Still time to apply to serve on Town’s advisory boardsStill time to apply to serve on Town’s advisory boards

Town of Wake Forest News

You can make a difference in our community by applying for one of the upcoming vacancies on the Town’s advisory boards. The boards were established to give residents input into what happens in the community and to advise the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on matters that affect citizens and their town government.

Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 31, for appointments to the following Town advisory boards and commissions:

  • Board of Adjustment

  • Cemetery

  • Cultural Resources

  • Design Review

  • Greenway

  • Historic Preservation

  • Human Relations

  • Planning

  • Public Art

  • Recreation

  • Senior Center

  • Technology

  • Urban Forestry

Please note: Current advisory board members are not required to re-apply. Instead, they should notify Executive Assistant Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or

Only residents who live in Wake Forest or within its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are eligible to fill seats on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Candidates for the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) must reside in the Historic District, in Wake Forest, or within its ETJ. Professionals with historic preservation expertise are especially encouraged to apply for the HPC.

The online application is available on the Town’s website at Anyone without access to a computer is invited to complete the application by using a computer kiosk in the lobby of Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Hard copies are available upon request by contacting Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or  

The BOC recently adopted a new process for selecting advisory board members. Effective immediately, prospective candidates will be invited to attend the BOC work session on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. to introduce themselves and explain why they wish to serve. The BOC will announce the advisory board appointments during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. New terms will commence in January 2019.

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. 

For more information, contact Cathi Pope at 919-435-9467 or

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