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The public has the opportunity to volunteer their time and service on the various Raleigh boards and commissions that were set up either through the City Charter, North Carolina General Assembly, or Raleigh City Council. 

Find out about each board or commission's mission, upcoming meetings and agendas, members, archive minutes and how to apply by clicking on its name. 

City-Related Committees

In addition to boards and commissions, the Raleigh City Council also takes recommendations from committees: 

  • Dix Park Leadership Committee - Gives City Council recommendations on Dix Park Master Plan. Learn more
  • Development Services Advisory Committee - A cross section of development industry professionals who provides the City of Raleigh and staff with ideas on how to improve development processes while ensuring compliance with the City's standards. Learn more

How to Apply

  1. Learn more about the board or commission you want to serve on
  2. Review membership lists for any upcoming terms set to expire
  3. Visit the individual board or commission page to submit an interest form

Questions? Contact the Clerk's office or view our FAQ. 


How Do I know if There is a Vacancy?

Vacancies are listed in the "Appointments" section on the City Council agenda near the very end. View City Council Agenda.

Committee Book: View current terms for all Council-appointed Boards and Commissions

You can also contact the City Clerk's office at 919-996-3040 or email to get information on vacancies.

What Happens After I've Been Nominated?

When nominations are called for at the regular City Council meeting, a council member will present your name to the City Council for voting. The City Council will vote on the nomination by ballot and the results will be made public. If the candidate receives five votes from the City Council, the candidate is approved to serve on that board or commission.

How Long Can I Serve on a Board/Commission?

Where not specified by law, the City has the policy to appoint citizens to serve two-year terms with a maximum of six consecutive years of service on any specific board or commission. Citizens may serve on no more than two boards or commissions at one time.

Is There Official Language Pertaining to this Process?

Yes, the process of appointments to boards and commissions can be found in the City's municipal code:
Part 1. General Government, Chapter 4. Boards And Commissions.





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