About Boards, Committees and Commissions

The City of Manassas has more than 200 citizens serving on approximately 30 boards, committees, and commissions. These boards provide a wide variety of valuable technical, advisory, administrative, and judicial services to the city and its residents. Included are multi-jurisdictional boards and authorities that provide specific administrative direction to service providers in the Northern Virginia area covering diverse topics. Serving on a board, committee, or commission is a rewarding experience and an excellent way to make a personal contribution to the city's growth.

The Appointment Process


Appointments to boards, committees, and commissions are made monthly by the Manassas City Council at a Regular Council Meeting following the monthly meeting of the Council Personnel Committee.

Length of service on the boards, committees, and commissions varies from two to five years, depending on the specific board, committee, or commission. Terms generally end on June 30th with some exceptions.
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To be appointed to a board, committee, or commission in the City of Manassas, an individual must:
  • Be a city resident (unless stated otherwise in the by-laws of a particular board, committee, or commission)
  • Submit an application and resume to the clerk's office
  • Not be delinquent in any taxes, fees, or fines due the city
Once an application is received in the Clerk's office, the applicant's request is acknowledged and, if necessary, he/she is notified of an interview date with the Council Personnel Committee.  This meeting is held monthly, the 3rd Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor's office. At that time, applicants are briefly interviewed by the Council Personnel Committee.  Appointments are approved by the City Council at the next Regular Council Meeting following the Personnel Committee meeting.

If an application is received for a board, committee, or commission that does not have a vacancy, it is retained for one year. When an opening does occur, the applicant is contacted and, if still interested, an interview is scheduled with the Council Personnel Committee at a future meeting.