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 7, 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.
AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 1, 2022. Shall be a representative from the hotel or motel industry and a resident of the City, and shall not be a paid employee of the City. The Board studies airport needs and aviation in the area, and makes recommendations to the Council for the development and use of the airport. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
CITIZENS POLICE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2022. 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 held on second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
COLUMBIA SPORTS COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 31, 2021. One shall be a representative from the hotel or motel industry and one shall be a citizen-at-large interested in sporting events. Both must be residents of the city, demonstrate a knowledge of and passion for sporting events in the community, have an ability to positively impact events through knowledge and resources, and not be paid employees of the City. The Commission advises the Convention and Visitors Bureau with its sports sales efforts to recruit, retain, and organize regional, state, and national sporting events, as well as promote amateur, club, college, and professional local sporting teams. Meetings held on call.
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS: 3 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2023. 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 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, 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.
CONVENTION AND VISITORS ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2021. 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 held on the last Monday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2020. 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. 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.
PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 4 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2021 and March 1, 2023. 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 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: 2 vacancies with terms 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)