The Burlington City Council is now encouraging interested Burlington residents to apply for service on any one of the City’s volunteer Boards and Commissions. The City Council appoints members to ten volunteer boards and commissions. Most commissions are advisory in nature, evaluating matters pertaining to their purpose and issuing opinions to the City Council. Some, however, are quasi-judicial, presenting final rulings on the requests before the board that can only be appealed to the County Superior Court. Others serve a regulatory function.
The City begins recruitment for applications for service on the City’s Boards and Commission at the beginning of March, with appointment selections typically announced in June. Those who are appointed to an advisory board or commission serve for three-year terms. Once selected to serve in this capacity, a member can be reappointed to the position at the end of his or her term; however, most boards limit service to three terms (nine years). Members are expected to attend regular monthly meetings where they offer input and vote on a variety of issues.
A full list of City Boards, their purpose, and meeting time is available online or at the Burlington Municipal Building in suite 201. Any Burlington resident interested in volunteer service on a City Board or Commission can obtain more information and an application by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Boards or calling the Office of Public Information at 222-5076.