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Boards & Commissions

Town of Cary has seven Boards and Commissions. Each is unique in its size, meeting schedule, and specific function; however, the overall mission is the same: To make Cary a place in which we can be proud to live, work and play.  Citizens who serve on these boards and commissions perform a community service using their skills, interests and initiatives to make the difference. These volunteers believe that Cary should indeed become "My Cary" for each of us.

Whether you are interested in recreational activities, cultural events, technology issues or land use practices, the Town of Cary has opportunities for you to volunteer to share your time and talents. Applications are accepted from May 1 through June 30 for upcoming vacancies. All volunteers must live within Cary's Corporate limits or, where applicable, in Cary's ETJ. Current Town of Cary employees are not eligible to volunteer. Questions about the application process should be directed to the Town Clerk's Office by e-mailing or by calling (919) 319-4508.

All citizens appointed to any board or commission are required to read and sign the Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Guidelines for Town Advisory Boards and Commissions and to familiarize themselves with the Boards and Commissions General Rules of Order. Council members follow the board appointment policy to make appointments to the various boards and commissions. Appointments are for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled. Please e-mail or call (919) 319-4508 with questions.

In addition to boards and commissions, the Town at times forms special committees and and task forces to work for a finite time on specific, current issues. Appointments to these special groups are made as needed and terms of service vary. For more information visit the Town's Web site at

For citizens interested in economic development the Town has another standing committee, the Economic Development Committee, whose membership consists of members from the town council, town staff, Cary Chamber and Cary citizens.