Citizen Advisory Boards are an integral part of local government administration. These Boards are an effective manner for the elected officials to engage citizens in the democratic process. Their primary purpose is to provide judicious advice to the Town Council from the citizens' perspective. Advisory Boards are able to devote significant time to specific areas of local government where the Town Council is typically unable. These Boards thoroughly discuss, analyze, and evaluate specific issues facing Knightdale. Afterward, they formulate and forward, well-developed recommendations to the Town Council for consideration of adoption. In short, citizen participation on Advisory Boards is crucial to ensuring the needs of our community are being fully met.
Council Members are assigned to serve on Advisory Boards in an ex-officio (non-voting) capacity. The role of these elected officials is to participate in discussions and provide insight into the Town Council's view on topics.
The annual advisory board application period runs from October - December. During this time, upcoming vacancies will be advertised and interested candidates may apply. The Town Council may choose to interview candidates at the end of the application period. Appointments to fill advisory board vacancies typically occur in February of each year. If mid-year vacancies arise, those will be advertised and the application period will reopen for that specific board.
Please click on the buttons below for more information on each of the Town's Advisory Boards.