CITY COUNCIL BOARD VACANCIES
  •  All applicants must live and/or work in the City of Richmond, unless otherwise specified.

  •  If you would prefer to download an application and submit it via email, mail or fax, click here

  •  Questions about vacancies and/or qualifications? Contact CityClerksOffice@rva.gov

ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TOWING FEES AND THE STORAGE OF VEHICLES

  •  1 vacancy – Police Department Representative

 

ADVISORY BOARD OF RECREATION AND PARKS

  • 1 vacancy – Monroe Park Conservancy Nominee
  • 1 vacancy – EnRichmond Foundation Nominee
  • 5th District Resident
  • 9th District Resident

*Formally known as the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Oversight Board

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND SUPERVISORY BOARD 

  • A representative of a charitable institution
  •  A builder or developer with experience constructing affordable housing projects
     

AGING AND DISABILITIES ADVISORY BOARD

  • 1 vacancy – Resident of the city who is a person with a disability
  • 1 vacancy – Resident of the city who is a caregiver of a senior citizen
  • 1 vacancy – Member of the Council or a city employee
  • 1 vacancy – Attorney or paralegal (i) whose firm or office routinely represents or handles cases for senior citizens or persons with disabilities (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Business community representative

*Vacancies subject to change due to the adoption of ORD. 2021-272, adopted 11/8/2021, which changes the board's composition. Applicants were recommended for appointment at the 11/18/21, Education and  Human Services Standing Committee meeting. Final appointment may occur in December. 

The Clerk's Office is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies:

  • 3 Vacancies - City employee or an attorney or paralegal whose office routinely represents or handles cases for senior citizens or persons with disabilities, and who has experience addressing issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Not required to be a resident or have principal place of business in the city)

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • 1 vacancy – A lawyer who is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Association and who is a member of the business community (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Member of the business community (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Member of the business community (live or work in the city)

BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS, ELECTRICAL DIVISION

  • 1 vacancy – Electrical Contractor (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Professional Engineer (live or work in the city)
  • 3 vacancies – Alternate (live or work in the city)

BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS, GENERAL DIVISION

  • 1 vacancy – Licensed General Contractor – Citizen Representative engaged primarily in the building of commercial buildings and structures
  • 2 vacancies – Citizen Representative with knowledge of the building construction trade
  • 3 vacancies – Alternate (live or work in the city)

BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS, PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL DIVISION

  • 1 vacancy – Citizen Representative with knowledge of plumbing or mechanical systems (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Licensed Professional Engineer in private practice engaged in the design of plumbing systems for buildings (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Licensed Professional Engineer actively engaged in design of mechanical systems (live or work in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Representative of a Mechanical Contractor (live or work in the city)
  • 2 vacancies – Alternate (live or work in the city)

BOARD OF FIRE APPEALS

  • 1 vacancy – Individuals who are qualified by experience and training to rule on matters pertaining to building construction and fire prevention (live or work in the city)

CAPITAL REGION AIRPORT COMMISSION

  • 1 vacancy – Live or work in the city

*Consideration of this vacancy has been continued to the January 2022, Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee. The Clerk's Office will continue to accept applications for the above vacancy.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

  • 3 vacancies – City Resident
  • 3 vacancies – Alternate (live or work in the city)*

* Three city residents were appointed on 11/8/2021, by motion of the Richmond City Council. Applications continue to be accepted for three alternates who live or work in the city. An applicant was recommended for for appointment to fill one of the three alternate vacancies on the authority. The Clerk's Office continues to accept applications for the remaining two vacancies.

CITY PERSONNEL BOARD

  • 2 vacancies – At-Large City resident

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

  • 2 vacancies – Qualified voter of the City who holds no office of profit under the City Government*

*One applicant was reappointed to the City Planning Commission by a motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021. The Clerk's Office is accepting applications for the remaining vacancy. 

CLEAN CITY COMMISSION

  • 1 vacancy – Eligible voter of the 4th District
  • 1 vacancy – Eligible voter of the 6th District
  • 1 vacancy – Eligible voter of the 9th District
  • 1 vacancy – Eligible voter of the 7th District
  • 1 vacancy – Director of Department of Public Works or designee (live and/or work in the city)

*Applicants were appointed by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021, there are no longer vacancies on the Clean City Commission. 

COMMISSION OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

  • 1 vacancy – At-Large City Resident

*An applicant was recommended for appointment during the 11/16/2021, Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee Meeting. 

COMMUNITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOARD

  • 4 vacancies – At-Large City Resident
  • 1 vacancy – Judge of of the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • 1 vacancy – A local educator
  • 1 vacancy – Public Defender or person who is experienced in the defense of criminal matters*
  • 1 vacancy – Community Services Board Administrator (live or work in the city)*
  • 1 vacancy – Designee/An Attorney of the Commonwealth (live or work in the city)*

*Applications to be considered at the 11/23/2021, Public Safety Standing Committee Meeting. Applications will continue to be accepted for the following vacancies: A local educator, Judge of the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and one vacancy for an at-large city resident.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MPO)

  • 2 vacancies – Alternate (live or work)
  • 2 vacancies – Live or work in the city

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

  • 1 vacancy – Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia (Must live in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – Attorney who is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Association (Must live in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – A member of the residential, commercial or mixed use development community (Must live in the city)
  • 1 vacancy – A member of the banking, lending or financial services community (Must live in the city)

*Applicants were appointed to fill the bottom two vacancies by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021.

