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AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (3 by Mayor and 8 by Council; 2 recommended by the Charlotte Regional Partnership.
Time Commitment: 5 hours per month
Duties: Reviews and studies all aspects of airport transportation needs of metropolitan Charlotte, recommending appropriate action to the Charlotte City Council on airport policy matters.
 
BECHTLER ARTS FOUNDATION BOARD
Committee Make Up: 25 Members (1 by Mayor, 2 by Council, 1 by Arts & Science Council, 1 by Wells Fargo Corp, 4 by Andreas Bechtler, 16 by Board of Directors
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month
Duties: Oversight of the Bechtler Art Museum and its art collection. This includes, but is not limited to, oversight of the museum curatorial programming and exhibitions, preservation and protection of the collections, as well as budget and staff oversight.
 
BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (3 by Mayor, 2 by County Commission, 6 by Council
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: To act as an advisory body to City Council. To review bicycle plans and make recommendations on implementing related policies and policy strategies, recommend appropriate action to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners on bicycle transportation issues, recommend any amendments and/or modifications to adopted bicycle plans deemed appropriate and/or necessary for the purpose of keeping the plans timely and properly updates and to make any other recommendations deemed appropriate and/or necessary to promote safe bicycle ridership.
 
BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 20 Members (2 by Mayor, 18 by Council with recommendations from the Charlotte Chamber, NAWBO, Black, Latin American and Asian American Chambers of Commerce, Metrolina and Minority Contractors Associations and Metrolina Native American Association
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: Provide recommendations and advice to Council on ways the City can help business in Charlotte; provide a forum for businesses to raise issues; discuss and have input into City policy responses to these issues; provide input and advice to business retention planning efforts and implementation of the Business Retention Plan; keep City Council and Key Business Executives abreast of changes in business and business climate; and how  that might affect business-government relations and needs of public service.
 
CHARLOTTE AREA FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Committee Make Up: 15-21 Members (3 by Council, 3 by County, 1 by Board of Education, 7 by the private sector, 7 by low-income population)
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours bi-monthly
Duties: Created as an anti-poverty agency and operates under the regulations of the Community Services Administration. It oversees programs such as Head Start and Outreach and helps with transportation problems.
 
CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY CAPITAL LOAN FUND
Committee Make Up: 11-12 Members (1 by Mayor, 1 by City Council)
Time Commitment: 2 hours quarterly
Duties: An innovative public/private fund established in 2003 to assist small businesses with gaining access to capital. The fund is administered by Self-Help Credit Union
 
CHARLOTTE HOUSING AUTHORITY
Committee Make Up: 7 Members (2 by Mayor, 5 by Council)
Time Commitment: 3 hours per month
Duties: Serves those Charlotte families from diverse social and economic backgrounds with housing needs requiring the services provided by the Authority. Its mission is to support and assist these families to enhance their quality of life while requiring those who are capable or who can develop capability to transition from dependency to self-sufficiency and economic independence.
                                                                   
CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL CABINET
Committee Make Up: 21 Members (7 by Mayor, 14 by Council)
Time Commitment: 5-6 hours per month
Duties: Create awareness of Charlotte as an international city by promoting exchange between Charlotte and its Sister Cities, welcoming all citizens and visitors, regardless of ethnicity of language skills, supported global education programs, encouraging further growth of the international business sector and enhancing Charlotte’s non-profit international sector.
 
CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COALITION FOR HOUSING
Committee Make Up: 12 Members (3 by Mayor, 6 by Council, 3 by County Commission; 3 Ex-Officio)
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per month
Duties: Charged to ensure implementation of the Ten Year Plan. Goals include facilitating safe and permanent housing for homeless families and individuals, encouraging intensive outreach and engagement and promoting housing stability for those most at risk of becoming homeless.
 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL VISITORS AUTHORITY
Committee Make Up: 13 Members (4 by Mayor, 9 by Council)
Time Commitment: 2 hours per month
Duties: Promote Charlotte as a major convention center, fully capable of providing facilities, exhibit spaces, meeting rooms, hotel rooms and other suitable amenities.
 
