Friday, October 14, 2016

Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Applications Due December 14th, 2016


Would you like to play an active role in the governance of your city? Consider applying for appointment to one of the over 50 boards and commissions to which the Richmond City Council makes appointments.
In order to be considered for appointment to one of the following vacancies, please submit your application by Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, to the Office of the City Clerk.

The Office of the City Clerk is now accepting applications for the following vacancies:


Advisory Board for the Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles – Applicants must be towing and recovery operators or citizens of the city.
 The Advisory Board for the Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles was created “to advise the city with regard to the appropriate provisions of any ordinance that may be adopted by the city regarding” towing fees and the storage of vehicles.
(Ord. No. 2006-R148-154)



Advisory Board of Recreation and Parks – Applicants must reside in and be representatives from the 6th District.
The Advisory Board of Recreation and Parks “will assist the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities in providing resources, promoting and providing quality recreational programs, natural environments and safe facilities, all of which enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the city of Richmond. Board members will serve as advocates on behalf of the citizens of the city of Richmond.”
(Richmondgov.com/parks/AdvisoryBoard.aspx)



Aging and Disabilities Advisory Board – Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. City resident who is a senior citizen;
  2. Caregiver of at least one senior citizen;
  3. City resident who is a disabled person;
  4. Representative of the business community.
“The board shall provide advice and recommendations to the Council on matters concerning senior citizens and disabled persons and provide a report of the board’s advice and recommendations as required … and upon the request of the Council. The board shall also work with the residents of the city, the City Administration, the Council and businesses to develop and increase access to consumer-oriented and community-based services for senior citizens and disabled persons. In addition, the board shall develop and make available for public comment an assessment of local needs and priorities for senior citizens and disabled persons and shall provide the assessment to the Council in the form of a report.”
(Ord. No. 2011-150-158)



Board of Building Code Appeals, Electrical Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Representative of an electrical contractor;
  2. Licensed professional engineer in private practice actively engaged in the design of electrical systems for buildings;
  3. Representative of a public electric power utility;
The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”
(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)



Board of Building Code Appeals, General Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.
The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”
(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)



Board of Building Code Appeals, Plumbing and Mechanical Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Certified master plumber;
  2. Representative of a mechanical contractor;
  3. Licensed professional engineer actively engaged in the design of mechanical systems for buildings;
  4. Licensed professional engineer in private practice engaged in the design of plumbing systems for buildings;
  5. Citizen with knowledge of plumbing systems or mechanical systems or both.
The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”
(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)



Board of Fire AppealsApplicants must reside or work in the city. Additionally, applicants should be qualified by experience and training to rule on matters pertaining to building construction and fire prevention.
“The Board of Fire Appeals shall be responsible for hearing appeals arising from the application of the provisions of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.”

(Richmond City Code Section 46.1-81)



Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Advisory Board – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.

The purpose of the Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program is to “establish and, if established, operate alcohol safety action programs or driver alcohol treatment and rehabilitation programs or driver alcohol education programs in connection with highway safety.”
(Res. No. 84-R247-234)



Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board of Directors – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. 
The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority’s “purposes are to plan, acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, extend, operate, contract for and maintain any garbage and refuse collection, transfer and disposal program or system including waste reduction, waste material recovery, recycling as mandated by law or otherwise, resource recovery, waste incineration, landfill operation, ash management, sludge disposal from water and wastewater treatment facilities, household hazardous waste management and disposal and similar programs or systems, within one or more of the member localities.”
(First Amended Articles of Incorporation of the 
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority)



Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration –Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond and meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Resident of a community within the city where correctional resident-based services, establishments providing alternatives to incarceration or correctional facilities are located;
  2. At-large resident of the city;
  3. Richmond Public Schools;
  4. Workforce development agency;
  5. Small minority business development organization;
  6. Technical educational institution;
  7. Higher educational institution;
  8. Law enforcement;
  9. State or local department of social services;
  10. Administrator of a community-based corrections program;\Faith-based community organization; or
  11. Business community.
The Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration “shall provide advice and recommendations to the City Council and the mayor, from the perspective of the residents of the city, concerning the factors affecting the reduction in population at the Justice Center and the external impact of the presence of the Justice Center, community-based service facilities and other establishments providing alternatives to incarceration on communities within the city and provide a report of the commission’s advice and recommendations upon the request of either the City Council or the mayor. In particular, the commission shall work with residents of communities within the city, the City Administration, administrators of the Justice Center and organizations providing community-based services or alternatives to incarceration to address how correctional facilities, community-based service facilities and other establishments providing alternatives to incarceration within communities affect property values, real estate taxes, police and fire services and public safety. The commission shall also monitor and assess performance indicators that measure long-term benefits of alternatives to incarceration and community-based service centers and programs.”
(Ord. No. 2012-16-196)



City Personnel Board – Applicants must reside in the city of Richmond. 
The Personnel Board shall have the power and shall be required to:
  1. Serve as a hearing panel and hear appeals of grievances filed by any employee in the classified service pursuant to procedures established by the city…
  2. Review and hold public hearings on any proposed personnel rules and forward to the City Council and the Mayor its comments and recommendations relating to any such proposed personnel rule.
  3. Investigate any or all matters relating to conditions of employment in the service of the city.
  4. Receive and investigate complaints regarding alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability from individual employees relating to such individual’s employment with the city…” 
(Richmond City Code Sec. 2-937)



Clean City Commission – Applicants must reside or work in the city.
The Clean City Commission shall achieve visible improvements in the manner in which the local environment is maintained with noticeable reductions in the amount of litter and illegal dumping by improving public awareness and public responsibility, providing insight on litter control and dumping ordinances, and working with agencies to reduce illegal dumping.
(Res. No. 92-R377-93-21)



Commission of Architectural Review – Applicants must be citizens of the city.
The Commission of Architectural Review “shall have the power and authority to issue or deny certificates of appropriateness for construction, alteration, reconstruction, repair, restoration, or demolition within any old and historic districts.” The commission shall also “undertake studies for the Planning Commission and the City Council on historic resources of the city for the master plan and other planning efforts.”
(Ord. No. 2014-73-53)



Economic Development Authority – Applicants must reside in the city of Richmond.
The purpose of the Economic Development Authority “is to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, government and commercial enterprise to locate in or remain in the city of Richmond, further the economic well-being of the citizens of the city, increase their commerce and promote their safety, health, welfare, convenience and prosperity. The purpose is also to achieve the objectives established by the [authority] to provide additional employment for all levels of the community, to promote economic stability and growth in the community, and to assist in meeting the city’s development objectives.”
(Bylaws of the Economic Development Authority)



Highway Safety Commission - Applicants must have expertise in transportation safety and reside or work in the city.

"The commission shall have the responsibility for recommending to the Council plans for the formulation of a highway safety program for the city of Richmond and the responsibility of a periodic review of the operation and effect of such program."
(Res. No. 97-R128-129) 



J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Board – Applicants must reside in the city or work in the city and be residents of the region served by the college.
 "The community college board shall act in an advisory capacity to the State Board and shall perform such duties with respect to the operation of a single comprehensive community college as may be delegated to it by the State Board.”
(Virginia Community College System Policy Manual, August 23, 2013)



Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Inc. Board of Directors - Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.
Mission Statement:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays, and landscape design. We engage our constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach.We advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet.
Vision Statement:
Through botanical, horticultural and educational excellence, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will reveal the unity and integration of human and plant life, celebrate the fundamental significance of the natural world, and enrich our community and beyond.
(http://www.lewisginter.org/about/mission_and_goals.php) 



  1. Reside or work in the city and be representatives of a business with a workforce made up of employees, the majority of whom reside in the city of Richmond;
  2. Reside in a census tract within the city of Richmond with a poverty rate of at least 25%; or
  3. Be a tenant of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority or a recipient of Section 8 housing vouchers from the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
"The board shall monitor, evaluate and provide advice and recommendations to the mayor and a Human Services manager concerning the city's poverty reduction and wealth building initiatives and the city's progress towards achieving its poverty reduction objectives."
(Ord. No. 2014-234-215) 



