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, February 5, 2021. 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.

CITIZENS POLICE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2023. Must be a resident of Columbia and a registered voter, and cannot be employed by the City, be a party to any pending litigation against the City, be an elected public office holder, or be a candidate for elected public office. Should also reflect the cultural and racial diversity of Columbia and have no serious criminal record. A criminal history of all applicants of this Board will be conducted and the City Council will be advised of any convictions for violations of federal, state or local law. The Board reviews appeals from the police chief’s decisions on alleged police misconduct, hosts public meetings and educational programs for residents and police officers, and reviews and makes recommendations on police policies, procedures and training. Monthly meetings generally held on second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 31, 2024. Must be a directly assisted resident of Housing Authority property or a resident of housing assistance in the tenant-based section 8 program of the Housing Authority, and be a taxpayer who has resided in the City of Columbia for one year prior to appointment. Duties include overseeing housing projects. Monthly meetings generally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. (Mayor’s Appointment)

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: 2 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2024. Must be residents of the City and have demonstrated a strong commitment to human rights and a belief in the principles of equal opportunity. The Commission advises the Council on human rights issues. Monthly meetings generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ORGANIZATION BOARD:  1 vacancy with term to expire December 1, 2021.  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 generally held on second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

CONVENTION AND VISITORS ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2022. Must be an owner or operator of a hotel or motel within the City limits and shall have demonstrated by past activities an interest in the convention and tourism business.  The Board shall advise the City on the use of the funds created by the hotel and motel tax.  Monthly meetings generally held on the last Monday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

FINANCE ADVISORY AND AUDIT COMMITTEE: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2023. Must be a qualified voter and resident 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.  Monthly meetings held on call.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2023. Must be a resident and qualified voter from Ward 6. 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 affordable housing and community development. Monthly meetings generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

PARKING ADVISORY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire February 1, 2024. Must be a qualified voter and resident of the City of Columbia, and shall not be a paid officer or employee of the City, a party to any pending litigation against the City, or an elected public office holder. Member shall also not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission or when such member’s immediate family or an organization owned or controlled by such member or such member’s immediate family could derive a financial or other material gain arising out of action or recommendation by the Commission. The Commission studies, plans, and advises the City Council on parking resources. Monthly meetings generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 30, 2023. 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.

PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION:  4 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2024. 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. Monthly meetings generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2022 and September 1, 2024. 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)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION COUNCIL OF BOONE COUNTY: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2023. Must be a resident of the City. The Council makes recommendations to the University in regard to the extension program and administers Boone County’s share of the cost of the extension services in the area. Monthly meetings generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

WATER AND LIGHT ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 30, 2023. Must be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system, and be a qualified voter and a resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. The Board advises the Council on the operations and needs of the City’s water and light system. Monthly meetings generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.