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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

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Bristol Authorities & Commissions
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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

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List of Current Boards, Committees & Commissions

(Highlighted areas indicate open positions)

Type
Function
Term
Appalachian Juvenile Commission
Oversight board for the Highlands Juvenile Detention Center
4 years
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 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
Economic Development Committee
Dedicated to continuing the economic growth of the 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.
 

TBD
Transportation Citizens Participation Commission Deals with regional transportation safety matters  
Indefinite
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