Boards and Commissions 2018-10-01T11:46:07+00:00

Boards and Commissions

List of Boards and Commissions Vacancies

  • Recreation & Parks Commission (Student)
  • Historic District Commission

Commission on Community Relations and Development

Eleven Members | Three-year Term of Office

Membership

The Commission on Community Relations and Development shall consist of eleven (11) members who shall be citizens and residents of the City of Goldsboro or the one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction. Where possible, appointments shall be made in a manner as to maintain on the Commission at all times at least one third of members be low-to-moderate-income persons.  The goal is that these eleven (11) members for which at least one third of membership are low-to-moderate income persons will represent the diverse social, economic, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious affiliations, and racial and ethnic composition of the City.

Meetings

The Commission shall hold regular meetings monthly on the second Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Anteroom of the Historic City Hall Building, 214 N. Center Street, Goldsboro, NC, 27530.

 

Establishment and Purpose

The Commission shall act as an advisory body to the Director and City Council to enhance community harmony and promote awareness of Goldsboro’s growing multiculturalism by facilitating community dialogue and meetings, and coordinating resident and organizational coalitions to address community issues and concerns.  The Commission on Community Relations and Development will also serve as a citizen input mechanism for the community and in an advisory capacity to the City for community development administered programs funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) grant funds.

 

For additional information concerning this Commission, please contact the Community Relations Department at 580-4359.

Historic District Commission

Seven Members and Two Alternates  |  Three-year Term of Office

Membership
All seven members are appointed by the Goldsboro City Council. All members of the Historic District Commission shall be residents of the City of Goldsboro or its one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction. Members shall be qualified by special interest, knowledge or training in such fields as history or architecture.

Meetings
The Historic District Commission convenes the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p. m. in the Large Conference Room, located on the second floor of City Hall Addition, at 200 North Center Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Historic District Commission was created by the City Council (then Board of Aldermen) on May 18, 1981. The function of the Commission is to recommend to the City Council districts or areas to be designated by ordinances as historic districts, conduct education programs on historic district, conduct meetings or hearings to rule upon the appropriateness of the construction, alteration, moving or demolition of any structure or appurtenance feature within the Historic District.

For additional information regarding the Goldsboro Historic District Commission, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at (919) 580-4333.

Housing Authority

(Semi-Autonomous)
Seven Members  |  Five-year Term of Office

Membership
All appointments are made by the Mayor of the City of Goldsboro. Membership on the Goldsboro Housing Authority is open to any resident of the City of Goldsboro or Wayne County.

Meetings
The Goldsboro Housing Authority meets the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon in the Conference Room which is located at 700 North Jefferson Avenue (at the corner of Jefferson and Holly).

Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Housing Authority is a public body and a body corporate and politic established in 1950 by the then Board of Aldermen. This agency operates under the provision of State and Federal Housing Laws. The purpose of the Housing Authority is to provide safe, decent, sanitary and convenient housing for persons who cannot afford regular market rental prices.

For additional information regarding the Goldsboro Housing Authority, please contact the Executive Director at (919) 735-5650 or (919) 735-4226 ext 113.

Local Firefighters' Relief Fund Board of Trustees

Membership
Two members are elected by the rank and file of the Goldsboro Fire Department, two are appointed by the Goldsboro City Council, and the remaining member is named by the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of North Carolina. Membership upon the Local Firefighters’ Relief Board of Trustees as it relates to appointments made by the Goldsboro City Council is limited to citizens and residents of Wayne County.

Meetings
Two members are elected by the rank and file of the Goldsboro Fire Department, two are appointed by the Goldsboro City Council, and the remaining member is named by the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of North Carolina. Membership upon the Local Firefighters’ Relief Board of Trustees as it relates to appointments made by the Goldsboro City Council is limited to citizens and residents of Wayne County.

The Board of Trustees of the Local Firefighters’ Relief Fund Board of Trustees convenes at least on a semi-annual basis or as the need arises. All meetings are called by the Secretary of the Board and are held in the Fire-Police complex located at 204 South Center Street. The date and time of meetings vary according to the nature and urgency of the problem to be considered.

Establishment and Purpose
The Local Firefighters’ Relief Fund Board of Trustees was established to provide compensation and financial assistance to firefighters having accidents or sustaining injuries while serving in the line of duty. The Fund also aids and provides support to families whose head of household may have perished while performing firefighting duties. The Local Firefighters’ Relief Fund operates and is administered under North Carolina State Law and is financed solely by a percentage of insurance premiums collected within the local municipality.

For additional information regarding the Local Firefighters’ Relief Fund Board of Trustees, please contact the Fire Chief at (919) 580-4263.

Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Thirty Members  |  Three-year Term of Office

Membership
Members of the committee shall be recommended by local government, private/community organizations, by other committee members, or by personal request. It shall be composed of up to 30 members who shall be appointed by the City Council to serve for a term of four years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancy shall be filled by the City Council for all unexpired terms.

