Boards, Commissions & Authorities (BCA)

Citizens bring diverse perspectives, valuable insight, and provide skilled resources to City government. The City of Norcross provides numerous opportunities for citizens to serve the community through various Boards, Commissions, Authorities, BCAs. Participating on a BCA, or Advisory Committee, is one of the most effective ways that a citizen can shape, influence, and have an active voice in their government.

Boards

A Board is a group of people who have managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers. A Board is established pursuant to the City Charter or Ordinance. Boards are an integral part of Municipal government and the participation on a Board is one way for local governments to engage citizens in the democratic process. Boards can provide assistance to the legislative body when formulating public policy, addressing issues of interest, conducting background work on technical or sensitive issues, and giving the community a forum for discussion in greater depth.

Commissions

A Commission is a group of people directed to perform some duty or a government agency that has administrative, legislative, or judicial powers. Commissions are generally established by City Charter, Ordinance, or Resolution and recommend action to the City Council if needed.

Authorities

An Authority is generally created by a Legislative Act of the General Assembly. These Acts provide the framework for the Authority. The Act creates the Authority, defines its purpose, describes where the Authority will reside, defines the number of members, how the members are appointed and by whom, term limits, and the powers of the Authority. Any changes to the Authority would have to go back before the General Assembly for the Act to be amended.

Advisory Committees

An Advisory Committee is a body of people appointed by the Mayor & Council with a specified task or function. An Advisory Committee may conduct research about a particular subject or activity and then provide recommendations or give advice on that particular subject or activity. An Advisory Committee's recommendation will ordinarily be forwarded to the City Council for review and/or action.

Norcross Boards, Commissions & Authorities (BCAs)

To learn more about a particular Norcross BCA, please select the appropriate link below for information such as responsibilities, members, agendas & minutes, and contact information.

Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Discovery Garden Park (DGP)

Downtown Development Authority

Historic Preservation Commission

Norcross Housing Authority (NHA)

LiveNorcross

Norcross Development Authority

Norcross Public Arts Commission (NPAC)

Parks, Green Spaces & Trails Commission (PGT)

Planning & Zoning 

Sustainable Norcross Commission

Tree Preservation Board

Zoning Board of Appeals


Current Vacancies

To apply or reapply for a Norcross BCA, please select the appropriate link below.

Boards, Commission, & Authorities Appointment Application

Boards, Commission, & Authorities Reappointment Application

Please return complete applications prior to the closing date for acceptance of applications to:

Deputy City Clerk
City of Norcross
65 Lawrenceville St.
Norcross, GA 30071
shayla.alexis@norcrossga.net

More Information

For more information regarding the City's Boards, Commissions, & Authorities contact Deputy City Clerk Shayla Alexis at (404) 421-2042, shayla.alexis@norcrossga.net, or view the information provided on the specific Boards, Commissions, & Authorities pages.