Minority Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business Advisory Board – Applicants must reside or work in the city and be representatives of a minority business enterprise.
"The board shall provide advice and recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor on matters concerning the development of strategies, policies and operational procedures to achieve the City’s goals to expand and improve recruitment, retention and contracting in all businesses and industries for minority business enterprises and emerging small businesses in the city and provide a report of the Board’s advice and recommendations upon the request of either the City Council or the Mayor.”
(Ord No. 2011-130-142)



Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA)Applicants must reside or work in the city.
The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority “enhances the quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that are available, accessible, and cost-effective.”
(RBHA Mission Statement, Annual Report, 2012)

Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.
The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau "is organized for the purpose of promoting convention and tourism development in the Richmond Metropolitan area in order to increase revenues, provide increased employment and improve the economic health of all the jurisdictions involved."
(Articles of Incorporation of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)



Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) – Applicants must reside or work in the city.
The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks to “allow RRHA to lift Richmond’s neighborhoods, while providing economic opportunities and expanded housing options for an improved way of life for public housing residents and those seeking quality affordable housing.”
(www.rrha.org, Strategic Plan)



Richmond Regional Planning District Commission – Applicants must be qualified voters of the city of Richmond.
The purpose of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission is “to promote the orderly and efficient development of the physical, social and economic elements of the Planning District by planning and encouraging and assisting governmental subdivisions to plan for the future.”
(Charter Agreement of the Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission)



Richmond Retirement System Board of Trustees – Applicants must reside or work in the city.
 “The Board of Trustees of the Richmond Retirement System shall have the responsibility of the supervision of the administration of the retirement plan, the determination of eligibility for the receipt of retirement benefits, the award of retirement benefits as authorized by ordinance of the City of Richmond, and such other duties as have heretofore been exercised by the Board of Trustees of the Richmond Retirement System other than fiduciary responsibilities concerning the management, control and investment of the financial resources of the Richmond Retirement System.”
(Section 5B.01 of the Charter of the City of Richmond)



Sister Cities Commission – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.
 The Sister Cities Commission “shall develop and foster a sister city affiliation and program through the auspices of Sister Cities International or other qualified organizations. The commission shall be charged with strengthening the ties between the city of Richmond and any sister city or cities and making Richmond’s many assets more widely known through sister city affiliation.” 
(Res. No. 2009-R101-111)



Urban Forestry Commission – Applicants must be residents of the city or certified arborists.
The Urban Forestry Commission shall:
  1. Advise the director of Public Works regarding rules, regulations and policies promulgated under the city’s Municipal Tree Policy and any revisions thereof.
  2. Recommend to the Council any legislation, plans, policies and programs complementary to the intent and purpose of the city’s Municipal Tree Policy.
  3. Facilitate the development and adoption of a tree maintenance and management plan for city-owned trees.
  4. Assist with public relations and education programs to increase public understanding of urban forestry issues, including programs developed by the Department of Public Works, the Tree Stewards, the Friends of Urban Forestry and civic associations.
  5. Work with interested private organizations to raise money for projects involving city-owned trees and programs developed by the Department of Public Works.
  6. Prepare and submit an annual report to the Council and make presentations on an annual basis and as requested by the Council.
  7. Ensure the continuation of the commission’s purpose by annually providing a list of qualified candidates for expiring terms, if any, for consideration by the mayor and the Council by May 30 of each year.
  8. Develop and assist with the adoption of a more comprehensive Municipal Tree Policy and present progress reports on its efforts in this regard to the Council’s Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee upon the committee’s request. 
(Ord. No. 2011-102-113)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Applications Due September 14, 2016

Would you like to play an active role in the governance of your city? Consider applying for appointment to one of the over 50 boards and commissions to which the Richmond City Council makes appointments.


In order to be considered for appointment to one of the following boards or commissions vacancies, please submit your application by Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, to the Office of the City Clerk.

