Boards & Commissions

Authorities, Boards, Commissions & Committees

The Colonial Heights City Council is seeking to fill existing vacancies on city boards, commissions, and committees with qualified city residents who have expressed a desire to serve the community in a special way. An appointment to a city body is to be taken seriously by applicants as the work to be accomplished will help determine the future directions of our community.

Applying for an Appointment

Download an Application for Board, Commission, or Committee and fax to (804) 524-8734 or mail to:
Clerk of Council - City of Colonial Heights
P.O. Box 3401
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Applicant Information Available to Press & Public

As an applicant for a city board, commission, or committee, your name, address, and telephone number will be available to the press and the public. No person is required to supply any of the information requested in the application in order to be considered, but all such information supplied by the applicant shall be available to the general public for a period of one year, after which it shall be purged from city records. Corrections or additions may be made, as provided by law, by contacting the City Clerk's Office.


Incumbents whose terms expire are automatically considered for reappointment unless they indicate non-interest.

List of Boards, Commissions, Committees

The following are authorities, boards, commissions, and committees appointed by City Council:
Name Term Length Purpose
Advisory Board to City Council Two-year term To Investigate, study, consider, evaluate and report to Council its suggestions and recommendations on all matters referred by Council.
Advisory Board to Recreation and Parks Three-year term To make recommendations on recreation and park-related concerns and issues.
Appomattox River Water Authority Four-year term To oversee the operation of Lake Chesdin, the City’s water supply source. In addition to Colonial Heights, its other members are Chesterfield, Petersburg, Dinwiddie and Prince George.
Architectural Review Board (3) serving Four-year terms
(2) serving Three-year terms
(2) serving Two-year terms
To issue certificate of appropriateness for the erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, moving, raising or demolition of the exterior of any landmark, building or structure or part thereof, within a Historic District.
Board of Zoning Appeals Four-year term Responsible for hearing appeals from individuals who are requesting exceptions or variations from City Ordinances in regard to land use and building requirements or from individuals who are questioning the appropriateness of orders made by City Officials.
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Four-year term To implement solid waste management and recycling programs for thirteen local governments.
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Board of Social Services Four-year term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms Policy-making body for the Department of Social Services.
Citizen Advisory Committee of the Central Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan Indefinite term To monitor the planning and development process of the Authority - primarily a focus group for public information.
City Wetlands Board Five-year term To preserve and prevent the despoliation and destruction of wetlands within its jurisdiction while accommodating necessary economic development in a manner consistent with wetlands preservation.
Community Criminal Justice Board Two year-term The CCJB proactively addresses criminal justice issues in the communities of Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights.
Crater District Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors One-year term To insure that the interests of the citizens are represented in the development of policies and programs of the Agency.
Crater Planning District Commission 2 (1 Councilman and 1 member of City Staff; coterminous) To identify needs and potential solutions for a variety of public policy and infrastructure projects in the community, including transportation initiatives.
District 19 Community Services Board Three-year term A multi-jurisdictional, community-based organization whose mission is to improve the quality and productivity of the lives of individuals who experience or are at risk of experiencing mental disabilities and or substance abuse.
Economic Development Authority Four-year term To promote industry and develop trade by inducing assets instrumental to business recruiting and growth.
Fire Prevention Board of Appeals (2) serving Three-year terms
(3) serving Two-year terms
To determine the suitability of alternate materials and type of construction and to provide for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Fire Code.
Friends of the Appomattox River Indefinite term To protect the river and promote its scenic natural beauty and historical and cultural attributes.
Historical Commission Three-year term To advise and assist the Council and administration in the planning, conduct or lawful regulation of festivals or similar events open to the public and held on property designated pursuant to Chapter 286, Zoning, Article XX, Historic Districts, of the City Code, or events open to the public and held to commemorate holidays or historic occurrences of national, state or local significance. To encourage community agencies and organizations in establishing and modifying programs and services related to historic preservation and education. To encourage and provide a public forum for greater awareness of the historic heritage of the City and of the public and private benefits of and available resources for historic preservation.
John Tyler Community College Board of Trustees Four-year term and cannot serve more than 2 consecutive terms To serve as an advisory group to the College's administration.
Natural Hazards Mitigation Advisory Committee Indefinite term To study the Crater Region’s risks from and vulnerabilities to natural hazards and to make recommendations on mitigating the effects of such hazards on the Crater Region.
Personnel Board Three-year term To constitute the final authority to rule upon grievances filed by employees under the grievance procedure.
Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Indefinite term To develop and implement a regional tourism marketing initiative that will result in increased tourism visitation and spending.
Planning Commission Four-year term Advises City Council on zoning cases, amendments to the zoning and subdivision ordinance and comprehensive planning.
Regional Building Code Appeals Board Four-year term To review and decide the outcome of disagreements between citizens and the Building Official.
Riverside Regional Jail Authority Four-year term To oversee the regional jail facility which serves the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Prince George and Surry and the Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg.
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Two-year term To evaluate the resources, services and programs designed to serve the City’s senior citizens.
South Central Wastewater Authority Four-year term Oversees the operation of the Petersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Transportation Safety Commission Four-year term Advises the City Manager and City Council on transportation safety matters.
Virginia's Gateway Region One-year term To assist the Counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie and Chesterfield, and the Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg in their efforts to provide balanced industrialization to its members.
Youth Services Commission Three-year term Acts as a forum to ascertain the needs of the youth of the City; to inform young people, parents, and those working with youth of existing services and programs available to them; and to act as an overall advocate for City youth.