The city of Asheville is seeking volunteers to serve on various committees and help make a difference in the community. Current vacancies include:

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board: Members oversee the operation and administration of the ABC system.

Board of Adjustment: Members function as a quasi-judicial board to hear and decide applications for approval of variances from the terms of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, permit, decision or determination issued or made by an administrative officer of the city in enforcing the UDO; serve as the city’s housing code appeals board; and perform additional powers and duties as set forth elsewhere in the UDO and other laws and regulations. There is a vacancy for an alternate seat on the board.

Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee: Members serve as an advisory body in collaboration with the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition to address homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services that meet those needs; foster a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; secure funding and make recommendations for allocations to support efforts to quickly re-house people and families who are homeless; ensure access to and effective use of mainstream programs; and promote self-sufficiency among people and families experiencing homelessness.

Applications for these openings are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Forms are available online at To learn more, call the city clerk’s office at 259-5839 or email

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