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, August 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.

BOARD OF HEALTH: 3 vacancies with terms to expire August 31, 2023. One must be a dentist and the other two must have an interest in public health. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Council on matters pertaining to public health and animal control. Monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy for a regular member with term to expire August 1, 2023. Must be a layperson. 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.

CITY OF COLUMBIA NEW CENTURY FUND INC. BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2022. Must be a CPA, attorney, or bank trust officer that has experience in the operation of a 501(c)(3) corporation or in the administration of a charitable trust.  The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation.  Meetings held on call.

CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2020 and November 30, 2021. Must be residents of Boone County, and not paid officers or employees of the City, a party to any pending litigation against the City, or an elected public office holder. Members should have an interest or expertise in the three pillars of sustainability: economic prosperity, environmental integrity and social/cultural vibrancy. The Commission advises City staff in the preparation of an annual Climate Adaptation and Action Plan (CAAP) progress report and recommendations, reviews annual greenhouse gas emissions inventory for progress on meeting greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, and educates and engages the public on Commission priorities. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2024. One 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 both must be taxpayers who have resided in the City of Columbia for one year prior to appointment. 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: 1 vacancy with term to expire October 31, 2021. Must have significant knowledge and demonstrated interest in one or more areas of the arts, including music, dance, literature, visual arts, theater, folk arts, media arts, design and arts education. 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.

DISABILITIES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 15, 2022. Must be a resident of the City and have knowledge or experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities or an interest in the welfare of the City residents with disabilities. The Commission considers concerns relating to residents with disabilities. Monthly meetings held on second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2023. Must have an interest in historic preservation and represent disciplines such as architecture, design, law, real estate appraisal, construction/general contracting or be a layperson active in historic preservation. 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: 2 vacancies with terms to expire March 1, 2021 and March 1, 2023. 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.

RAILROAD ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 15, 2022. 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.  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.

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.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADVISORY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire October 31, 2020. Must be under the age of twenty-five (25) and have demonstrated an interest in and concern for substance and alcohol abuse problems in the community. The Commission promotes coordination of programs intended to prevent and eliminate alcohol and substance abuse.  Monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2023 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)

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 1, 2021. Shall 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. The 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.