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Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee

THIS COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

Advises the City Council on allocation of designated revenue for public communication services and determines the need for public communications services that will enhance the ability of Columbia citizens to learn about community issues and communicate with government officials. This seven member commission must include representation from at least five of the six wards of the City. Members must be qualified voters and residents of the City and cannot be paid officers or employees of the City. Members cannot serve on the board of directors or be employed by any agency which applies for funding through the commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the commission. The length of terms is two years, with openings occurring in December.

Members & Terms:

  • Michael Dunn - Term Ending December 31, 2013
  • Curtis Roller - Term Ending December 31, 2013
  • Mark Jones - Term Ending December 31, 2013
  • Vacant - Term Ending December 31, 2013
  • Emily Hendren - Term Ending December 31, 2012
  • Cindy Mustard - Term Ending December 31, 2012
  • Nathan Waddell - Term Ending December 31, 2012

Establishing Legislation:

Sec. 10-32.  Establishment of committee.

There is hereby established the public communications resource advisory committee whose purpose is to advise the city council in allocating designated revenue to entities that provide public communication services to Columbia citizens.

(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08)

Sec. 10-33.  Staff liaison; duties of the committee.
(a)        The city manager shall appoint a staff liaison to work with the committee.
(b)        The committee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
             (1)        Advise the city council on allocation of designated revenue for public communications services.
             (2)        Determine the need for public communications services that will enhance the ability of Columbia citizens to learn about community issues and communicate with government officials.
             (3)        With the assistance of the staff liaison, administer an objective, competitive process to solicit applications for funding, assess applicants’ ability to provide proposed services and recommend to the city council the appropriate service providers.  Recommendations shall be submitted to the city council as a part of the annual budget process.  If an applicant has previously received funding from the city for public communications services, the committee shall review the applicant’s performance before recommending additional funds.
               (4)        Review, as necessary, the provision of public communications services in the City of Columbia and recommend measures for increasing effectiveness and efficiency whenever possible.
               (5)        Perform other duties as directed by the city council.
(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08)

Sec. 10-34.  Members; terms.
(a)        The committee shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the city council. At least five (5) of the wards shall be represented on the committee. Each member shall be a qualified voter and resident of the City of Columbia, shall serve without compensation and shall not be a paid officer or employee of the city.  The committee shall include members who are experienced in the fields of communications, citizenship or management of not-for-profit organizations.
(b)        Appointments shall be made for terms ending on December 31.  The first appointments made shall be for staggered terms as follows: Three (3) members for terms expiring on December 31, 2008 and four (4) members for terms expiring on December 31, 2009.  Thereafter, appointments shall be for two (2) years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.
(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08; Ord. No. 20618, § 1, 5-3-10)

Sec. 10-35.  Meetings; quorum; attendance.
A simple majority of all members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  Any member who is absent, without being excused by the chair, from three (3) consecutive meetings shall automatically forfeit the office.  It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08)

Sec. 10-36.  Election of officers; terms.
The committee shall annually elect from its members a chair, vice-chair and a secretary.  The chair shall preside at all meetings, and in the absence of the chair or the inability of the chair to preside at any meeting, the vice-chair shall preside.  The secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the committee and forward a report of such proceedings to the city clerk.  The committee may establish its own rules and procedures.
(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08)

Sec. 10-37.  Conflicts of interest.
Committee members shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any entity that applies for funding through the committee or which receives funding upon recommendation of the committee.  For purposes of this section, each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate agency and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate agency. Any committee member who violates this section shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the committee chair to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
(Ord. No. 19853, § 1, 3-17-08)