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

  • 1 vacancy – Student of Richmond Public Schools
  • 3 vacancies – City Resident (Be broadly representative of the community with respect to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity)

*Three applicants were appointed to fill the vacancies for a city resident by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021. Applications for a student of Richmond Public Schools are still being accepted. 

MAGGIE L. WALKER INITIATIVE CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD

  • 1 vacancy – A business owner or a representative of a business with a workforce made up of employees, the majority of whom reside in the city of Richmond
  • 1 vacancy – College representative with expertise studying poverty

RICHMOND AMBULANCE AUTHORITY

  • 3 vacancies – Live or work in the city

*Three applicants were appointed to the Richmond Ambulance Authority by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021. There are no longer vacancies for this public body.

RICHMOND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

  • 1 vacancy – Live and/or work in the city

RICHMOND REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY

  • 1 vacancy – live or work in the city

SAFE AND HEALTHY STREETS COMMISSION

  • 1 vacancy – Qualified voter of the City

*An applicant was appointed to the Safe and Healthy Streets Commission by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021. There are no longer vacancies on this commission.

SISTER CITIES COMMISSION

  • 1 vacancy – Must live or work in the City
  • 1 vacancy – City resident

* One applicant was appointed to serve on the Sister Cities Commission by motion of the Richmond City Council on 11/8/2021. The first vacancy listed above, remains open.

URBAN DESIGN COMMITTEE

  • 1 vacancy – City Planning Commission representative
  • 1 vacancy – Member of the faculty of a design or arts division of a local college or university
  • 1 vacancy – Registered Landscape Architect*

*An applicant the Registered Landscape Architect vacancy has been recommended for appointment on 11/16/2021, by the Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee.

Contact Us
Phone

City Clerk
900 E. Broad St., Suite 200
Richmond, VA
23219 USA

Fax: (804)646-7736

 

Hours

Monday-Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Boards and Commissions Process, Step 1: review current vacanciesBoards and Commissions Process, Step 2: explore boards and commissions of interestBoards and Commissions Process, Step 3: submit your application, click to view pdfBoards and Commissions Process,  Sept 4: the clerk's office will contact you if selectedBoards and Commissions Process, Step 5: Take the oath of office and begin your appointment

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2021

Richmond City Council boards and commissions encompass local and regional government/non-government boards, commissions, committees and task forces. Each body focuses on differing topics and responsibilities such as advising Council, creating policy, or governing.

Per Richmond City Code § 2-773:

Each board or commission shall be classified according to its respective level of authority as follows:

Advisory: A board or commission is classified as "advisory" if its purpose is to provide advice and comment to the Council, the Mayor or any City agency.

Policy: A board or commission is classified as "policy" if its purpose is to promulgate public policies or regulations, adjudicate regulatory or statutory violations or make decisions binding on City agencies or members of the public, whether or not such decisions are subject to appeal.

Supervisory: A board or commission is classified as "supervisory" if its purpose is to be responsible for agency operations, including approving requests for appropriations, appointing an agency director who is subordinate to the board or commission and ensuring that the agency complies with all statutory directives and directives of the board or commission.

Additional information regarding boards and commissions may be found within the Richmond City Code at the following link: https://library.municode.com/va/richmond/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeI…;

 

Additional information about a particular board or commission may be found on the boards and commissions website link below:
https://eservicesb.richmondgov.com/applications/boardsandcommissions/in…

The boards and commissions website provides information regarding:

  • Members
  • Terms
  • Vacancies
  • Meetings
  • Board composition (applicant requirements)
  • Obligations
  • The application process
  • Upcoming vacancies
  • Online and .pdf applications

*Vacancies are also posted to the City Clerk's announcements webpage and to the City Clerk's blog. 

Upcoming vacancies are posted to the City Clerk’s blog, the boards and commissions website, and to the Clerk’s announcements webpage. 

All applicants must live and/or work in the City of Richmond, unless otherwise specified. 

Unsure if you live in the city? Click here to use the City Assessor's property search tool to verify your address. A tutorial is available on the Clerk's citizen's guide webpage.

For more information regarding individual board and/or commission membership requirements, visit the boards and commissions website: https://eservicesb.richmondgov.com/applications/boardsandcommissions/in…;

  1. Select a board or commission of interest from the provided list and click “View Details” on the right side of the screen. 
  2. Underneath the header “Composition” you will find the requirements for members and applicants to the board or commission of interest.

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of their application(s) detailing which Richmond City Council Standing Committee will review the application for recommendation to Council. 

