Before submitting an application to serve on a City board or commission, applicants are required to attend at least one meeting of the relative board/commission to ensure an understanding of its function, activities, and time requirements. In most cases, applicants must reside within the City limits.

How to Apply

To apply for an advertised position, fill out the online application or download the PDF application form. Vacancies are also advertised on the first Thursday of each month in the Falls Church News-Press. Applications are only accepted for advertised positions and are due to the City Clerk's Office no later than the last day of the month in which the position was advertised. Submit completed applications online, via email, in person, or by mail to: 
  • City Clerk's Office
  • 300 Park Ave.
  • Falls Church, VA 22046

Interview Process

The City Council Appointments Committee is responsible for reviewing all applications for boards and commissions, interviewing prospective candidates, and considering requests for reappointment. Interviews are conducted the second Wednesday of each month and usually last approximately 15 minutes each. Staff will contact the applicants about a week before the meeting to schedule interviews.

Following its review process, the Appointments Committee makes recommendations for appointments to the full Council, which then votes on nominations at a City Council Meeting.