Application deadline extended for several advisory boards

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 3:07pm

The Town of Wake Forest has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to apply to serve on the Board of Adjustment (BOA), Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), Public Art Commission (PAC) and Urban Forestry Board (UFB). Residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) now have until midnight Sunday, Jan. 31, to submit a completed application.

The Town extended the application deadline for these advisory boards after failing to receive a sufficient number of applications for their current vacancies.

The online advisory board application is available 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 Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or cpope@wakeforestnc.gov.  

Only residents who live in Wake Forest’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are eligible to fill the lone seats on the Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Professionals with historic preservation expertise are especially encouraged to apply for the HPC.

Candidates will be expected to participate virtually in an upcoming meeting of the advisory board to which they applied to introduce themselves to the current members and explain why they wish to serve. Applicants may participate online via the Zoom platform or by telephone. After submitting their application, candidates will receive an email detailing the date and time of the meeting and information about how to join.  

Following the interviews, each advisory board will review its slate of candidates before submitting its recommendations to the BOC.

Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled, and advise the board on a variety of topics relating to the Wake Forest community. For more information, contact Executive Assistant Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or cpope@wakeforestnc.gov.