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Committee Make Up: 15 Members (2 by Council, 2 by County Commission, 1 by City Manager, 1 by County Manager, 1 by President of Chamber of Commerce, 6 by Chairman of Chamber of Commerce, 2 by Council Members:  Chairman of CWAC Committee and Chairman of Economic Development Committee).
Time Commitment: 2 hours per month
Duties: Initiate/promote commercial economic development in the City-Within-A-City Area (CWAC) in partnership with the county and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
 
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC ACCESS CORPORATION
Committee Make Up: 13 Members (3 by Mayor, 6 by Council, 4 by Corporation)
Time Commitment: 2 hours quarterly
A non-profit corporation which will have the responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the cable television Public Access channel and studio facilities. The Board of Directors of CMPAC will manage and direct all the activities and affairs of the Corporation.
 
CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (3 by Mayor, 5 by Council, 3 by City Manager)
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: Serve as Advisory Board to the Chief of Police, City Manager and City Council. Reviews appeals by citizens who file complaints on dispositions imposed by the Chief of Police or his designee to relating allegations of misconduct against a sworn police officer. The Board may hear appeals of complaints regarding alleged violations of the following rules: use of force, unbecoming conduct, and arrest, search and seizure.
 
CITIZENS TRANSIT ADVISORY GROUP
Committee Make Up: 13 Members (1 Co-Chair by Mayor, 2 by Council, 1 Co-Chair by Chair of County Commission, 2 by County, 1 by Board of Education, 1 by each 6 towns in Mecklenburg County)
Time Commitment: 2 hours bi-monthly
Duties: This committee will be an Advisory body to the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC). Will review the chief transit official’s proposed two-year operating programs and second-year program adjustments and five-year capital programs and make recommendations to the MTC.
 
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD
Committee Make Up: 7 members (3 by Mayor, 4 by Council)
Time Commitment: 1 hour monthly; 2-5 hearings per year which can last a full day(s)
Duties: Reviews and approves applications for positions in the Police and Fire Departments; reviews and approves promotions in both departments; maintains a register of officers graduating from the academy; holds hearings for employees of both departments who are charged with violations by the Chiefs.
 
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG UTILITIES (CMUD)
Committee Make Up: 7 Members (1 by Mayor, 3 by Council, 3 by County)
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: Review and make recommendations on the following: all capital improvement programs for water and sewer facilities and changes to such programs; proposed changes in the method for determining water and sewer charges; proposed changes in policy for extending water and sewer services.
 
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 45 Members (8 by Mayor, 16 by Council, 21 County)
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: To study programs in the area of human and community relations and to make the results available to the public; to promote the quality of opportunity for all citizens.
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY BOARD
Committee Make Up: 12 Members (2 by Mayor, 4 by Council, 6 by County
Time Commitment: 3 hours per month
Duties: Periodic review and evaluation of all Charlotte and Mecklenburg domestic violence programs and services and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and City Council.
 
FIREMEN’S RELIEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Committee Make Up: 5 Members (1 by Mayor, 1 by Council, 2 by Fire Department, 1 by State Insurance Commissioner)
Time Commitment: 1 hour per month
Duties: Administers funds used to safeguard firemen in active serve from financial loss occasioned by sickness or injury contracted in the line of duty, and to provide reasonable support for dependents of firemen whose lives are lost as a result of fire service.
 
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
Committee Make Up: 12 Members (4 by Mayor, 8 by Council)
Time Commitment: 10 hours per month
Duties: Ensures the preservation and conservation of historic areas, structures and objects that are significant elements of the cultural, social, economic political or architectural history of Charlotte.
 
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Committee Make Up: 12 Members (2 by Mayor, 4 by Council, 6 by County)
Time Commitment: 10 hours per month
Duties: Ensures preservation of property that embodies elements of cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history of Charlotte Mecklenburg.
 
HOUSING APPEALS BOARD
Committee Make Up: 5 Members (2 by Mayor, 3 by Council)
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month
Duties: To hear appeals from decisions or orders of the Code Enforcement Official, as provided in Chapter 11 of the city code (House Code).
 
KEEP CHARLOTTE BEAUTIFUL
Committee Make Up: 20 Members (7 by Mayor, 13 by Council)
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: Coordinate and participate in neighborhood community improvement projects, Adopt-A-City Street, neighborhood recognition, the Great American Cleanup, and litter prevention programs. Promote partnership between citizens, businesses, and government to ensure a clean and healthy environment. Includes hands-on project work, primarily in the Spring and Fall.
 
