Essex County Virginia

Apply to Serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority

Represent Essex County on an Appointed Board, Commission, or Authority


Essex County accepts applications to serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority at any time. 

The Boards, Commissions, and Authorities you may apply to serve on include:

Airport Authority
Agricultural and Forestal Economic Development Advisory Board
Animal Control Advisory Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals
Dragon Run Committee
Economic Development Authority
Local Board of Building Code Appeals
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission
Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission
Planning Commission
Rappahannock River Basin Committee
Social Services Board
Upper Middle Peninsula Regional Radio System Policy Team
Wetlands Board
Workforce Investment Board

If you would like to be considered to serve on one of the appointed Boards, Commissions, or Authorities, you must submit your application 30 days prior to the term expiration at the latest.

***New Board Established - Requests for Applications to Serve***

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has re-establishing the Local Board of Building Code Appeals (LBBCA), and is requesting applications from county residents to apply to be appointed to serve on this local board. The requirements to serve on the board are as follows:

The LBBCA shall consist of five (5) members, all having experience in different occupational or professional fields related to the construction industry to the extent possible, with the further requirement that, to the extent possible, at least one member should be an experienced builder, one member should be a registered design professional and one member should be an experienced property manager. Two alternates may be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Employees and officials of the county may not serve as members of the LBBCA.

For more information about the terms and duties of this board, please download Resolution 16-035 establishing the Local Board of Building Code Appeals.

Applications to serve on a County Board may be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Questions may be directed to Trenton Funkhouser at tfunkhouser@essex-virginia.org or (804) 443-3258.

Below is a schedule of when particular boards, commissions, and authorities have terms expire and the date an application to serve on that entity would be due.

Terms which expire on June 30th, 2017 - Applications due by May 31st, 2017
Essex County Planning Commission
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission
Social Services Board
Tappahannock Essex Airport Authority
Workforce Investment Board

Terms which expire on November 31st, 2017 - Applications due by October 31st, 2017
Board of Zoning Appeals
Essex County Wetlands Board

Terms which expire on December 30th, 2017 - Applications due by November 30th, 2017
Agricultural and Forestal Economic Development Board
Dragon Run Committee
Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission
Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
Social Services Board


The application to serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority is now available as an online fillable form. Just select the link below to get started.

Application to Serve on a County Board