Why are all of these boards so important?
The town encourages residents of all ages and from all backgrounds to apply
for appointment to the various town boards and committees.
The role of citizens as advisory board or committee members is important to the town as they provide a vital link between the community and its local government.
Local government is dependent upon its citizens to volunteer their services on these bodies.
Service on these boards and committees fosters direct and meaningful citizen participation in local government affairs.
This is particularly important in small communities like ours with small budgets and limited staff. We rely heavily on volunteers here in Lake Lure.
Probably the most obvious is our reliance on the three volunteer fire
departments, Fairfield, Chimney Rock, and Bill's Creek that serve the town.
There are often openings for volunteer firefighters. Learn more here.
There are also several boards that assist and advise the council or act on appeals based on the town's regulations.
These boards are:
*Note: The Marine Commission is made up of the Mayor and Town Council.