MINT MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Committee Make Up: 23 Members (1 by Mayor, 1 by Council, 21 Mint Museum)
Time Commitment: 4 hours bi-monthly
Duties: Advises the museum that serves the region by collecting, researching, displaying, interpreting and preserving art and historical artifacts.
 
NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Committee Make Up: 8 Members (1 by Mayor, 1 by Council, 2 by CRVA, 2 by NASCAR, 1 by Bank of America, 1 by Wells Fargo)
Time Commitment: 3 hours per month
Duties: Assists the Charlotte Regional Visitors’ Authority (CRVA) in operations of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
 
NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANTS FUND REVIEW TEAM
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (9 by Council, 1 by City Manager, 1 Recommended by Superintendent of School System)
Time Commitment: 14 hours per year
Duties: To review applications and determine awards for grants between $3,000 and $25,000; make site visits and become familiar with applicants and their proposals; act as an advisory on issues affecting the Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund.
 
PASSENGER VEHICLE FOR HIRE BOARD
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (3 by Mayor, 5 by Council, 3 by City Manager)
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Duties: To ensure the safety, welfare and property of the visitors and citizens of Charlotte using passenger vehicles for hire and limousines.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION
Committee Make Up: 14 Members (2 by Mayor, 4 by Council, 6 by County, 2 Nominated by School Board)
Time Commitment: 24 hours per month
Duties: Makes studies of resources and needs of the City, plans for the development of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, considers the desirability of the extension of the city limits and reviews and hears all petitions for zoning changes.
 
PRIVATIZATION/COMPETITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 11 Members (3 by Mayor, 8 by Council)
Time Commitment: 4-5 hours per month
Duties: To monitor the progress of the City in implementing services contracting and asset management, recommend services and assets to be considered for competition and privatization, and to advise on ways to improve current contracted services with service delivery problems; to assist and advise the City on issues in implementing the goals and processes adopted by Council for services contracting and asset management.
 
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
Committee Make Up: 9 Members (1 by Mayor, 2 by Council, 3 by County, 3 by Public Art)
Time Commitment: 2 hours per month
Duties: Oversees and administers a public art program to ensure the inclusion of artwork in appropriate capital improvement City projects to enhance the artistic and cultural development of the City.
 
STORM WATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 9 Members (1 by Mayor, 2 by Council, 3 by County Commissioners, 1 by Northern Town, 1 by Southern Town, 1 by Committee)
Time Commitment: 4-5 hours per month
Duties: To review and recommend to Council storm water management policies, policy changes, long range plans; to review and comment on the annual capital improvement program and operating budget; hears appeals and makes recommendations to Council on applications, modifications and enforcement to storm water policies.
 
TRANSIT SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Committee Make Up: 15 Members (2 by Mayor, 6 by Council, 1 by County, 1 by each of the 6 towns in Mecklenburg County
Time Commitment: 2 hours bi-monthly
Duties: Committee serves as a forum for citizen suggestions and complaints concerning fares, routes, and schedules. It also serves as an advocacy group for public transportation services and reviews staff recommendations on services provision and transit policies.
 
TREE ADVISORY COMMISSION
Committee Make Up: 10 Members (3 by Mayor, 7 by Council, 2 Ex Officio)
Time Commitment: 3-15 hours monthly
Duties: To make recommendations from time to time to the City Manager relative to trees and shrubbery in the City.
 
WASTE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Committee Make Up: 20 Members (5 Recommended by City Council, 15 by County Commission)
Time Commitment: 4 hours per month
Duties: To evaluate all decisions to construct additional waste-to-energy facilities in the future and consult and advise the City and County governing bodies on the merits and cost efficiencies of such decisions prior to the time they are made.
 
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Committee Make Up: 5 Regular Members; 3 Alternate Members (2 by Mayor, 5 by Council, 1 by County)
Time Commitment: 9 hours per month
Duties: To hear appeals where it is alleged there has been an error in any order, requirements, decisions or determination made by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Building Standards Department.
For more information or to receive application forms contact:
 
Boards and Commissions Clerk
City of Charlotte, Office of the City Clerk
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth Street, 7th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202-2857
Telephone: 704-336-7494
Fax:  704-336-7588