  • The confirmation will also indicate the tentative date, time and location of the standing committee meeting in which consideration of the application may take place.  
  • Applicants are not required to be present at such meeting; however, the committee could elect to conduct interviews or require the completion of a questionnaire for certain vacancies.  
  • Applicants are encouraged to verify standing committee meeting agendas and schedules prior to making plans to attend. Updated information may be found on the city's legislative website Legistar
  • Appointment recommendations by Richmond City Council Standing Committees are forwarded to City Council for final determination. 
  • City Council will vote on recommendations by a formal vote. 
  • Once an appointment decision is made by the Richmond City Council, applicants are advised of the decision via e-mail or mail. Applicants who are appointed will be provided information regarding their appointment term.
  • Applicants who were not selected for appointment or reappointment are also notified via e-mail.

Time commitments vary. Meeting times, dates, locations and frequency are scheduled as needed. Appointment terms may be project-oriented and exist for a few months or more long-term that may last for up to four years.

Incumbents will be contacted regarding interest in continued service prior to the end of their term via e-mail. 

  • The reappointment e-mail will include a copy of a reappointment application.
  • Incumbents are to submit reappointment applications by the date signified within the reappointment e-mail. 
  • The Clerk's office will send confirmation via e-mail once the reappointment application is received. 
  • From that point forward the reappointment process is the same as the appointment process indicated in the above FAQ.

Most appointments are volunteer/non-paid positions.

Applications submitted for positions for which there is no vacancy will remain on file for consideration for a period of six months pending an opening on the requested entity.

  1. An application for appointment or reappointment is completed by interested applicants and submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.
  2. The Office of the City Clerk distributes all applications to the appropriate Richmond City Council Standing Committee for review.
  3. After reviewing each application, the standing committee recommends the applicant deemed most appropriate for each particular position.
  4. Once the standing committees have made their recommendations of applicants, the Office of the City Clerk presents the recommendations in the form of a report, which is distributed to all Councilmembers in advance of a Richmond City Council Formal Meeting at which the appointments will be considered.
  5. At any time after the Office of the City Clerk has presented the recommendations of the standing committees to Richmond City Council, any Councilmember may make a motion to appoint any or all of the recommended applicants.
  6. Once Richmond City Council has adopted this motion to appoint, the applicants cited in the motion are deemed appointed.
  7. Appointees must take an oath of office, administered by a qualified member of the Office of the City Clerk, following appointment but prior to the next formal meeting of Richmond City Council. If an appointee fails to take the oath of office in this time frame, Council may reconsider the motion, reject that appointee, and appoint a replacement.

Richmond Code of Laws
Chapter 2 - Administration
ARTICLE V. - BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER AGENCIES
Link to the Code of Laws

Questions  Contact the Office of the City Clerk.

On February 8, 2021, City Council adopted Ord. No. 2020-256, which established the Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission to formulate the standards and procedures applicable to the purpose of making recommendations to the Council, the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Department of Budget and Strategic Planning for the implementation of participatory budgeting for select City capital projects.

Composition

The Commission has two vacancies:
  • Person with a disability (1 vacancy)
  • Resident of Public Housing (1 vacancy)
Should you meet the criteria, please select the image below and submit your application to the Office of the City Clerk.

Current Membership

Member Criteria
Scott Castro Non-Voting - Alternate member - City resident
Shannon Gonzalez Voting - Reside in a Council district located south of the James River 
Mary Gresham Voting - Reside in a Council district located south of the James River  
Erin Kelley Voting - Reside in a Council district located south of the James River 
Jerome Legions Non-Voting - Alternate member - City resident
Aaron Linas Voting - Reside in a Council district located north of the James River 
Oludare Ogunde Voting - Reside in a Council district located north of the James River 
Erica Sklar Non-Voting - Alternate member - City resident
Jeffrey Walker Non-Voting - Alternate member - City resident

 

Term of Office

Members shall serve for terms of two years and may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Apply

Click the image below to download and save the PDF application (if the application does not download click here to download Adobe Reader software), please submit all application materials to the Office of the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@rva.gov. Members shall serve for terms of two years and may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Image of the Richmond City Council Participatory Budgeting Steering Commission Application, click image to view .pdf

 Review current vacancies on the left-hand column

 

Click the link below to view vacancies on the boards and commissions website.

 

Click the link below to apply online.

 

Click the image below to download a .pdf application and submit it via email, mail or fax.

image of the boards and commissions appointment application form, click the image to view and download the applicaiton

The activities of boards and commissions are subject to public and press scrutiny per Commonwealth of Virginia open meeting regulations and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

Applicants who are selected to serve on certain city boards, commissions or entities will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement as a condition of serving on the board or commission. 

 

Richmond Code of Laws
Chapter 2 - Administration
ARTICLE V. - BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER AGENCIES
Link to the Code of Laws

Questions  Contact the Office of the City Clerk.

Last Updated 10/18/2021