Apply Now to Serve on Richland County Councils | Colombia

Richland County residents who want to put their expertise to work in the community can apply now for dozens of vacancies on County Boards and Committees.

Applications are open until 5 p.m. Friday, June 3 for vacancies on 18 different boards, committees, commissions and advisory boards. Many require specific industry experience, while others are open to anyone interested. Vacancies include:

  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee — seven vacant positions; two candidates must have a background in the hospitality industry, three must have a background in the hospitality industry, one must have a cultural background and one will hold a general seat

  • airport commission – a vacancy

  • Assessment Appeal Board – a vacancy

  • Zoning Appeal Board — six vacancies

  • Building Codes Appeal Board — nine vacant positions; one candidate must be from the architecture industry, one from the gas industry, one from the building industry, one from the construction industry, one from the plumbing industry, one from the electrical industry, one from the mechanical industry and two from the fire industry as alternates

  • Business Service Center Appeal Board — four vacant positions; one candidate must be from a business, one must be a lawyer and two must be CPAs

  • Council of Central Midlands Governments – a vacancy

  • Community Relations Council – a vacancy

  • Employee Grievance Committee — two vacant positions; must be an employee of Richland County; two seats are substitutes

  • Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee — two vacant positions; a candidate must be from the restaurant industry

  • Internal Audit Committee — two vacant positions; candidate with preferred CPA

  • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Lexington-Richland — two vacancies

  • Music Festival Commission – a vacancy

  • Urban planning commission — three vacancies

  • Richland Library Board — six vacancies

  • Richland Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees — three vacancies

  • Township Auditorium — two vacancies

  • Penny Transportation Advisory Committee — three vacancies

More information about volunteer boards with openings is available on the county’s website at To upload an application for a vacancy, click on the “Government” tab, then click on the appropriate Richland County entity to find the link. Send the completed application as an attachment to [email protected]; mail it to 2020 Hampton Street, Administration Building, Suite 4069, Columbia, SC 29204; or fax it to (803) 576-2136. For more information, contact the Richland County Clerk at the council office at 803-576-2060 or email [email protected].

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