Appointed Boards & Committees


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:

 ABC Board

Lake Structure Appeals Board

Board of Adjustment

Parks & Recreation Board

Lake Advisory Board

Utility Advisory Board

Zoning & Planning Board


To apply to serve on one of these boards, you may email your Volunteer Application to, drop your application off at the Town of Lake Lure Office at 2984 Memorial Highway, or mail it to P.O. Box 255, Lake Lure, NC 28746, Attention: Town Clerk.

*Note: The Marine Commission is made up of the Mayor and Town Council.