Meetings
The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities convenes on the third Thursday at 12:00 noon, in the Anteroom on the second floor of Historic City Hall, 214 North Center Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is responsible for planning, conducting, and publicizing activities designed to promote employment and well being of people with disabilities. To cooperate with community agencies and organizations in securing employment acceptance of people with disabilities; to stimulate community interest in furthering employment of people with disabilities by securing active cooperation and support from employers, employees, community groups, and the general public. Conducting specific activities of the Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities, the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and promoting special events such as the Annual National Employ the Handicapped Week and Disability Awareness Week. Promoting the establishment and improvement of rehabilitation and recreational facilities and programs; identifying barriers that hinder the mobility of the disabled; to support and promote appropriate legislation advocating issues of interest for people with disabilities; and to advise the City Council about the goals, recommendations, and activities of the committee.

For additional information regarding the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, please contact the Community Affairs Office at (919) 580-4359.

Municipal Golf Course Committee

Seven Members  |  Three-year Term of Office

Membership
Members of the committee shall be appointed by City Council to serve a term of three years or until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancy shall be filled by the City Council or all unexpired terms. To be eligible for membership, an individual must be a citizen of Goldsboro, within the one-mile jurisdiction of the City or outside the City and the one-mile but within Wayne County.

Meetings
The Committee shall hold monthly meetings on a date determined to be agreeable by the board. Meetings are held at 11:00 a.m. in the clubhouse of the Golf Course located at 1501-B South Slocumb Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The principle objective of the committee would be to improve and enhance the quality of customer service and overall appearance of the golf course as well as to review club house operations and maintenance and upkeep of the golf course.

For additional information regarding the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Committee, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (919) 739-7480.

Planning Commission / Board of Adjustment

Seven Members  |  Three-Year Term of Office. Appointments made by the Goldsboro City Council are limited to citizens who reside within the Goldsboro City limits. Appointees selected by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners must reside beyond the City limits but within the one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Meetings
The Goldsboro Planning Commission convenes the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p. m., in joint session with the Goldsboro City Council in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall located at 214 North Center Street. The Planning Commission / Board of Adjustment also meets the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p. m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall located at 214 North Center Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Planning Commission was created by the City Council (then Board of Aldermen) in October, 1925. Generally, the function of the Planning Commission is to study the resources, possibilities and needs of the City, prepare plans and maps for systematic future development to improve the quality of life and propose changes to plans within the City where necessary and advisable. This includes staff proposals for area and City-wide development patterns, petitions for changes in zoning, street closings, subdivisions, Special Use Permits, and similar items as required within the Goldsboro Zoning Code. The Planning Commission may also develop land use policy and make recommendations designed to make the City of Goldsboro a better place in which to live and work.

In 2010, the City Council provided for the Planning Commission to also serve as the Board of Adjustment. The Goldsboro Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial body, is vested with the authority to hear and decide appeals concerning any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Inspector. In certain cases, the Board of Adjustment may also grant permits and appropriate conditions and safeguards for Special Uses as authorized by the City Zoning Code.

For additional information regarding the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, please contact the Planning and Community Development DepartmentFor additional information regarding the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at (919) 580-4333.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Eleven Members  |  Three-year Term of Office. Membership on the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is limited to residents who reside within the City limits of Goldsboro.

Meetings
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission convenes on the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the Conference Room of the Herman Park Center, 901 East Ash Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Commission was created as an independent agency in 1954. In 1973, this organization was restricted to an advisory body and the parks and recreation functions became a full operating department of the City of Goldsboro. As such, the Commission was placed under the direct control of the City Council and the general supervision of the City Manager. The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission may recommend or propose any matter relating to recreation policies, programs, operational procedures, park development, facility planning, park maintenance, budget preparation, additional personnel, acquisition and disposition of lands and properties related to recreational programs. The Commission may also address any other topic which the Parks and Recreation Director may request for review and consideration.

For additional information regarding the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (919) 739-7480.

Goldsboro Tourism Council

Six Members and Three Ex-Officio Members  |  Three-year Term of Office

Membership
All members of the Goldsboro Tourism Council shall be appointed by the Goldsboro City Council. Three of these members shall represent the hotel/motel owners or operators, and three members shall be citizens at large who reside within the City of Goldsboro. The Mayor of the City of Goldsboro, the President of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the City Manager of the City of Goldsboro shall serve as Ex-Officio members.

Meetings
The Goldsboro Tourism Council meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Board Room of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce which is located at 308 North William Street.

Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Tourism Council was established and created by the Goldsboro City Council on December 15, 1997 in order to promote the visitor industry of Goldsboro and Wayne County. The Goldsboro Tourism Council (GTC) works with area hotels, motels, attractions and other visitor related organizations to create and implement programs to increase business travel, leisure travel, military-related travel and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travel in Goldsboro, thus increasing the economic impact of visitors to the area.

For additional information regarding the Goldsboro Tourism Council, please contact the Travel and Tourism office at (919) 734-2213.

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