Chatham seeks applicants for advisory boards

There are openings on the Agriculture Advisory, Equalization and Review, and Transportation Advisory Committee boards.


Chatham County has openings across several advisory committees and is seeking applications from county residents 18 or older who are interested in serving.

Applications can be filled out on the county's website at or contact Jenifer Johnson at 919-542-8200 to request a printed application.

The deadline to submit applications is Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

There are openings on the following boards, as described by the county:

Agriculture Advisory Board

Chatham County seeks applicants for four vacancies on the Agriculture Advisory Board. The advisory board needs two members from the Southeast quadrant, one member from the Southwest quadrant, and one member from the Northwest quadrant.

The board typically meets quarterly at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro and advises the County Board of Commissioners on agricultural issues and related land use issues.

It also reviews applications for farm properties to be designated as a Voluntary Agriculture District to make sure they meet state requirements.

The terms will expire: SE on June 30, 2027; SW and NW on June 30, 2026.

Board of Equalization and Review

This board hears and reviews property owners’ appeals of their property listings and valuations of real estate and personal property.

The board has an important, complex role. It is the first level of review after staff-level reviews. The board must apply state laws in a consistent, uniform, and non-discriminatory manner so that all property owners receive a fair and impartial hearing.

Applicant should have lived in Chatham County for at least two years prior to appointment, own real estate property in the county, and be knowledgeable about real estate matters.

The board has one alternate seat vacancy. The board meets as needed during the revaluation years.

Transportation Advisory Committee

Residents interested in transportation issues around Chatham County can learn about and help shape recommendations by serving on the county’s Transportation Advisory Committee.

The committee identifies and studies transportation issues and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. Members are appointed by the county commissioners.

The committee has three vacancies for Commissioner Districts 2, 3, and 4. The terms of the District 2 and District 3 seats end on June 30, 2025, and the District 4 seat ends June 30, 2024. All appointees are eligible for reappointment for a full three-year term.

This advisory committee will meet only as needed to accomplish the purposes that include providing input into the development of the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan every five to 10 years as the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) requests; providing input into NCDOT’s transportation project prioritization process within the county; major transportation projects or related issues of concern as assigned by the Board of Commissioners, Planning Department, or TAC Chairs.