Area residents have until Friday, Oct. 12, to apply for one of the many upcoming vacancies on 10 of Wake Forest’s advisory boards and commissions. The boards were established to give citizens input into what happens in the community and to advise the Board of Commissioners on matters that affect citizens and their town government.
Applications are available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/government-advisoryboards.aspx and will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for appointments to the following advisory boards:
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Human Relations Council
- Public Art Commission
- Senior Center
- Urban Forestry
- Board of Adjustment
Only residents who live in Wake Forest or within its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are eligible to fill seats on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.
Completed applications may be mailed or delivered to the Wake Forest Town Hall, Attention: Town Clerk, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587, or faxed to 919-435-9419.
Candidates will be expected to attend a meeting of the advisory board to which they applied in order to introduce themselves to the board’s current members and explain why they wish to serve. Once a candidate’s application is received, he or she will be notified concerning their interview date. All meetings will be held in the ground floor meeting room at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., unless otherwise noted. Candidates for the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board will be introduced to the Board of Commissioners during the board’s work session on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m.
Following the interviews, each advisory board will review its slate of candidates before submitting their recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The board will announce the advisory board appointments during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. New terms will commence in January 2013.
Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled.
For more information about Wake Forest’s advisory boards or to obtain a copy of the advisory board application, visit the Advisory Boards section of the Town’s web site at www.wakeforestnc.gov/government-advisoryboards.aspx or visit the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
For more information, contact Town Clerk Deeda Harris at 919-435-9410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.