AC44: Working Group

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We are in the process of reviewing Working Group applications and will notify selected Working Group members by the end of March.

Working Group members will advise County staff on Comprehensive Plan recommendations and community engagement approaches, as well as support community outreach efforts by sharing information with their networks, neighborhoods, and/or communities.

Working Group members will:

  • Review and provide feedback on the Comprehensive Plan Community Engagement Plan and related outreach materials;
  • Advise staff on plans for public input opportunities (community workshops, pop-ups, focus groups, etc.);
  • Actively encourage participation, build relationships, and engage community

We are in the process of reviewing Working Group applications and will notify selected Working Group members by the end of March.

Working Group members will advise County staff on Comprehensive Plan recommendations and community engagement approaches, as well as support community outreach efforts by sharing information with their networks, neighborhoods, and/or communities.

Working Group members will:

  • Review and provide feedback on the Comprehensive Plan Community Engagement Plan and related outreach materials;
  • Advise staff on plans for public input opportunities (community workshops, pop-ups, focus groups, etc.);
  • Actively encourage participation, build relationships, and engage community members outside of regularly planned meetings and events (social media posts and sharing of County posts to interest groups);
  • Participate in, observe, and attend public meetings;
  • Review written summaries of public input, policy and planning options, and draft plan content;
  • Advise staff on Comprehensive Plan recommendations, based on research, summaries of public input, and planning best practices; and
  • Attend monthly Working Group meetings, learn about planning and development concepts, and review advance materials, as needed.

Time Commitment & Compensation: The anticipated time commitment for Working Group members is 10 hours per month. Working Group members will be paid at a rate of approximately $15 per hour for their time and expertise shared with County staff. 

If you have any questions please contact ac44@albemarle.org.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Working Group Application is now closed. We are in the process of reviewing applications and will be notifying selected Working Group members by the end of March.

    No prior volunteer, education, or work experience in community planning or development is required. Monthly working group meetings will include staff-led training on fundamentals of urban planning and community planning and development so that all members have the capacity to fully participate. Translation services will be provided as needed for Working Group meetings and materials.

    We highly encourage applicants from communities in Albemarle County that have traditionally been underrepresented in our planning processes. These include (but are not limited to) those who are:

    • Below the age of 35
    • Over the age of 65
    • Are renters
    • Have attained no more than an Associate’s degree / some college credit
    • Part of low-to-moderate income households
    • Speak multiple languages at home
    • African American, Black, Hispanic or Latino
    • Foreign-born or non-US citizens
    • Work in Albemarle County, and wish to reside in Albemarle County

    The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Monday, February 28th.

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