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3 Ways to Find a Vacancy FAQ

Raleigh has numerous boards and commissions which provide recommendations to City Council on a wide range of topics. These boards and commissions were set up either through the  City Charter, North Carolina General Assembly, or Raleigh City Council.

The boards and commissions are made up of residents with the desire to share their expertise and time in service to the community.  Learn about the mission of these groups by selecting the links below. Each board and commission page provides information about the current members, upcoming meetings, agendas, residency requirements, appointment authorities, and how to apply. 

3 Ways to Find a Vacancy

  1. Use the Board and Commission dashboard below to see the full list of vacancies. 
    (View a larger dashboard)
  2. View Committee Book for all Council-appointed Boards and Commissions 
  3. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 919-996-3040 or


What Happens After I've Been Nominated?

City Council Members make nominations and/or vote at each regular City Council meeting.  When nominations/appointments are called a Council member may present your name for consideration.  A candidate must receive five votes to be appointed.

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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