Hillsborough Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Boards
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
Interested in serving your community? The Town of Hillsborough is recruiting for three volunteer advisory boards.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment is recruiting for an upcoming, in-town member opening. The board reviews and rules on applications for conditional use permits and variances. It also hears appeals of decisions of town staff and the Historic District Commission.
Meetings take place as needed at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St. on the Town Hall campus.
For more information, see the Board of Adjustment page on the town’s website or contact Senior Planner Tom King by email or by phone at 919-732-1270, ext. 85. King is the town staff liaison to the Board of Adjustment.
The Tourism Board is recruiting for an open seat for a restaurant representative. The board drives economic development in Hillsborough by promoting travel, tourism and visitor services. It sponsors programs and activities designed to improve the town’s attractiveness to visitors. To accomplish this, the board reinvests the town’s prepared food and beverage tax in funding for grants; special projects and partnerships; and contract services.
The board meets the first Monday of each month.
For more information, see the Tourism Board page of the town’s website or contact Economic Development Planner Shannan Campbell by email or by phone at 919-732-1270, ext. 84. Campbell is the town staff liaison to the Tourism Board.
Tourism Development Authority
The Tourism Development Authority is recruiting for a hotel/motel representative. Anyone who collects an occupancy tax in town, including Airbnb hosts and bed and breakfast lodgings, are eligible to apply.
The Tourism Development Authority promotes travel, tourism and conventions; sponsors tourism-related events; and finances tourism-related capital projects. The authority is responsible for administering the proceeds of a 3-percent room occupancy tax. At least two-thirds of the tax’s proceeds must fund travel and tourism promotion, with the rest available for other tourism-related expenditures.
The authority meets as needed the fourth Tuesday of the month.
For more information, see the Tourism Development Authority page of the town’s website or contact Economic Development Planner Shannan Campbell by email or by phone at 919-732-1270, ext. 84. Campbell is the town staff liaison to the Tourism Development Authority.
A volunteer application may be completed on the town website. Copies also may be picked up in the town clerk’s office on the Town Hall campus, 101 E. Orange St. Completed applications will stay on file for future vacancies.