Advisory Boards & Commissions
County residents are encouraged to serve on a board or commission. Click here to download the fillable PDF application. Click here to email the completed application to the Clerk. Or, county residents may click here to apply online.
Burke County does not discriminate. Burke County is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Adult Care & Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee
Several vacancies exist. Initial terms of appointment are for one (1) year. Training is required and provided by the Western Piedmont Council of Governments through the Aging Support Program. Contact Christina Franklin, the Regional Ombudsman, at 828.485.4213 for more information.
Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
Applications are being accepted for a United Way/nonprofit seat. The terms of appointment are for two (2) years. Contact A. J. Coutu at 828.403.1427 for more information.
BURKE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
Applications are being accepted for the Burke Co. Parks & Recreation Commission. Preferred applicants reside in the following elementary school districts and are actively involved in youth sports:
- Forrest Hill
- Glen Alpine
- George Hildebrand
- Hildebran / Icard
- Ray Childers
- W.A. Young
- Mtn. View
The Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton. Please contact Treg McGee, Recreation Director, 764-9090, for more information.
City of Morganton - Board of Adjustment (ETJ)
Two (2) vacancies exist on Morganton's Board of Adjustment. Applicants must reside in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Morganton. Terms are for three (3) years. For more information, please contact the City of Morganton at 828.438.5260.
City of Morganton - Planning Board (ETJ)
Two (2) vacancies exist on Morganton's Planning Board. Applicants must reside in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Morganton. Terms are for three (3) years. For more information, please contact the City of Morganton at 828.438.5260.
Burke Senior Center Advisory Council
Several vacancies exist. The term is for three (3) years. Contact Roxanne Powell at 764-9392 for more information.
Child Protection & Child Fatality Prevention Team
Applications are being accepted for three (3) at-large seats on the CPCFP Team. The term is for three (3) years. Contact Sharon Honeycutt at 764-9640 for more information.
East Burke Senior Center Advisory Board
Applications are being accepted for several at-large seats (age 55+) on the East Burke Senior Center Advisory Board. The term is for three (3) years. Contact Becca Bova at 828-764-9308 for more information.
Burke County Board of Adjustment
Applications are being accepted for residents residing in the eastern townships of Burke County for the Board of Adjustment. Contact Jennifer Forney at 764.9037 for more details.
Council on Aging
Applications are being accepted for several seats on the Council on Aging. The term is for three (3) years. Contact Roxanne Powell at the Senior Center at 828-764-9390 for more information.
Burke County Board of Health
Applications are being accepted for several seats on the Board of Health, an 11-member board that governs public health in Burke County. Pharmacists, veterinarians, optometrists, restaurateurs and citizens are encouraged to apply. BoH meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of even numbered months at the Health Department at 5:00 p.m. The term is for three (3) years. Please contact the Health Director at 764-9160 or the Clerk at 764-9354 for more information or to apply.
Partner’s CFAC (Consumer and Family Advisory Committee)
The CFAC has a vacant seat representing “Traumatic Brain Injury”. The term is for three years. Contact Shirley Moore, Member Engagement Specialist/CFAC Liaison, at 704-884-2646 for more details.
- Burke County Townships (PDF)
- Committee Community Advisory Volunteer Job Description (PDF)
- Elementary School District (PDF)
- Hickory Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction Map 2013 (PDF)
- Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Information (PDF)
- Morganton Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (PDF)
- Transportation Advisory Board Application (PDF)