Town Holiday Nov. 27-28

Most municipal offices will be closed Nov. 27-28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please view the holiday service schedule for information about changes to trash and recycling pickup and other services. More...


Boards & Commissions


Board meetingInterested in important local issues? Apply today to be a board, committee or commission member!

Why not get involved in your community by becoming an advisory board, committee or commission member? Chapel Hill local government has nearly two dozen standing boards and commissions that advise the Town Council on a wide range of issues from building development to public art to cemetery improvements and a number of them are currently looking for new members. To ensure consideration for available seats, please apply today!

Questions? Contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 919-969-5014 or   

We look forward to working with you!

The Council appoints various citizen boards and commissions: some act in an advisory capacity that the Council may be fully informed when creating ordinances, policies, and procedures for the Town; some act autonomously to relieve the Council of various administrative functions. Each of these boards is one of the following types: appeals, standing boards, semi-autonomous board or commission, autonomous board, or task force or ad hoc study groups.  

Task Forces and Ad Hoc Study Groups

The Council may, from time to time, appoint a Citizen Task Force to examine and make recommendations on a specific issue. These Task Forces are established for a limited amount of time as needed to study and report on specific issues of importance to the Council. They may or may not include one or more Council members or the Mayor.

The Town of Chapel Hill participates on several Orange County committees.


Please note that you may file an application form at any time of the year.  Your application form will be kept on file for one fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

If you are interested in applying for a Town vacancy, you may do so by applying onlineprinting an application form and returning it by email to or by fax at 919-967-8406. You may also contact Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2757 for an application form.

The deadline for submitting an application form is noon on Monday prior to a Council Business meeting when appointments are scheduled. Applications received after the deadline will be held until the next opportunity for the Council to consider the appointment.

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