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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 23

Newport News Needs Citizens for Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Posted on March 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM by Communications Department

The City of Newport News has over 350 citizens who serve on nearly 45 boards, commissions, and committees. Those boards provide a wide variety of valuable technical, advisory, administrative, and judicial services to the city and its residents. Also included are regional boards and authorities which provide specific administrative direction to service providers on the Peninsula and in Hampton Roads in fields ranging from mental health and medical care, boardroom_SCto transportation, education, and recreation. There are currently a number of vacancies and the city is asking citizens to apply!

Appointments to the various boards, commissions and committees are made by the Newport News City Council on a quarterly basis. To be appointed to a board, commission or committee in Newport News, you must be a resident of Newport News, complete a Board Bank application online and submit to a background check. Applications are reviewed by Council, who then selects the appointee. The length of term for committee appointees varies from one to five years.

Following appointment to a board, commission, or committee, the individual is notified in writing of the appointment, along with the length of term, expiration date, and instructions to take an oath of office, if necessary. For more information or to find a complete list of available vacancies, contact the City Clerk's office at 757-926-8634 or visit the Boards, Commissions & Committees website.