Volunteers who live in the City of Falls Church are needed to serve on the boards and commissions listed below. Contact the City Clerk's Office at 703-248-5014 (TTY 711) or email for more information, or fill out an application form. Requests for re-appointments must also be made through the City Clerk. Applications are being accepted until the end of the month. Vacancies that have been advertised for more than one month may be filled during each subsequent month before month's end.

Vacancies - Updated October 3, 2016

  • Board of Equalization
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • City Employee Review Board 
  • Economic Development Authority
  • Environmental Sustainability Council 
  • Historic Architectural Review Board
  • Historical Commission
  • Housing Commission 
  • Planning Commission
  • Towing Advisory Board

Regional Boards / Commissions:

  • Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
  • Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia
  • Long Term Care Coordinating Council
  • Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Commission

Members are Especially Needed on the Board of Equalization and the Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Equalization (BOE) is an independent body appointed by the Circuit Court and charged with determining whether the Office of Real Estate Assessment has equalized the assessments among property owners. Upon its review, the BOE has the power to increase, decrease, or keep the same assessment. BOE members undergo state mandated training prior to voting in meetings. Members can expect to attend an organizational meeting each year to elect a Chair and Secretary and select meeting dates for hearings. The number of meetings is dependent on the number of appeals received. Meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm and can run up to 3 hours.  Professional members of the accounting, legal, and real estate community are encouraged to apply – the board requires three members from these fields.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and decides appeals with alleged errors in order, requirement, decision, or determination in the administration of the zoning ordinance; grants zoning variances and has the power to grant special use permits for the use of land or construction of buildings in districts where they are prohibited.