The City of Alexandria has a strong commitment to citizen participation as evidenced by the number of citizen boards and commissions established by City Council. These bodies compose a formal system through which citizens can advise City Council on all major issues affecting the City.
Boards and Commissions are responsible to City Council and appointments are made by Council at their regular legislative meetings. Position vacancies are advertised in the local newspapers and through civic associations. Applicants for commission vacancies may obtain application forms and further information by calling the Office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council at 703 746-4550.