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City Council Appointed Boards and Commissions Joint Boards and Commissions Frequently Asked Questions

Participation in Raleigh City government is important and citizens have the opportunity to volunteer their time and service on the various boards and commissions. Some of the groups are established in the City Charter, some by the North Carolina General Assembly, and others are set up by the Raleigh City Council.

There are two different types of boards and commissions on which citizens may serve - some are appointed entirely by the City Council and others are appointed jointly by the Raleigh City Council and other organizations.

Interested in serving on a board or commission?

Submit an interest form by clicking on the individual boards and commissions below. If you filled out an interest form prior to April 2020, please reaffirm your interest and availability by completing another submission. You are welcome to submit an interest form for more than one group.  The data will remain in our system until November 2021 (concurrent with the current Council term).  At that time, any remaining interest forms will be deleted, and individuals will need to reaffirm their willingness by submitting a new form.  Thank you for your willingness to share your time and expertise.

City Council Appointed Boards and Commissions

Joint Boards and Commissions

There are some board and commissions that are jointly appointed by the City and other organizations. If you would like to be considered please complete the online interest form specific to each board or commission and view membership terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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City Clerk's Office