Appointed Agencies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​City Council appoints members to approximately 60 various Boards and Commissions as terms expire or appointees resign. Citizens may register their interest in serving on any of these appointed agencies by completing a confidential resume form for the TALENT BANK. This Bank of confidential resumes affords City Council Members the opportunity to select qualified citizens from within the City. Some of the agencies are strictly VOLUNTEER without any compensation. Others, established by State Code, allow "token" compensation and some reimbursement of expenses incurred.
​​​​​Appointments are listed on the City Council Agenda the first Tuesday and each succeeding Tuesday until appointments are made. When the appointments are made, a letter is prepared for the Mayor's signature to each appointee with a copy to the City Attorney and Commonwealth Attorney to satisfy the "Freedom of Information Act" and "Conflict of Interest" statutes.  The letter also informs the appointee if an oath is required and requests a resume if one is not on file.

 Boards

​Boards are defined as advisory City Council appointive agencies which are prescribed by the Virginia State Code as "Boards" as well as locally established bodies, the duty of which pertains to or is governed by federal and state codes or local ordinances. Terms shall be specified and limited in accordance with the applicable federal or state codes or local ordinances or resolutions.​

 Committees

​Committees shall be defined as those short-term advisory agencies appointed by City Council for specific studies with regular reporting periods to the governing body and which shall be automatically abolished when their mission is accomplished and the final report filed with the City Clerk for distribution to City Council.​

 Commissions

Committees shall be defined as those short-term advisory agencies appointed by City Council for specific studies with regular reporting periods to the governing body and which shall be automatically abolished when their mission is accomplished and the final report filed with the City Clerk for distribution to City Council.​​

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