By: Sutton StokesDecember 1, 2022

Board and Commission Openings

Update as of December 15: Applications are still being accepted for the three open seats on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Apply today! (See instructions at the bottom of this post.)


Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, December 7 from persons interested in filling vacancies on several area boards and commissions. Many important city policies and projects are designed and managed not by the mayor and council but by the city’s boards and commissions. Citizen volunteers who serve on these bodies play a vital role in city governance. Maybe you’d like to get involved!

The following boards and commissions have vacancies:

Randolph County Board of Health

This board oversees the Elkins-Randolph County Health Department. There is one vacancy; applicants must be city residents. This board meets bi-monthly.

Board of Zoning Appeals

This board hears appeals to zoning decisions, such as when the city’s zoning officer denies a certain use in a certain location. There are three vacancies; applicants must have resided in Elkins for at least three years. This board meets rarely, for periodic administrative work and as needed in response to an appeal.

Board of IPMC Appeals

This board hears appeals to citations issued for violations of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). There is one vacancy; applicants must be residents of Randolph County but do not need to live in Elkins. Experience in property maintenance or a related field is required (please get in touch to discuss if you are not sure). This board meets rarely, for periodic administrative work and as needed in response to an appeal.

Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission

This commission provides education about, advocacy for, and preservation of Elkins historic properties and landmarks. There is one vacancy; applicants must be residents of Randolph County but do not need to live in Elkins. This commission meets monthly.

More Information

For more information about these openings, please contact the Office of the City Clerk.

Download an application by clicking here. Applications are due December 7.

For more information about City of Elkins board and commission openings, click here.


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