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Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Town of Cary has seven boards and one commission. 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.

Environmental Advisory Board

Advises the Town in ways to reduce the use of and impact on our community’s natural resources through a comprehensive and continuous review of best practices and innovations.

Historic Preservation Commission

Preserves the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the Town of Cary for future generations.

Information Services Advisory Board

Guides the Town Council in ongoing, open effective, multilateral communications with Cary citizens and other publics through idea generation and implementation in traditional and innovative media, including new and emerging technologies.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Advisory Board

Promotes understanding, appreciation, participation, and support for open spaces, parks, recreational opportunities, cultural activities, programs and facilities.

Planning and Zoning Board

Exercises its statutory authority as granted by the General Statues of North Carolina and by the Town of Cary Code of Ordinances and Land Development Ordinance, in an objective and timely manner to provide advice to the Town Council related to long-range planning, zoning, and related development matters.

Public Art Advisory Board

Promotes understanding, appreciation, support and involvement in the Town of Cary’s Public Art Program.

Senior Advisory Board

In 2020, Council approved the creation of the Senior Advisory Board. Staff is currently working through the logistics. More information is coming soon.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Exercises its statutory authority as granted by the General Statutes of North Carolina and by the Town of Cary Code of Ordinances and Land Development Ordinance (LDO), in an objective and timely manner to hear and decide appeals and requests for variances