Citizen Advisory Boards & Commissions
The Town of Black Mountain has appointed advisory boards and commissions which provide opportunities for citizens to make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen regarding town policies and regulations. In most cases, members of an advisory board or commission must be residents of the Town or have other specific qualifications. As of July 2015 all boards and commission members are required to sign and abide by a code of ethics. For more information, please download the Town of Black Mountain Boards and Commissions Policy Manual Packet below.
Term limits have been established for all advisory boards and commissions, whose members are appointed by the Board of Aldermen. Advisory Board and Commission members may serve two consecutive three-year terms, and must set out at least one full year before becoming eligible for reappointment. The Board of Aldermen may allow an exception to the term limits when the exception is justified by very special circumstances.
We encourage all interested citizens to apply for membership on one or more of the vacant positions that occur in July of each year. Positions come open on a rotational basis, so not all seats on each of the boards or commissions are vacant at the same time. Many times we have more qualified applicants apply than we have available seats on the boards. So, if you are interested, we encourage you to submit an application (found below) for appointment to Town Advisory Boards or Commissions to Savannah Parrish, the Town Clerk. View a Fact Sheet (PDF). For further information please contact the Town Clerk, Savannah Parrish at 828-419-9310.
All advisory boards and commissions are required to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the Board and Commissions Handbook which also includes the Code of Ethics. These documents may be downloaded below.