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, June 8, 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.
CITIZENS POLICE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2020. 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. Members should 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 7:00 p.m.
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2019. Must be a qualified voter of the City from Ward 3, and 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 community development. Monthly meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 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)
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ART: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 1, 2021. Must be an artist. The Committee makes recommendations to the Council regarding the City’s Percent for Art Program. Meetings held on call.
RAILROAD ADVISORY BOARD: 3 vacancies with terms to expire July 15, 2022. Members must have knowledge and interest in either railroad, shipping, transportation or business, and be sympathetic with the principle of municipal ownership and operation of branch line rail operations. One member must also represent a business or firm that routinely ships or receives goods or raw materials over said branch line. The Board advises the Council on the operations and needs of the Columbia Terminal Railroad. Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at least once quarterly.
WATER AND LIGHT ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 30, 2022. Must be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system, and be a qualified voter and 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 held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.