RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov
COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Richmond City Council and Mayor Dwight C. Jones to hold 2012 Richmond Government Boards, Commissions and Authorities Member Appreciation Reception
Includes 61 entities: 55 local and regional public bodies, five non-governmental organizations and one federal government entity
WHAT Richmond City Council and Mayor Dwight C. Jones will hold a 2012 Richmond Government Boards, Commissions and Authorities Member Appreciation Reception to honor and celebrate the appointed members of 61 entities, which include: 55 local and regional public bodies, five non-governmental organizations and one federal government entity. These important boards, commissions, committees and task forces assist with providing oversight on various topics, programs and services.
WHEN Monday, April 30, 2012
WHERE CenterStage Richmond
600 E. Grace Street - Richmond, Virginia
WHO The Honorable Members of Richmond City Council
The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond
Appointed members of more than 55 local Richmond and regional government boards, commissions, committees and task forces
CONTACT For more information, please contact Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, Richmond City Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff, at 804.646.6052 (tel); 804.937.1386 (mobile tel) or, firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Richmond City Council Boards, Commissions, Committees and Task Forces
Critical to the foundation of our citizen-run government, Richmond City Council regularly establishes and/or appoints members to serve on local Richmond and regional government boards, commissions, committees and task forces to assist with providing oversight on various topics, programs and services.
Appointed public bodies provide additional intellectual assistance on subjects that shape the quality of our lives, neighborhoods and city and increase our government openness, inclusion and transparency. Richmond citizens are invited and encouraged to serve.
Service on these entities provides residents with additional opportunities to participate in and learn more about their government and to provide their education, experience, skills and abilities in service of their community. Time commitments vary from a few hours a year, up to 20 hours a month. Appointments are made throughout the year as vacancies occur and new entities are created and meeting times, dates, locations and frequency are scheduled as needed. Individual requirements for appointment consideration are different for each entity, which range from advisory to policy to governing.
Richmond City Council currently appoints members to 55 local and regional public bodies; most of which are volunteer/non-paid positions. In addition, Council appoints members to five (5) non-governmental organizations and one (1) federal government entity; for an estimated 61 entities (as of 3.1.2012/please check for updated entities). Oversight is provided by one of the six Richmond City Council Standing Committees an entity is assigned to.
Appointed terms include project-oriented ones that exist for a few months and more long-term ones that last up to three years (unless otherwise specified and/or service may be longer if a new appointment has not been made and the incumbent is willing to continue service until that time.) Incumbents may be considered for reappointment (as appropriate/allowed) at the conclusion of their term and generally may serve up to two successive full terms. (Note: It is possible for a person to be appointed to serve to fill a remainder of a partial unexpired term then be appointed twice more to serve two subsequent successive terms).
Some relevant laws covering appointments include the following:
Richmond Code of Laws:
Section 2-836 Eligibility of members to succeed themselves;
terms of members.
(a) Notwithstanding any possible section in this Code to the contrary, no citizen member of a board or commission, other than persons appointed by the council to serve as members of the Capital Region Airport Commission (chapter 380, Acts of Assembly 1980) or the Greater Richmond Transit Company, shall be appointed to more than two successive full terms on a board or commission; provided, however, the members of the Monroe Park Advisory council and the Highway Safety Commission may serve up to three successive full terms and provided, however, a person appointed to fill a vacancy (that is, an unexpired term) may serve two successive full terms upon completion of the unexpired term for which the person has been appointed. However, this subsection shall not apply to governmental authorities created by the city.
(b) Unless otherwise specified by general law, ordinance or resolution, the term of office for the members of any board, commission, or committee the members of which are appointed by the council shall be three years.
