Applicants Needed for Several Advisory Boards

The Town of Wake Forest has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to apply to serve on the Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB), Human Relations Council (HRC), Urban Forestry Board (UFB) and Senior Center Advisory Board. Residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) now have until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to submit a completed application.

The town made the decision to extend the deadline after failing to receive a sufficient number of applications for the upcoming vacancies.

Applications are available on the town’s website at and in the town clerk’s office at town hall.

Applications may be completed and submitted online. Completed applications may also be mailed or delivered to the Wake Forest Town Hall, Attention: Town Clerk, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587, or faxed to 919-435-9419 but must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Candidates will be expected to attend an upcoming meeting of the advisory board to which they applied in order to introduce themselves to the board’s current members and explain why they wish to serve. To view each advisory board’s interview schedule, visit and click on “2015 Advisory Board Interview Schedule.”

Following the interviews, each advisory board will review its slate of candidates before submitting their recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The board will announce the advisory board appointments during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. New terms will commence in January 2016.

Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled, and advise the board on a variety of topics relating to the Wake Forest community. 

The town’s advisory boards were established to give citizens input into what happens in the community and to advise the board of commissioners on matters that affect citizens and their town government. For more information, contact Town Clerk Deeda Harris at 919-435-9410 or

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