The Office of the City Clerk is now accepting applications for the following vacancies:



Advisory Board for the Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles – Applicants must be towing and recovery operators or citizens of the city.

The Advisory Board for the Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles was created “to advise the city with regard to the appropriate provisions of any ordinance that may be adopted by the city regarding” towing fees and the storage of vehicles.
(Ord. No. 2006-R148-154)




Affordable Housing Trust Fund Oversight Board – Applicants must be representatives from the Richmond Association of Realtors.

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund Oversight Board was created "for the purpose of overseeing administration of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund ... and the programs for which the fund provides."
(Ord. No. 2014-167-160)




Aging and Disabilities Advisory Board – Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. City resident who is a senior citizen;
  2. Caregiver of at least one senior citizen;
  3. City resident who is a disabled person;
  4. Representative of the business community.
“The board shall provide advice and recommendations to the Council on matters concerning senior citizens and disabled persons and provide a report of the board’s advice and recommendations as required … and upon the request of the Council. The board shall also work with the residents of the city, the City Administration, the Council and businesses to develop and increase access to consumer-oriented and community-based services for senior citizens and disabled persons. In addition, the board shall develop and make available for public comment an assessment of local needs and priorities for senior citizens and disabled persons and shall provide the assessment to the Council in the form of a report.”
(Ord. No. 2011-150-158)



Board of Building Code Appeals, Electrical Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Representative of an electrical contractor;
  2. Licensed professional engineer in private practice actively engaged in the design of electrical systems for buildings;
  3. Representative of a public electric power utility;
  4. Citizen with knowledge of electrical systems.
The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”
(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)




Board of Building Code Appeals, General Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.

The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”

(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)




Board of Building Code Appeals, Plumbing and Mechanical Division – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Certified master plumber;
  2. Representative of a mechanical contractor;
  3. Licensed professional engineer actively engaged in the design of mechanical systems for buildings;
  4. Licensed professional engineer in private practice engaged in the design of plumbing systems for buildings;
  5. Citizen with knowledge of plumbing systems or mechanical systems or both.
The Building Code Board of Appeals exists so that “persons aggrieved by the local building department’s application of the Building Code or refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the Building Code may appeal to the local board of Building Code Appeals.”
(Virginia Code Sec. 36-105)

The divisions of the [Board of Building Code Appeals] shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Richmond City Code Sec. 5-34)




Board of Fire AppealsApplicants must reside or work in the city. Additionally, applicants should be qualified by experience and training to rule on matters pertaining to building construction and fire prevention.

“The Board of Fire Appeals shall be responsible for hearing appeals arising from the application of the provisions of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.”


(Richmond City Code Section 46.1-81)



Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Advisory Board – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.

The purpose of the Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program is to “establish and, if established, operate alcohol safety action programs or driver alcohol treatment and rehabilitation programs or driver alcohol education programs in connection with highway safety.”

(Res. No. 84-R247-234)



Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People, Inc. Board of Directors – Applicants must reside in the city of Richmond.

“The purposes of the [Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People, Inc.] are to: (1) provide services and assistance pursuant to the Community Services Block Grant Act (1998), to work towards the elimination of the causes of poverty, (2) stimulate the Richmond region to mobilize resources to combat poverty and the causes of poverty, (3) promote the education, economic, social and spiritual development of Richmond region poverty communities, and (4) receive and disburse financial assistance related to carrying out the above purposes.”
(Bylaws of the Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People, Inc.)




Capital Region Airport Commission – Applicants must reside or work in the city.

“’The Capital Region Airport Commission’ shall be responsible for the establishment, management and operation of airports and air navigation facilities for the city of Richmond and for the political subdivisions which shall become members of ‘The Capital Region Airport Commission.’”
(Res. No. 75-R142-142)




Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board of Directors – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond. 

