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City Council seeks citizens for boards, commissions, committees and task forces

April 7, 2010 2:40 pm by

The Richmond City Council is seeking individuals to serve on boards, commissions, committees and task forces. Richmond City Council appoints members to 55 local/regional government bodies, 1 federal body and 5 non-governmental organizations, and have 28 vacancies for 37 individuals to fill. All citizens interested in being appointed to serve are invited to review the descriptions, purposes and individual membership requirements and apply online.

From the press release:

(Richmond, Virginia) – Critical to the foundation of our citizen-run government, Richmond City Council regularly establishes and/or appoints members to serve on local and regional government boards, commissions, committees and task forces to assist with providing oversight on various topics, programs and services. Appointments are made throughout the year as vacancies occur and new entities are created. Richmond City Council currently appoints members to 55 local and regional public bodies; most of which are volunteer/non-paid positions. There are currently 37 individual vacancies to fill on 28 entities.

Appointed public bodies provide needed intellectual assistance on subjects that shape the quality of our lives, neighborhoods and city and increase government openness, inclusion and transparency. Membership on these entities offers citizens an opportunity to learn more about their local government and to use their education, experience, skills and abilities in service of the public good. All citizens are invited and encouraged to apply to serve.

Individual membership requirements are different for each public body, which range from advisory to policy to governing. Appointed terms include project-oriented ones that exist for a few months and more long-term ones that last up to four years. Time commitments vary from a couple hours a year, up to 20 hours a month. Meeting times, dates, locations and frequency are scheduled as needed. Incumbents are also considered for reappointment at the conclusion of their terms.

In addition to the 55 current local and regional public bodies, Council appoints members to five (5) non-governmental organizations and one (1) federal government entity; for a total of 61 entities (governmental and non-governmental).

All citizens interested in being appointed to serve as a member of a local or regional public government body or non-government organization (a list of which follows below), that Richmond City Council appoints members, to are invited to review the descriptions, purposes and individual membership requirements and apply online at: http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/boardscommissions/index.aspx

CONTACT For more information, please call 804.646.7955.

Richmond City Council Appointments
Richmond Council appoints members to the following (current 3.29.10) Governmental Public Bodies and Non-Governmental Organizations. As functioning government entities, all meetings of Local and Regional Governmental Public Bodies are open to the public. Entities having current vacancies are noted with an asterisk.

Richmond Local Government Public Bodies (39) _____________________________________
Port of Richmond Commission
Richmond Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board *
Richmond Ambulance Authority Board *
Richmond Architectural Review Commission *
Richmond Architectural Review Commission Task Force
Richmond Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium Board *
Richmond Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles Advisory Board
Richmond Audit Committee
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Board *
Richmond Broad Street Community Development Authority Board
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board – Building Related Mechanical Division
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board – Electrical Division *
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board – General Division
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board – Plumbing Division *
Richmond Career and Technical Education Commission
Richmond Carillon Advisory Committee *
Richmond City Charter Review Commission
Richmond Clean City Commission
Richmond Community Criminal Justice Board *
Richmond Community Policy and Management Team *
Richmond Disability Services Board *
Richmond Economic Development Authority Board
Richmond Fire Appeals Board *
Richmond Green City Commission *
Richmond Health Advisory Board *
Richmond Highway Safety Commission *
Richmond Minority Business Advisory Board *
Richmond Monroe Park Advisory Council
Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Advisory Board *
Richmond Personnel Board *
Richmond Planning Commission
Richmond Public Library Board
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board *
Richmond Retirement System Board *
Richmond Sister Cities Commission
Richmond Slave Trail Commission *
Richmond Social Services Advisory Board *
Richmond Urban Design Committee
Richmond Urban Forestry Commission

Regional Governmental and Quazi-Governmental Public Bodies (15) _________________
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board *
Greater Richmond Convention Center Authority Board
Greater Richmond Lead Planning Organization Board
Greater Richmond Partnership Board
Greater Richmond Transit Company Transit System Board
Peumansend Creek Regional Jail Authority Board
Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Board *
Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee *
Richmond Metropolitan Authority Board
Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau Board
Richmond Regional Competitiveness Committee
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission *
Virginia Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Advisory Board *
Virginia Capital Region Airport Commission
Virginia Community Colleges Board J. Sargent Reynolds Community College Board

Federal Governmental Public Body (1) ______________________________________________
U.S. Federal Combined Sewer Overflow Partnership Board

Richmond City Council appoints members to the following Non-Government Organizations
Non-Governmental Organizations (5) _______________________________________________
J. Fulmer Bright Memorial Foundation Board
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Board
Maymont Foundation Board
Richmond Capital Area Agency on Aging
Richmond Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People

Appointment Process
The Richmond City Council appointment process for local or regional public government bodies or non-government organizations includes the following:
Application completed and submitted
Richmond City Council Standing Committing providing oversight over that entity/appointment reviews application and makes recommendation
Application recommendation is forwarded to Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committing
Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committing makes recommendation to appoint or not appoint
Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committing has Richmond City Council Resolution for Appointment prepared for chosen appointment
Applicant is invited to attend Richmond City Council Formal Meeting where Council Resolution will be considered for official approval
Richmond City Council holds Formal Meeting, which includes a public hearing, and votes on Resolution of Appointment (applicant must be in attendance)
Applicants approved by Resolution of Appointment are sworn in
Member’s service begins


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