Not all offices are elected. There are important roles for citizens to play on appointed boards and commissions, the members of which are selected differently. SC Women in Leadership is pleased to offer information about appointed positions at the local and state level for your consideration. We call this offering the Governmental Appointment Projects, or GAP. We encourage you to review the lists carefully and consider applying.
Local boards and commissions are vital bodies that help county and city governments develop policy, make decisions, and create a better community for citizens. Board and commission members are unpaid volunteers. Examples of local boards or commissions include planning commissions, library boards, and tax review boards. See MatchBoard for many cities and counties that are adopting an innovative digital platform.
Joining local boards and commissions now can help to open future leadership possibilities to other women in your area. If you have submitted an application, let us know!
SC Women in Leadership works to recruit women of all backgrounds and perspectives for statewide leadership positions and guide them through the application process.
Appointed Office Consultations
The process of being appointed to a board or commission can be complicated. SC WIL is here to help. We offer free, one-on-one consultations for women interested in serving on a board or commission. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what types of boards and commissions fit your skills and interests, identify available positions in your area, and explain the application process.
Applied to a Board or Commission?
We want to know if you submitted an application to serve. Please take a minute to share your experience.