The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority’s “purposes are to plan, acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, extend, operate, contract for and maintain any garbage and refuse collection, transfer and disposal program or system including waste reduction, waste material recovery, recycling as mandated by law or otherwise, resource recovery, waste incineration, landfill operation, ash management, sludge disposal from water and wastewater treatment facilities, household hazardous waste management and disposal and similar programs or systems, within one or more of the member localities.”
(First Amended Articles of Incorporation of the 
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority)




Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration –Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond and meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Resident of a community within the city where correctional resident-based services, establishments providing alternatives to incarceration or correctional facilities are located;
  2. At-large resident of the city;
  3. Richmond Public Schools;
  4. Workforce development agency;
  5. Small minority business development organization;
  6. Technical educational institution;
  7. Higher educational institution;
  8. Law enforcement;
  9. State or local department of social services;
  10. Administrator of a community-based corrections program;\Faith-based community organization; or
  11. Business community.
The Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration “shall provide advice and recommendations to the City Council and the mayor, from the perspective of the residents of the city, concerning the factors affecting the reduction in population at the Justice Center and the external impact of the presence of the Justice Center, community-based service facilities and other establishments providing alternatives to incarceration on communities within the city and provide a report of the commission’s advice and recommendations upon the request of either the City Council or the mayor. In particular, the commission shall work with residents of communities within the city, the City Administration, administrators of the Justice Center and organizations providing community-based services or alternatives to incarceration to address how correctional facilities, community-based service facilities and other establishments providing alternatives to incarceration within communities affect property values, real estate taxes, police and fire services and public safety. The commission shall also monitor and assess performance indicators that measure long-term benefits of alternatives to incarceration and community-based service centers and programs.”
(Ord. No. 2012-16-196)



Clean City Commission – Applicants must reside or work in the city.

The Clean City Commission shall achieve visible improvements in the manner in which the local environment is maintained with noticeable reductions in the amount of litter and illegal dumping by improving public awareness and public responsibility, providing insight on litter control and dumping ordinances, and working with agencies to reduce illegal dumping.
(Res. No. 92-R377-93-21)



Economic Development Authority – Applicants must be members of the Virginia State Bar and reside in the city of Richmond.

The purpose of the Economic Development Authority “is to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, government and commercial enterprise to locate in or remain in the city of Richmond, further the economic well-being of the citizens of the city, increase their commerce and promote their safety, health, welfare, convenience and prosperity. The purpose is also to achieve the objectives established by the [authority] to provide additional employment for all levels of the community, to promote economic stability and growth in the community, and to assist in meeting the city’s development objectives.”
(Bylaws of the Economic Development Authority)




Green City Commission – Applicants shall be selected from each of the following fields:
  1. Sustainability.
  2. Green building practices.
  3. Energy efficiency.
  4. Environmental protection.
The Green City Commission shall:
(1)   Provide expertise and information to the city to support the sustainability efforts of the city.
(2)   Consult with the state government and other local governments with regard to such governments’ sustainability efforts and methods.
(3)   Recommend changes to the Code of the city of Richmond (including the city’s zoning regulations and building codes), the Code of Virginia and other laws as necessary to implement sustainable methods in the city of Richmond.
(4)   Encourage the adoption of sustainable business and building approaches by the private sector.
(5) Work with the Department of Public Works to preserve trees and plant life in the city.
(6)   Prepare and submit and annual report to the Council by December 31 of each year.
(City Code Sec. 2-1077)




Highway Safety Commission - Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Citizen and qualified voter of the city; or
  2. Persons with expertise in transportation safety who reside or work in the city.
"The commission shall have the responsibility for recommending to the Council plans for the formulation of a highway safety program for the city of Richmond and the responsibility of a periodic review of the operation and effect of such program."
(Res. No. 97-R128-129) 



J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Board – Applicants must reside in the city or work in the city and be residents of the region served by the college.

