Vacancies

Advisory Boards & Commissions

Are you interested in applying for a vacancy on a board or commission? You must be a resident of Burke County.

Download an application to serve on a board or committee (PDF). Completed applications may be emailed to the Clerk or sent by fax to 828-764-9352. An original signature is required on the application.

Appointment Opportunities

Hickory Regional Planning Commission

One vacancy exists on this Commission for a 4-year term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2020. The applicant would need to:

  1. live inside of the portion of the City of Hickory located in Burke County, or
  2. live within the Icard Township approximately one mile from the Hickory City boundary in Burke County, which is the Hickory extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Hickory City Hall. (For additional information on this position, email Cal Overby, Principal Planner, City of Hickory, or call him at 828-323-7487.

Adult Care & Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee

Three vacancies exist. Initial terms of appointment are for one 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.

Council on Aging

Three vacancies exist for at-large positions. Terms of appointment are for three years. For more information, please contact Karen Robinson at 828-381-2187.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

One vacancy exists on this Council for a Juvenile Defense Attorney. The term of appointment is for two years. Two vacancies exists for students under the age of 18 and there are two vacancies for at-large seats.

One vacancy exists for a member of the business community. Contact A. J. Coutu at 828-403-1427 for more information.

Burke County Board of Adjustment

Two vacancies exists on the Board of Adjustment for the alternating member (west township) and the west alternate. Contact Scott Carpenter, Community Development Director/Deputy County Manager, at 828-764-9032 for more information.

Alternate Members
The Board of Commissioners shall also appoint two alternate members to serve on the Board of Adjustment in the absence, for any cause of any regular member. Such alternate members shall be appointed three-year terms, provided, however, that in the case of the first appointment of alternate members, one shall be appointed for a two-year term, and one shall be appointed for a three-year term.

Such alternate members, while attending any regular or special meeting of the Board of Adjustment and serving in the absence of any regular member, shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of such regular member so absent.

Member Requirements
The members of the Board of Adjustment shall be residents of the county. Two members shall be from the eastern portion of the County and two members shall be from the western portion of the County.

The fifth member shall alternate between east and west each term. One member from each portion must reside in an area zoned by the County.

Townships
See a Map of Burke County Townships (PDF).

EastWest
Icard TownshipJonas Ridge Township
Lovelady TownshipUpper Creek Township
Drexel TownshipLower Creek Township
Upper Fork TownshipLinville Township
Lower Fork TownshipSilver Creek Township
Smoky Creek TownshipMorganton Township

City of Morganton - Board of Adjustment

Two vacancies exists on Morganton's Board of Adjustment. Applicants must reside in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Morganton. Terms are for three years. For more information, please contact Phillip Lookadoo at the City of Morganton at 828-438-5260.

City of Morganton - Planning Board

Two vacancies exists on Morganton's Planning Board. Applicants must reside in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Morganton. Terms are for three years. For more information, please contact Phillip Lookadoo at the City of Morganton at 828-438-5260.

Voluntary Agriculture Board

One vacancy exists. The term is four years. Contact Lea Ann Branch at 828-439-9727, ext. 3 for more information.

Burke County Board of Adjustment & Planning Board

Applications are being accepted for the Burke Co. Board of Adjustment and Planning Board. Contact the Community Department at 828-764-9030 for more information.

Burke County Parks & Recreation Commission

Two vacancies exist for the George Hildebran and Glen Alpine districts. The term is for three years. Contact Treg McGee, Recreation Director, at 764-9092 for more information.

Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority - Transportation Advisory Board

Two vacancies exist for at-large seats. Unless otherwise noted, the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) Board Meetings are held at the Greenway Public Transportation offices located at:
1515 4th Street SW
Conover, NC 28613.

For more information or to fill out an application regarding the Transportation Advisory Board contact Camille Sterling at 828-465-7642.

Partners Behavioral Health Management

Advocates are needed for the Consumer and Family Advocacy Committee (CFAC) and the Human Rights Committee (HRC). For more information, contact Shirley Moore at 704-884-2646 for the CFAC and Kim Maquire at 704-884-2504 for the HRC.

Animal Advisory Board

One vacancy exists for an at-large seat for a non-pet owner. The term is for two years. Contact the Clerk at 764-9354 for more information.

Board of Health

One vacancy exists for an Ophthalmologist. The term is for three years. Contact Rebecca McLeod, Health Director, at 764-9160 for more information.

Regional E Development Corporation

One vacancy exists for a member of a financial institution. The term is for 3 years. Contact Lisa Helton, WPCOG, at 828-485-4281 for more information.

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