Volunteers who live in the City of Falls Church are needed to serve on the boards and commissions listed below. Contact the City Clerk's Office at 703-248-5014 (TTY 711) or email for more information, or fill out an application form. This list includes vacancies and upcoming expiring terms. Requests for reappointment must be made through the City Clerk. Applications are being accepted until the end of the month. Vacancies advertised for more than one month may be filled during each subsequent month before month's end.

Vacancies - Updated July 5, 2017

  • Architectural Advisory Board (alternate)
  • Board of Building Code and Fire Prevention Code Appeals  
  • Board of Equalization   
  • Historical Commission
  • Housing Commission
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Recreation and Parks Advisory Board

Regional Boards / Commissions:

  • Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
  • Long Term Care Coordinating Council
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

Spotlight on the Housing Commission

The Housing Commission maintains awareness of housing needs and opportunities; proposes housing policy initiatives and changes; investigates and conciliates fair housing complaints; mediates conflicts relating to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; offers reconciliatory services in conflicts relating to other housing laws. The Housing Commission may study housing practices; the availability of affordable housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, low incomes, or those with special needs; and the availability of rental housing. It encourages voluntary compliance with fair housing laws and improved landlord-tenant relations through education and outreach. The Commission advises the City Council on the use of Federal Housing and Community Development Funds among other things.

Members are Especially Needed on the Board of Equalization 

The Board of Equalization (BOE) is an independent body appointed by the Circuit Court and charged with determining whether the Office of Real Estate Assessment has equalized the assessments among property owners. Upon its review, the BOE has the power to increase, decrease, or keep the same assessment. BOE members undergo state mandated training prior to voting in meetings. Members can expect to attend an organizational meeting each year to elect a Chair and Secretary and select meeting dates for hearings. The number of meetings is dependent on the number of appeals received. Meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm and can run up to 3 hours.  Professional members of the accounting, legal, and real estate community are encouraged to apply – the board requires three members from these fields.