Social Services Advisory Board


4th Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m.


City Hall - Basement Conference Room


Membership of the board shall consist of nine members appointed by city council, one of whom shall be a member of city council. The director of social services shall be an ex-officio member, without vote, of the advisory board. It shall be the policy of the Board to seek to ensure that at all times at least one member is a current or former consumer of the department’s services.


4 year term (2 term limit)


The powers and duties of the advisory board shall be as follows:

  • To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the social welfare of the people of the city
  • To monitor the formulation and implementation of social welfare programs in the city
  • To meet with the director of social services at least four times a year for the purpose of making recommendations on policy matters concerning the department of social services
  • To make an annual report to city council, concurrent with the presentation of the annual budget, concerning the information of public welfare programs
  • To submit to city council from time to time other reports that the advisory board deems appropriate
  • To perform such other functions as may be from time to time prescribed for such boards by Code of Virginia, section 63.2-305


Unless otherwise noted, monthly meeting agendas include:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment
  3. Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes
  4. Members’ Report
  5. Chair’s Report
  6. Director’s Report
  7. Public Comment
  8. Dismissal

Legal Basis

The City of Charlottesville Code, Chapter 25, Section 25.1 and The Code of Virginia, Section 63.2-305 provide the legal basis for the Department of Social Services Advisory Board activities.



Conner Brew
u 12/21/2021-6/30/2024
Brian Pinkston, City Councilor
Standing Member
Zuhayr Shaikh
Cherry Stewart
Ashley Zhang
u 6/21/2023-6/30/2026


u=unexpired term