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Library Board Application

Boards and Commissions Application Process

  • Applicants who meet a vacancy’s requirements should submit an application to the Office of the City Clerk through the Boards and Commissions website. Alternatively, applicants may complete and submit the provided PDF application. Applications submitted for positions for which there is no vacancy will remain on file for consideration for a period of six months pending an opening on the requested entity.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation upon receipt of their application(s) detailing which Richmond City Council¬†standing committee¬†will review the application for recommendation to Council. The confirmation will also indicate the date, time and location of the standing committee meeting in which consideration of the application is scheduled to take place. The presence of applicants is generally not required; however, personal interviews are sometimes arranged at the request of the committee. Applicants are encouraged to verify standing committee meeting agendas and schedules prior to making plans to attend.
  • Once a recommendation is made at the standing committee level, it is forwarded to Richmond City Council for consideration.
  • A motion is made by a Richmond City Council member, at a Formal Meeting, regarding the approval of appointment recommendations from standing committees.
  • Once an appointment decision is made by Richmond City Council, applicants are advised of the decision via e-mail or mail. Applicants who are appointed will be provided information regarding their appointment term.