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Posted on: February 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Make a Difference in Burlington


Applications to become a member of Burlington’s volunteer Boards and Commissions are currently being accepted. To apply, Burlington residents should complete the application available at, and then submit it to Burlington’s Office of Public Information. To be considered, applications should be submitted by April 1st. City Council will consider applications and make appointments in the month of June. Board and Commission terms begin on July 1st and are typically three years in length.

Applicants may submit their application to Public Information Office by email at, in the mail to Attention Rachel Kelly at P.O. Box 1358, Burlington, NC 27216, or in person at 425 South Lexington Avenue in downtown Burlington.

“Service on a volunteer Board or Commission is a great way to positively influence the future of your city,” says Rachel Kelly. “You can make a difference by attending one meeting a month.”

Burlington’s volunteer Boards and Commissions perform the important task of advising the City Council about matters including zoning, recreational facilities, preservation of historic sites, and traffic within the City. Boards and Commissions include the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Alamance County Library Committee, Board of Adjustment, Burlington-Alamance Airport Authority, Burlington Housing Authority, Tree and Appearance Commission, Minimum Housing Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Public Transit Advisory Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, and Traffic Commission.

For more information and descriptions of Burlington’s citizen Boards and Commissions as well as information about how to apply, visit

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