Knightdale Adds Neighborhood to OTAC, Changes Name

 

03/22/2018

KNIGHTDALE - Knightdale Town Council approved of changes to the Old Town Advisory Committee as of their March 21st, 2018 meeting. The Board is now referred to by the name Old Town Advisory Board or OTAB. The applicant area has been extended to Knightdale Station subdivision.

Knightdale is accepting applications through March 28th, 2018 to fill 2018-2019 vacancies in the Board. Applicants must be available for an informal interview at the April 2nd Town Council Work Session at Knightdale Town Hall. For an application, please reach out to Town Clerk, Whitney Ledford at whitney.ledford@knightdalenc.gov.

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.  Afterwards, 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 that needs of our community are being fully met.

Two Council Members are assigned to serve on each Advisory Board in an ex-officio (non-voting) capacity.  The role of these elected officials is participate in discussions and provide insight into the Town Council's view on topics.

For more information, please contact Knightdale Public Information Officer, Jonas Silver at 919-217-2205 or jonas.silver@knightdalenc.gov