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, May 4, 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 HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 31, 2022. Must be a taxpayer who has resided in the City of Columbia for one year prior to appointment, and shall not be an officer or employee of the City of Columbia. Duties include overseeing housing projects. Monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. (MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT)
DISABILITIES COMMISSION: 4 vacancies with terms to expire June 15, 2021. Two shall have a significant disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, one shall own or operate businesses within the Columbia area, and one shall have knowledge or experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities or an interest in the welfare of City residents with disabilities. All shall be residents of the City. The Commission considers concerns relating to residents with disabilities. Monthly meetings held on second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire June 1, 2021. Must be qualified voters of the City and have knowledge in matters pertaining to the environment, and must not be paid officers or employees 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.
FAIR HOUSING TASK FORCE: 8 vacancies. Members representing a diverse cross-section of individuals and service providers from the following organizations and community groups are needed: Columbia Housing Authority, Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Columbia Home Builders Association, Columbia NAACP, Social Service Providers, Local Faith Community, and Central City Neighborhood in Census Tracts 7, 9, or 21. The Task Force gathers and reviews fair housing data, reviews public input collected through the engagement process, and provides recommendations to the City Council for fair housing goals and policies. Meetings held on call.
INTEGRATED ELECTRIC RESOURCE AND MASTER PLAN TASK FORCE: 6 vacancies. Consideration will be given to different customer classes and the range of socio-economic classes represented by electric utility customers. The Task Force assists City staff in the planning and rate-setting process associated with the preparation of an updated Integrated Electric Resource and Master Plan, and reports its findings and recommendations to the City Council. Meetings held on call.
MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 2 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2020. The Council educates the public about the importance of regular physical fitness activity and promotes, initiates and encourages local physical fitness and sports programs in the community. Monthly meetings held the first Tuesday of every even month at 12:30 p.m.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2021. One member each is needed from Ward 1, Ward 5 and Ward 6. All must be registered qualified voters of the City. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity in all matters pertaining to public recreation. Monthly meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL: 13 vacancies with terms to expire June 1, 2019, June 1, 2020, and June 1, 2021. Members shall be high school students between fourteen (14) and nineteen (19) years of age at the time of appointment. Consideration will be given to appointing a diverse group of members to include the various city wards, public and private high schools, and other elements of diversity whenever possible. This Youth Council shall advise the City Council in all matters pertaining to youth and youth-related issues. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., except June through August as the Youth Advisory Council does not typically meet those months.