members city-wide. The Community Engagement Office will select eight representatives that reflect the diversity of the community in terms of lived experiences and demographic makeup from people that filled out an interest form.

  • Long-Time Raleigh Resident: Resident has lived in Raleigh City Limits for most of their life
  • New Raleigh Resident: Resident moved to Raleigh in the past 2-3 years
  • Local Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) Business Owner: African American or Black, Asian, Native American or American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, Hispanic/Latino
  • First Time Serving on Board or Commission: Resident has not previously served on a City of Raleigh Board or Commission
  • Renter: Resident currently rents housing within Raleigh City Limits as their only and primary residence
  • Young Adult: Resident between the ages of 18 to 23 years old 
  • Senior: Resident who is 65 years of age or older
  • Community Initiatives & Resources: Resident with experience, lived or professional, educating, motivating, and advocating for community needs and/or under-invested groups 
  • General Board Members 

Terms of Service

  • All appointments to every commission of the City shall be based on a two-year term
  • An appointee may serve on anyone (a) commission no more than three (3) two-year terms in succession
  • No person shall serve on more than two (2) commissions at anyone (1) time

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