Bristol Authorities & Commissions

Volunteering to Serve

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a completed Appointment Application to:
City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

City Residency is Required to Represent the City of Bristol, Virginia on Boards, Commissions, & Committees

Openings for July 1, 2018:

Bristol Public Library
Highlands Community Services Board
Social Services Board
Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Transportation Safety Committee
Board of Zoning Appeals
Virginia Highlands Community College Board

Additionally, there are seats on the Planning Commission and the Industrial Development Authority with members who are eligible for reappointment; however, applications will be considered from interested citizens as well. 

For More Information

For more information or assistance, please contact the City of Bristol at (276) 645-7300.

List of Current Boards, Commissions & Committees

Type  Function
Bristol Public Library Foundation Board

Bristol Public Library Board
 Oversight board for the Bristol Public Library
3 years
Bristol Virginia Planning Commission
Works with the Community Development and Planning Department regarding issues such as rezoning, special uses, and subdivisions
3 years
Bristol Virginia Utilities Board
Board of Directors for Bristol Virginia Utilities
4 years
Bristol Visitors and Conventions Bureau
Tourism through the Chamber of Commerce
4 years
Bristol Youth Services Advisory Board
Oversees the community needs assessment for Bristol Youth Services including grants and programs and they are a sounding board for the youth in our city
3 years
Highlands Community Policy and Management Team
Deals with social service issues
2 years alternating between the City of Bristol and Washington County, Virginia
Highlands Community Services Board
Board of Directors for the Highlands Community Services Board
3 years
Industrial Development Authority
Handles the transfer of land and funds for industrial development
4 years
Mount Rogers Planning District Commission
Promotes regional cooperation and planning in Southwest Virginia
4 years
New River Mt. Rogers Workforce Investment Board
Deal with, and advise on, regional workforce training and financing sources
3 years
Ninth District Development Financing, Inc.
Oversees a revolving loan fund that was established by Congressman Rick Boucher for use in the Ninth Congressional District
2 years
People Inc. Board of Directors
Oversight board for the social programs agency
5 years
Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Oversight board for public housing
4 years
Social Services Board
Advisory Board for Social Services
4 years
Southwest Virginia Health Authority
The Authority and its members shall receive and review applications for approval of proposed cooperative agreements submitted by two or more hospitals pursuant to § 15.2-5384.1, and provide recommendations to the Commissioner of Health regarding the approval of such applications.

Representatives selected shall serve initial terms as determined by the board of directors.The Southwest Virginia Health Authority (SVHA) has a mission given by the Virginia General Assembly to improve quality of life in the region by enhancing, fostering and creating opportunities that advance health status and provide health-related economic benefits for people of all ages. Its stated vision is to achieve continuous improvement in the health and prosperity of the region.
Transportation Citizens Participation Commission
Deals with regional transportation safety matters  
Transportation Safety Commission
Deals with local transportation safety matters
4 years
Tri-Cities Airport Commission
Tri-Cities Airport oversight board 
4 years
Virginia Highlands Community College Board
Advisory board for the college 
4 years
Virginia's @Corridor
 Regional economic development matters
3 years