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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: Boards, Commissions & Committees

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The City is continuously seeking citizen engagement in the local governing process and residents to volunteer on the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees. Recently, two new committees were established and, during the outreach and interview phases, staff received some questions regarding the application process. To educate the community on this priority effort for City Council and staff, Communications has compiled a list of frequently asked questions: 

Is there an online application available for Boards, Commissions & Committees?

Yes, citizens may apply online via the City website link here: http://bit.ly/1C2lXTk

Which Boards, Commissions & Committees are open to the public?

The following ones are open to the MCTX community: 

  • Civil Service Commission
  • Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  • Electrical Board
  • Missouri City Parks Foundation
  • Parks Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Texas Parkway/Cartwright Corridor Development Advisory Committee
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 1
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 2
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 3
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals

Which specific Boards, Commissions & Committees have openings now? 

These are the current open positions: 

  • Community Development Advisory Committee
    • Position 4 – will be vacant on June 30, 2021; candidate must be a District A representative 
  • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals
    • Alternate Position – vacant
  • Parks Board
    • Position 1 – vacant
    • Position 5 – vacant
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals
    • Position 3 – vacant
    • Alternate Position – will be vacant on June 30, 2021
  • Missouri City Parks Foundation
    • Position 8 – vacant 
    • Position 9 – vacant 
    • Position 11 – vacant 
    • Position 12 – vacant 
    • Position 13 – vacant
    • Position 14 – vacant
    • Position 15 – vacant

Are there any Boards, Commissions & Committees reserved for Council?

Yes, the following are reserved for sitting Mayor and Council:

  • Missouri City Development Authority
  • Missouri City Recreation & Leisure Local Government Corporation

What is the process after someone submits an online application? 

Once the application is submitted online, the City Secretary’s office will release it to City Council for review. 

If residents are interested in multiple boards, do they have to apply separately for each one?

No, candidates may list all interested Boards, Commissions & Committees on a single application. 

Is there a deadline to apply? 

Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, City Council will only review applicants and current members a few months before terms expire or when vacancies become available. 

Do residents have to reapply every year if they don’t get selected the first time around?

No, the City Secretary’s Office will maintain applications on file for two years. If a candidate is not chosen, the City Secretary’s Office will ask the candidate the second year if they would still like to be considered for the position(s) they submitted on their application. If so, the names of those individuals will be provided to City Council for reconsideration. 

If someone does apply when could they be appointed? 

City Council reviews all applications and decides during a council meeting who will be appointed or who will be asked to interview. After appointments are made, candidates are sworn into office, typically, the following regular Council meeting. If they were not appointed and were interviewed or not interviewed by Council, they will be asked again the following year to see if they would still like to be considered.

If someone applied within the last year and was not selected for any positions yet, what are the next steps? 

Applications are maintained by the City Secretary’s office for two years. After the second year, the candidate will not be contacted. If the candidate would like to be reconsidered after the second year of the initial submission, they must reapply.   

Who can provide application status updates?

The City Secretary’s office handles all applications, and may be contacted at CSO@missouricitytx.gov or 281.403.8686. 

Where can we get information on Boards, Commissions & Committees?

To get additional details including current members, policies and meeting details regarding all Boards, Commissions & Committees, visit the City website via this link: https://www.missouricitytx.gov/185/Boards-Commissions

For more updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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