"The community college board shall act in an advisory capacity to the State Board and shall perform such duties with respect to the operation of a single comprehensive community college as may be delegated to it by the State Board.”
(Virginia Community College System Policy Manual, August 23, 2013)


Maggie L. Walker Initiative Citizens Advisory Board - Applicants must either:
  1. Reside or work in the city and be representatives of a business with a workforce made up of employees, the majority of whom reside in the city of Richmond; or
  2. Reside in a census tract within the city of Richmond with a poverty rate of at least 25%.
"The board shall monitor, evaluate and provide advice and recommendations to the mayor and a Human Services manager concerning the city's poverty reduction and wealth building initiatives and the city's progress towards achieving its poverty reduction objectives."
(Ord. No. 2014-234-215) 




Minority Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business Advisory Board – Applicants must reside or work in the city and be representatives of a minority business enterprise.

"The board shall provide advice and recommendations to the City Council and the Mayor on matters concerning the development of strategies, policies and operational procedures to achieve the City’s goals to expand and improve recruitment, retention and contracting in all businesses and industries for minority business enterprises and emerging small businesses in the city and provide a report of the Board’s advice and recommendations upon the request of either the City Council or the Mayor.”
(Ord No. 2011-130-142)




Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA)Applicants must reside or work in the city.

The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority “enhances the quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that are available, accessible, and cost-effective.”
(RBHA Mission Statement, Annual Report, 2012)




Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.

The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau "is organized for the purpose of promoting convention and tourism development in the Richmond Metropolitan area in order to increase revenues, provide increased employment and improve the economic health of all the jurisdictions involved."
(Articles of Incorporation of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)




Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) – Applicants must reside or work in the city.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks to “allow RRHA to lift Richmond’s neighborhoods, while providing economic opportunities and expanded housing options for an improved way of life for public housing residents and those seeking quality affordable housing.”
(www.rrha.org, Strategic Plan)




Richmond Regional Planning District Commission – Applicants must be qualified voters of the city of Richmond.

The purpose of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission is “to promote the orderly and efficient development of the physical, social and economic elements of the Planning District by planning and encouraging and assisting governmental subdivisions to plan for the future.”
(Charter Agreement of the Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission)




Richmond Retirement System Board of Trustees – Applicants must reside or work in the city.

“The Board of Trustees of the Richmond Retirement System shall have the responsibility of the supervision of the administration of the retirement plan, the determination of eligibility for the receipt of retirement benefits, the award of retirement benefits as authorized by ordinance of the City of Richmond, and such other duties as have heretofore been exercised by the Board of Trustees of the Richmond Retirement System other than fiduciary responsibilities concerning the management, control and investment of the financial resources of the Richmond Retirement System.”
(Section 5B.01 of the Charter of the City of Richmond)




Urban Design Committee – Applicants must either reside or work in the city of Richmond. Additionally, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Member of the faculty of the arts division of a local college or university; or
  2. Member of the City Planning Commission.
“The Committee shall, upon request of the City Planning Commission, advise the Commission on matters of an aesthetic nature in connection with the performance of the Commission … The Committee shall also have the power and authority to review and approve or disapprove applications for Design Overlay District design review.”
(Ord. No. 2000-24-39)




Urban Forestry Commission – Applicants must be residents of the city.

The Urban Forestry Commission shall:

  1. Advise the director of Public Works regarding rules, regulations and policies promulgated under the city’s Municipal Tree Policy and any revisions thereof.
  2. Recommend to the Council any legislation, plans, policies and programs complementary to the intent and purpose of the city’s Municipal Tree Policy.
  3. Facilitate the development and adoption of a tree maintenance and management plan for city-owned trees.
  4. Assist with public relations and education programs to increase public understanding of urban forestry issues, including programs developed by the Department of Public Works, the Tree Stewards, the Friends of Urban Forestry and civic associations.
  5. Work with interested private organizations to raise money for projects involving city-owned trees and programs developed by the Department of Public Works.
  6. Prepare and submit an annual report to the Council and make presentations on an annual basis and as requested by the Council.
  7. Ensure the continuation of the commission’s purpose by annually providing a list of qualified candidates for expiring terms, if any, for consideration by the mayor and the Council by May 30 of each year.
  8. Develop and assist with the adoption of a more comprehensive Municipal Tree Policy and present progress reports on its efforts in this regard to the Council’s Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee upon the committee’s request. 
(Ord. No. 2011-102-113)