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Boards & Authorities
The City Council has created several boards, authorities, and commissions to serve in an advisory capacity to Council. Board and commission members have the opportunity to provide input on the policies that govern the city. North Carolina state law requires certain boards such as the Board of Adjustment.
Apply to Serve
Board, authority, and commission vacancies occur on a regular basis. Generally, the Mayor or Council are responsible for appointing people to serve on those City boards.
The Mayor reviews applications when vacancies arise, and asks the most qualified candidate to serve. The Mayor announces candidate recommendations during Council meetings at least two weeks before of the official appointment. After a recommendation from the Mayor, City Council will vote to approve or reject appointments to boards.
If you are interested in serving, download an application (PDF) and submit it to the City Clerk.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board comprised of citizen members appointed by the City Council The Board of Adjustment is tasked with hearing variance requests and appeals of land development decisions by administrative officials.
Board of Alcoholic Control
The City of Lenoir Board of Alcoholic Control authorizes the establishment and operation of Alcoholic Beverage Control stores within the City of Lenoir.
Foothills Regional Airport Authority
Foothills Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of the Foothills Regional Airport.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission works to identify, conserve, and preserve historic buildings in the City of Lenoir.
Lenoir Business Advisory Board
The mission of the Lenoir Business Advisory Board is to work with all stakeholders, including property owners, business owners, elected officials, and city staff, to improve the appearance and the economic development of all business districts located within the corporate limits of the City of Lenoir.
Lenoir Housing Authority
Lenoir Housing Authority oversees the operation of the Lenoir Housing Authority, a public housing agency with more than 150 residences scattered throughout the City of Lenoir.
Lenoir Tourism Development Authority
The mission of the Lenoir Tourism Development Authority (LTDA) is to promote, solicit, and encourage tourism in the City of Lenoir, and to provide services related to tourism.
The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to City Council. The board makes recommendations to City Council on discretionary land use approvals like zoning map changes, ordinance amendments, conditional and special uses, and major subdivisions.
Recreation Advisory Board
The Recreation Advisory Board serves as liaison between the City and the Parks and Recreation Department. The board works to promote and support parks and recreation services throughout the community and related groups