Citizens interested in being appointed to serve as a member of a local Richmond or regional public government body or non-government organization (a general list of which follows below), that Richmond City Council appoints members to, are invited to review the descriptions, purposes and individual membership requirements and vacancies and apply online at: http://www.richmondgov.com/CityCouncil/CouncilBoardsCommissions.aspx or http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/boardscommissions/index.aspx
CONTACT For more information and/or updated list, please call the Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk, at 804.646.7955; or visit - http://www.richmondgov.com/CityCouncil/CouncilBoardsCommissions.aspx
Richmond City Council Appointments
Richmond Council appoints members to the following (current as of 3.1.2012/please check for updated entities) Governmental Public Bodies and Non-Governmental Organizations. As functioning government entities, all meetings of Local and Regional Governmental Public Bodies are open to the public. Some of these entities include the following (note new ones are added as needed and might not be on this list). Please refer to the database for the most current updates, at:
http://www.richmondgov.com/CityCouncil/CouncilBoardsCommissions.aspx or http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/boardscommissions/index.aspx
Richmond Local Government Public Bodies (40) _____________________________________
Richmond Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board
Richmond Ambulance Authority Board
Richmond Architectural Review Commission
Richmond Architectural Review Commission Task Force
Richmond Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium Board
Richmond Assessment of Towing Fees and the Storage of Vehicles Advisory Board
Richmond Audit Committee
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Board
Richmond Broad Street Community Development Authority Board
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board - Building Related Mechanical Division
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board - Electrical Division
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board - General Division
Richmond Building Code Appeals Board - Plumbing Division
Richmond Career and Technical Education Commission
Richmond Carillon Advisory Committee
Richmond City Charter Review Commission
Richmond Clean City Commission
Richmond Community Criminal Justice Board
Richmond Community Policy and Management Team
Richmond Disability Services Board
Richmond Economic Development Authority Board
Richmond Fire Appeals Board
Richmond Green City Commission
Richmond GRTC and Transit Study Task Force
Richmond Health Advisory Board
Richmond Highway Safety Commission
Richmond Maritime Commerce Advisory Board
Richmond Minority Business Advisory Board
Richmond Monroe Park Advisory Council
Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Advisory Board
Richmond Personnel Board
Richmond Planning Commission
Richmond Public Library Board
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board
Richmond Retirement System Board
Richmond Sister Cities Commission
Richmond Slave Trail Commission
Richmond Social Services Advisory Board
Richmond Urban Design Committee
Richmond Urban Forestry Commission
Regional Governmental and Quazi-Governmental Public Bodies (15) _________________
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board
Greater Richmond Convention Center Authority Board
Greater Richmond Lead Planning Organization Board
Greater Richmond Partnership Board
Greater Richmond Transit Company Transit System Board
Peumansend Creek Regional Jail Authority Board
Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Board
Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee
Richmond Metropolitan Authority Board
Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau Board
Richmond Regional Competitiveness Committee
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Virginia Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Advisory Board
Virginia Capital Region Airport Commission
Virginia Community Colleges Board J. Sargent Reynolds Community College Board
Federal Governmental Public Body (1) ______________________________________________
U.S. Federal Combined Sewer Overflow Partnership Board
Richmond City Council appoints members to the following Non-Government Organizations
Non-Governmental Organizations (5) _______________________________________________
J. Fulmer Bright Memorial Foundation Board
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Board
Maymont Foundation Board
Richmond Capital Area Agency on Aging
Richmond Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People
The Richmond City Council appointment process for local or regional public government bodies or non-government organizations includes the following:
1. Application is completed by interested applicant and it is submitted to Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk.
2. Richmond City Council Office of the City Clerk provides application to the Richmond City Council Standing Committee providing oversight over that entity/appointment reviews application and makes recommendation.
3. Application recommendation is forwarded to Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committee.
4. Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committee makes recommendation to appoint or not appoint.
5. Richmond City Council Organizational Standing Committee has Richmond City Council Resolution for Appointment prepared for chosen appointment.
6. Applicant is invited to attend Richmond City Council Formal Meeting where Council Resolution will be considered for official approval.
7. Richmond City Council holds Formal Meeting, which includes a public hearing, and votes on Resolution of Appointment (applicant must be in attendance).
8. Applicants that are approved by Richmond City Council Resolution of Appointment are sworn in.
9. Member’s service begins.
Richmond City Council ____________________________________________________________
Mission - The mission of Richmond City Council is to represent citizens in creating and amending local laws, providing government policy and oversight, and approving the city budget.
Vision - Richmond City Council is committed to creating a vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.
Steven R. Skinner, APR
Council Public Information Manager
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia 23219
MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council
is to represent citizens in creating and amending
local laws, providing government policy and
oversight, and approving the city budget.
VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.