Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Applications Due June 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 boards or commissions vacancies, please submit your application by Tuesday, June 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 7th 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)




Affordable Housing Trust Fund Oversight Board – Applicants must be representatives from the Richmond Association of Realtors or Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities.

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)




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 Board of Building Code 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 shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”
(Ord. No. 2014-163-153)




Building Code Board of 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 Building Code Board of 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. 14-46)




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 Board of Building Code 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 shall also serve as the agent for qualification of candidates for certification as tradesmen in their respective fields of expertise.”

(Ord. No. 2014-163-153)




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.)




Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board of Directors – Applicants for the alternate position 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)



City Planning Commission – Applicants shall be qualified voters of the city of Richmond who hold no office of profit under the city government.

It shall be the duty of the commission to make and adopt a master plan which with accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive matter shall show the commission’s recommendations for the development of the territory covered by the plan…It shall be the further duty and function of the commission to preserve historical landmarks and to control the design and location of statuary and other works of art which are or may become the property of the city.
(City Charter Sec. 17.04-5)




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)




Greater Richmond Transit Company – Applicants must reside or work in the city of Richmond.

The Greater Richmond Transit Company was organized "for the purpose of providing mass transportation service as a public service corporation."
(Res. No. 73-R44-45)



Green City Commission – Applicants must show demonstrated knowledge of and experience with:

  1. Green high performance building standards and technology;
  2. Green infrastructure;
  3. Energy efficiency and conservation practices and life cycle cost analysis;
  4. Alternative transportation and alternative fuels;
  5. Renewable energy and renewable portfolio standards; or
  6. Green affordable housing.

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)   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 be citizens and qualified voters of 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 be representatives of lenders or businesses other than a minority business enterprise.

"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 be either:

  1. Representatives of lenders or businesses other than a minority business enterprise; or
  2. 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 Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau – Applicants must be qualified voters of 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 Public Library Board – Applicants must be qualified voters of the city of Richmond.

“The Richmond Public Library Board shall have the management and control of the public libraries of the city and shall have such powers and duties with respect thereto as are conferred or imposed on it by the Code of Virginia and by ordinance.”
(By-Laws of the Richmond Public Library Board)



Richmond Retirement System Board of Trustees – Applicants must be classified service employees of the city of Richmond.

“The Richmond Public Library Board shall have the management and control of the public libraries of the city and shall have such powers and duties with respect thereto as are conferred or imposed on it by the Code of Virginia and by ordinance.”
(By-Laws of the Richmond Public Library Board)




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)




Social Services Advisory Board – Applicants must reside in the city of Richmond.

“The Social Services Advisory Board shall have the powers and duties to:

  1. Interest itself in all matters pertaining to the social services of the people of the city;
  2. Monitor the formulation and implementation of social services programs in the city;
  3. Meet with the director of the Department of Social Services at least quarterly for the purpose of making recommendations on policy matters concerning the department;
  4. Make an annual report concerning the administration of the social services program to the City Council concurrently with presentation of the department’s proposed budget for any upcoming fiscal year; and
  5. Submit to the City Council, from time to time, any other report concerning social services that the advisory board deems appropriate to bring to the attention of the Council."
(Richmond City Code Sec. 2-604)




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)