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, December 8, 2017. 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.
CITY OF COLUMBIA NEW CENTURY FUND, INC. BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2018. Must have an interest in the future of the City of Columbia and the funding needs required to achieve future success, and be a current resident and qualified elector of the City of Columbia. The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 15, 2020 for a coordinating committee member. Must be a qualified voter, residing within the City of Columbia, or a resident of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia, and have demonstrated a commitment to the visioning process. Candidate will be evaluated on the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships, the ability to work collaboratively, management skills, independence, existing memberships or positions, and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission tracks, monitors and assists with the implementation of the visioning process. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 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
FINANCE ADVISORY AND AUDIT COMMITTEE: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 31, 2020. Must be qualified voters and residents of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. Consideration will be given to a business owner. The Committee makes recommendations on financial matters to the Council as needed. Meetings held on call.
FIREFIGHTERS’ RETIREMENT BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2019. Must be a registered voter and resident of the City, and cannot be employed by the City. The Board oversees and establishes policies for the fire retirement trust. Quarterly meetings held on call.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 5 vacancies with terms to expire December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Must be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia, and shall not be paid officers or employees of the City. Members shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. (Each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate organization and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate organization.) Consideration will be given to encourage representation of individuals with an interest and understanding of human services. The Commission advises the City in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to adequately meet the needs of the citizens. Monthly meetings generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 5 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.
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 30, 2020. Both must be residents and registered qualified voters of the City, and shall have significant, substantive knowledge of social, legislative, political, and administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations. In addition, members 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.
POLICE RETIREMENT BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2019. Must be a registered voter and resident of the City. The Board oversees and establishes policies for the police retirement trust. Quarterly meetings held on call.
PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2018. Must be a University of Missouri student. 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 City Council. Meetings held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 1, 2020. Must be a high school student 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.