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The Lexington City Council is supported by the help of various Boards and Commissions at both the City, County and regional level. These groups specialize in specific areas of interest to the City and are very important to ensuring a strong future for Lexington. Tasks may include reviewing policies, advising the City Council, promoting the City and more. Feel free to download the Volunteer First Brochure for information on serving on one of many City of Lexington Boards and Commissions. 

What Are The Requirements?

  • An attached Application for Appointment to a Board or Commission is available to download or a hard copy is available in the City Clerk's office.
  • Citizens may apply for no more than three boards. If you apply for more than one, please indicate your order of preference. 
  • Appointments are made by the Mayor and City Council generally in December of each year.
  • Members may only serve on one advisory board or commission at a time.
  • Members of advisory boards and commissions generally serve without compensation unless otherwise provided. 
  • Members must reside inside the city limits with the exception of the Lake Thom-A-Lex Recreation Authority, Lexington Utilities Commission, Lexington Housing Authority and the Lexington Tourism Authority, which permit some members to reside outside the city limits due to special qualifications.
  • Members may serve on the same board for no more than two consecutive terms, without an intervening period of three years.

Boards and Commissions established by the City of Lexington and the purpose each serve:  

Lake Thom-A-Lex Recreation Authority – enforces rules, ordinances and regulations adopted by the Cities of Lexington and Thomasville in conjunction with Davidson County for operation of a jointly owned waterworks reservoir system at Lake Thom-A-Lex, located at 700 Yokley Road, Lexington. The Authority consists of one elected official from the Cities of Lexington and Thomasville and Davidson County.  In addition, the elected bodies appoint one citizen who resides in Davidson County.  Members of this authority also constitute the Water Quality Advisory Committee.
Seats: 6 (2 representatives from each entity)
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings:  1st Wednesday of the following months: February, May, August and November, 6:00 p.m. alternating locations for each meeting.  For more information, call 336-248-3930.

Lexington Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board – authorizes under state law the operation of liquor control stores and the sale of spirits within the City
Seats: 3
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m., ABC Store Boardroom, 419 North Main Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-249-2528.

Lexington Appearance Commission – develops projects that enhance Lexington’s appearance and make it more attractive to residents, tourists and visitors
Seats: 9
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month, 4:00 p.m., City Hall, 28 West Center Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-248-3900.

Lexington City Government Youth Council (LCGYC) – develops leadership and volunteerism in Lexington Senior High School students that benefit and serve the community, while exposing the LCGYC to the inner workings of City government and serving as a youth focus group on major City projects
Seats: 9
Terms: 1 years 
Regular Meetings: For more information, call 336-248-3910.

Lexington Housing Authority – operates three public housing neighborhoods and administers subsidized-rent programs to provide decent, affordable housing for citizens with low incomes
Seats: 5
Terms: 5 years
Regular Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m., Lexington Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 1 Jamaica Drive, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-249-8936.

Lexington Human Relations Commission – promotes equality of opportunity in the economic, educational and cultural life of the community for all citizens without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, age or handicap and works to eliminate discrimination in any of these areas.
Seats: 9
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:45 p.m., Human Resources Building, 711 Talbert Boulevard, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-248-3955.

Lexington Planning Board and Board of Adjustment – makes recommendations on all matters related to the physical development of the City and protects the City's historic resources while the Board of Adjustment hears appeals and variances to land use regulations.  Of the nine Board members, three must have demonstrated special interest and have experience and/or education in history, architecture, archaeology or related fields. Members attend training each year in historic preservation practice and principles.
Seats: 9
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m., City Hall, 28 West Center Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-248-3900.

Lexington Recreation and Parks Advisory Board – reviews policies and programs providing a comprehensive year round program of recreational activities in conjunction with outstanding parks, playgrounds and facilities.
Seats: 9
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Robbins Recreation Center, 512 South Hargrave Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-248-3960.

Lexington Tourism Authority – promotes attractions and accommodations to enhance travel and tourism within the City of Lexington.
Seats: 8
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of alternating months, 4:00 p.m., City Hall, 28 West Center Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-236-4218.

Lexington Utilities Commission – Acts as an advisory body to the City Council on policies and operations of the City’s electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities.
Seats: 5
Terms: 3 years
Regular Meetings: Quarterly, 1st Monday of February, May, August, and November, 4:00 p.m., City Hall, 28 West Center Street, Lexington, NC. For more information, call 336-248-3910.

Other County, Regional or Special Boards and Commissions – The City Council, from time to time, has limited appointments it makes to some county, regional or other special boards and commissions.  For more information call 336-248-3910.

Interested in serving on a Board or Commission?
Lexington is always looking for dedicated citizens to help the City move forward! To apply to serve on a board or commission, complete and sign the Application for Appointment to a Board or Commission and mail or deliver it to the City Clerk’s Office at 28 West Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292. If you prefer, you may email the application directly to the City Clerk's Office.

Current City-Appointed Boards and Commissions Members - A membership list of the current City-Appointed Boards and Commissions can be viewed at the following link - Boards & Commissions 2020

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