Boards & Committees

Be part of the governing process by serving on a board or committee. Boards and committees advise local government and provide ongoing input into policies and issues affecting the future of the County.

Catawba County Commissioners appoint members to the following boards across the county. Board openings and requirements vary for each board. If you have questions or would like to receive the description of a specific board or committee, please contact County Clerk Dale Stiles at (828) 465-8990 or You can also fill out an online form by clicking 'Apply Online' below.

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Current Boards & Committees with Seats Appointed by Commissioners

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
  • Board of Equalization and Review
  • Catawba County Agricultural Advisory Board
  • Catawba County Board of Adjustment
  • Catawba County Council for the Arts
  • Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
  • Catawba County Home and Community Block Grant Advisory Committee
  • Catawba County Parks Advisory Committee
  • Catawba County Planning Board
  • Catawba County Youth Council
  • Catawba Valley Community College Board of Trustees
  • City of Hickory Regional Planning Board
  • City of Newton Planning Board
  • City of Claremont Planning Board
  • City of Conover Planning Board and Board of Adjustment
  • Community Child Protection/Fatality Team
  • Dangerous Dog Appellate Board
  • Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority
  • Jury Commission
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
  • Lake Norman Marine Commission
  • Library Board of Trustees
  • Nursing and Rest Home Community Advisory Committee
  • Partners Behavioral Health Management Board of Directors
  • Town of Catawba Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Town of Maiden Planning Board
  • Public Health Board
  • Repay Board of Directors
  • SALT Block Foundation
  • Social Services Board
  • Subdivision Review Board
  • Volunteer Fire Department Trustees, Firemen’s Relief Fund
  • WPCOG Advisory Committee