Boards and Commissions Vacancies

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, April 3, 2020. 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.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2025. Must be a resident of the City of Columbia.  The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning, planning and subdividing ordinances.  Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire August 1, 2022. A regular 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.

COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ORGANIZATION BOARD:  1 vacancy with term to expire December 1, 2023.  Must be an occupant of a Community Land Trust home. The Board is organized to preserve the long-term affordability of housing units created through public subsidies. Monthly meetings held on second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 1, 2023. One must reside in the expanded downtown development concept plan and study area as defined in the “Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Interim Report” dated May, 2009, and the other vacancy does not have any specific requirement. The Leadership Council reviews the boundaries of an expanded downtown development area and works with others in creating a comprehensive downtown strategic plan. The Leadership Council may also work on other projects as requested by the City Council. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 1, 2022. Must have a background and expertise as a real estate investor. The Commission makes recommendations to the Council regarding historically significant structures.  Monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2024. Must be qualified voters and residents of the City for at least one year immediately prior to appointment, and shall hold no other office or position in City government.  The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to planning and zoning related issues.  Meetings held on the Thursdays following Council Meeting Mondays, at 7:00 p.m.

PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2021 and March 1, 2023. One must be a University of Missouri student. The other two 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. Monthly meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

ST. CHARLES TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BOARD: 1 vacancy. The Transportation Development District (TDD) is a political subdivision. The person appointed will serve on the TDD Board, which makes decisions on the operations of that TDD. Meetings held on call.

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 1, 2023. The Commission serves as an advisory body to the Council as it relates to the consideration of tax increment financing proposals submitted by interested parties or initiated by any public agency in accordance with the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act. Meetings held on call. (Mayor’s Appointment with the consent of City Council)