The City Clerk is accepting applications for the following boards and commissions. Applications must be in the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018. Applicants can either complete and submit the online application to the City Clerk directly from the internet or can complete the PDF format online and then print, sign, and submit it by mail to the City Clerk’s office for processing.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire August 1, 2019. An alternate member is needed from the following category: residential rental property owner. The Commission periodically reviews and makes recommendations relating to building construction codes. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2018. Must be a qualified voter of the City and shall not 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 Commission acts in an advisory capacity in all matters pertaining to community development. Monthly meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS: 1 vacancy with term to expire October 31, 2020. Must be from the business and professional community with an office within the special business district. Member shall not 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 Commission advises the Council in all matters pertaining to the arts and cultural environment of the City. Monthly meetings held on the second Monday of the month at 4:15 p.m.
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: 2 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2021. Members shall have demonstrated a strong commitment to human rights and a belief in the principles of equal opportunity, and shall be residents of the City. The Commission advises the Council on human rights issues. Monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 1, 2020. Must be a qualified voter of the City and have knowledge in matters pertaining to the environment, and must not be a paid officer or employee of the City. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity for all matters pertaining to environmental protection and conservation. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2018. Must be a resident and registered qualified voter of the City, and shall have significant, substantive knowledge of social, legislative, political, and administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations. In addition, member must not hold a lucrative position in City government nor any other lucrative public office during their term. The Board advises the Council on its findings, opinions, various conclusions and recommendations on the status of the personnel system. Meetings held on call.
PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 4 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2019 and March 1, 2021. One must be a University of Missouri student. The other vacancies do not have a specific requirement, but consideration will be given to the appointment of an eligible Columbia Transit paratransit rider, an owner or representative of a business, a member of the Disabilities Commission, a member of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission, a representative of the Columbia Public School District and/or a representative of Columbians for Modern Efficient Transit (CoMET), an advocacy group of PedNet. The Commission advises staff with regard to transit policy and safety matters concerning transit issues affecting the City, studies issues arising under the Columbia Transit Master Plan as they relate to transportation and makes recommendations to the Council. Meetings held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.