Bristol Authorities & Commissions

Volunteering to Serve

Current vacancies:
Transportation Safety Commission (1)
Board of Zoning Appeals (1)

If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a completed Board and Commission Application to:
City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Or email your application to Tenille Montgomery, City Clerk, at

Board of Zoning Appeals appointments are made by the Circuit Court Clerk.

City Residency is Required to Represent the City of Bristol, Virginia on Boards, Commissions, & Committees

List of Current Boards, Commissions & Committees

Type  Function
Bristol Public Library Foundation Board

Bristol Public Library Board
 Oversight board for the Bristol Public Library
3 years
Bristol Virginia Planning Commission
Works with the Community Development and Planning Department regarding issues such as rezoning, special uses, and subdivisions. Appointees must complete a state-required financial disclosure form. 
4 years beginning July 1, 2019
Bristol Virginia Utilities Board
Board of Directors for Bristol Virginia Utilities
4 years
Bristol Visitors and Conventions Bureau- Discover Bristol
Tourism through the Chamber of Commerce
4 years
Highlands Community Policy and Management Team
Deals with social service issues
2 years alternating between the City of Bristol and Washington County, Virginia
Highlands Community Services Board
Board of Directors for the Highlands Community Services Board
3 years
Industrial Development Authority
Handles the transfer of land and funds for industrial development. Appointees must complete a state-required financial disclosure form and annual ethics training.
4 years
Mount Rogers Planning District Commission
Promotes regional cooperation and planning in Southwest Virginia
4 years
New River Mt. Rogers Workforce Investment Board
Deal with, and advise on, regional workforce training and financing sources
3 years
Ninth District Development Financing, Inc.
Oversees a revolving loan fund that was established by Congressman Rick Boucher for use in the Ninth Congressional District
2 years
People Inc. Board of Directors
Oversight board for the social programs agency
5 years
Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Oversight board for public housing
4 years
Social Services Board
Advisory Board for Social Services
4 years
Southwest Virginia Health Authority
The Authority and its members shall receive and review applications for approval of proposed cooperative agreements submitted by two or more hospitals pursuant to § 15.2-5384.1, and provide recommendations to the Commissioner of Health regarding the approval of such applications.

Representatives selected shall serve initial terms as determined by the board of directors.The Southwest Virginia Health Authority (SVHA) has a mission given by the Virginia General Assembly to improve quality of life in the region by enhancing, fostering and creating opportunities that advance health status and provide health-related economic benefits for people of all ages. Its stated vision is to achieve continuous improvement in the health and prosperity of the region.
Transportation Safety Commission
Deals with local transportation safety matters
4 years
Tri-Cities Airport Commission
Tri-Cities Airport oversight board 
4 years
Virginia Highlands Community College Board
Advisory board for the college 
4 years