Fayetteville seeks 13 volunteers for boards and committees

Fayetteville Arts Council meeting on April 17, 2024 (Fayetteville Government Channel)

Officials are looking to fill 13 positions on eight of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes seats on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Black Heritage Preservation Commission, Environmental Action Committee, Fayetteville Arts Council, and more.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits. Those who are not Fayetteville registered voters will need to provide proof of residency. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, commission or committee.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2024.

After the application period ends, the Nominating Committee will look over the applicants and schedule interviews with selected individuals. The committee will then make their recommendations to the City Council for final approval. Some board positions are nominated by the mayor, but the application process is the same.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 479-575-8323.

» Submit an application

Here are the openings:

Animal Services Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two resident-at-large terms ending 6/30/27

Description: This board acts in an advisory capacity on policy matters of the Animal Services Division, and works to stimulate and encourage communication with the community.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the first Monday of the second month of each quarter.

Black Heritage Preservation Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired member-at-large term ending 12/31/26

Description: The Black Heritage Preservation Commission aims to recognize, acknowledge, protect and preserve historical Black structures and cemeteries in Fayetteville, and to create Black historical markers to recognize the struggles and achievements of the city’s Black citizens.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at City Hall.

Board of Adjustments (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired public-at-large term ending 3/31/27

Description: The Board of Adjustments hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner in the enforcement of Zoning Chapter 160-164.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at City Hall.

Environmental Action Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One resident-at-large term ending 6/30/27

Description: This committee works to address environmental concerns, to promote a safe and healthy environment, and to maintain the natural beauty of the environment within the city. It makes recommendations to other city committees and to the City Council.
Meetings: Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in City Hall.

Fayetteville Arts Council (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One working artist term ending 6/30/27
– One community resident term ending 6/30/27

Description: Helps define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction, bring the arts into everyday life and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall.

Historic District Commission (4 openings)

Seats available:
– Four member-at-large terms ending 6/30/27

Description: This commission recommends the establishment of historic districts to the City Council. Its basic function is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation and the protection of buildings, sites, places and districts of historic interest.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the second Thursday every month.

Urban Forestry Advisory Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/24

Description: The purpose and intent of the committee is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the city’s green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the city’s fire protection program and green infrastructure.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall.

Walton Arts Center Council (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One citizen-at-large term ending 6/30/27

Description: The council is responsible for reviewing and revising, as required, the center’s policies and fee structure, and for recommending to the Walton Arts Center Foundation passage of the annual operating and capital budgets.
Meetings: Meetings are held four times a year at the Walton Arts Center.