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, October 4, 2019. 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: 2 vacancies with terms to expire November 1, 2022. Members must be residents of Columbia and registered voters, 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 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 VISION COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 15, 2020. Member should, to the extent practicable, reflect a broad cross section of the community, and will be evaluated on demonstrated commitment to the visioning process; the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships; the ability to work collaboratively; management skills; independence and existing memberships or positions; and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission serves as advisory to the City Council as it relates to engaging the community on the implementation of the current City strategic plan and on future strategic visions and goals. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS: 4 vacancies with terms to expire October 31, 2022. One 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, one must be involved in education, one must be from the business and professional community, and there are not any specific requirements for the remaining vacancy. Members 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.
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.
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire November 1, 2022. One member each is needed from Ward 2 and Ward 3, and the other member may be from any Ward. All must be qualified voters of the City 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 affordable housing and community development. Monthly meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2020. Must be a qualified voter and resident of the City of Columbia, and shall not be a paid officer or employee of the City. Member shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. (Each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate organization and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate organization.) Consideration will be given to encourage representation of individuals with an interest and understanding of human services. The Commission advises the City in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to adequately meet the needs of the citizens. Monthly meetings generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
MARIJUANA FACILITY LICENSE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2022. The board hears appeals from decisions regarding the denial, suspension or revocation of marijuana facility business licenses. Meetings held on call.
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: 3 vacancies with terms to expire October 31, 2022. One must be a prevention or treatment professional, and all shall have demonstrated 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: 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)