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Town accepting advisory board applications through October 14

 You can make a difference in our community by applying for one of the upcoming vacancies on the Town’s advisory boards. The boards were established to give residents input into what happens in the community and advise the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on matters that affect citizens and their town government.

Applications are being accepted through noon, Friday, Oct. 14, for appointments to the following boards and commissions: 

  • Board of Adjustment (BOA)

  • Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)

  • Human Relations Council (HRC)

  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Advisory Board

  • Planning Board

  • Public Art Commission (PAC)

  • Technology Advisory Board (TAB)

  • Urban Forestry Board (UFB)

The online advisory board application is available on the Town website at http://bit.ly/TOWFAdvBoardApplication. Anyone without access to a computer is invited to complete the application by using a computer kiosk in the lobby of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Communications Resource Specialist Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or cpope@wakeforestnc.gov.  

Anyone interested in applying for an advisory board is urged to note the following:

  • Residents may apply for one advisory board only.

  • Current advisory board members are not required to re-apply, but instead should notify Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or cpope@wakeforestnc.gov.

  • Full voting youth seats are available on the HRC, PRCR, PAC, TAB and UFB.

  • The PRCR Advisory Board has three areas of interest: Parks & Recreation, Cultural Arts and Greenways. This year, residents with an interest in greenways and recreation are needed.

  • Residents who live in Wake Forest and its ETJ are needed to fill seats on the BOA.

  • This year, only residents who live in Wake Forest are needed to fill seats on the Planning Board.

  • Candidates for the BOA and Planning Board will be introduced to the BOC during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Appointments to these boards will also be announced during this meeting.

  • Candidates for the HPC must reside in Wake Forest. Individuals that reside in the Historic District and professionals with historic preservation expertise are especially encouraged to apply.

  • All candidates will be expected to attend the October meeting of the advisory board to which they applied to introduce themselves to the current members and explain why they wish to serve. Following these interviews, each advisory board will review its slate of candidates before submitting its recommendations to the BOC. The BOC will announce the advisory board appointments during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20. New terms will commence in January 2023.

  • Selected applicants for all boards, except Planning Board and Board of Adjustment ETJ members, will volunteer for three-year terms, unless unexpired terms are being filled and advise the board on a variety of topics relating to the Wake Forest community. Selected Planning Board and Board of Adjustment ETJ members serve two-year terms.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/TOWFAdvBoardApplication.

 


 

Urban Forestry Board & Technology Advisory Board seek to fill vacancies
Application deadline extended to Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 

You can make a difference in our community by applying to fill one of two vacancies on the Urban Forestry Board (UFB) and one vacancy on the Technology Advisory Board (TAB). Residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are eligible to apply.

The online advisory board application is available through Monday, Sept. 19, at http://bit.ly/TOWFAdvBoardApplication. Anyone without computer access is invited to complete the application by using a computer kiosk in the lobby of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Communications Resources Specialist Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or cpope@wakeforestnc.gov.  

UFB candidates will be expected to attend the Tuesday, Sept. 27, UFB meeting to introduce themselves and explain why they wish to serve. Following the interviews, the UFB will review its slate of candidates before submitting its recommendations to the Board of Commissioners (BOC).

Anyone with expertise or a special interest in technology is especially encouraged to apply for the TAB. Candidates will be expected to attend the Monday, Sept. 26, TAB meeting to introduce themselves and explain why they wish to serve. Following the interviews, the TAB will review its slate of candidates before submitting its recommendations to the BOC.

 

Advisory Board Application
Communications Resources Specialist
919-435-9467