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, November 6, 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, 2023. Must be a resident of the City interested in aviation and travel, 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 generally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 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, and have an interest in the future of the City of Columbia and the funding needs required to achieve future success. The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Meetings held on call.

CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION: 5 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2023. 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 generally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 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 held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. (Mayor’s Appointment) 

COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 15, 2023. Members 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. Monthly meetings generally held on the fourth Monday 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.

GROWTH IMPACT STUDY WORKING GROUP: 7 vacancies. Members shall demonstrate a diverse interest and/or background in one or more of the following areas: local government finance; planning, design, or construction of public infrastructure; demography; statistics and data analysis; housing; real estate; environmental management; and social equity and social justice.  The Working Group assists the consultant hired by the City in examining the fiscal ramifications of growth in construction, population, and territory in Columbia, providing recommendations for the fair allocation of growth-related costs in keeping with the City’s policy to plan for fiscally sustainable growth, and establishing an analytical model that could be adapted to Columbia.

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.

MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 4 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2023. The Council educates the public about the importance of regular physical fitness activity and promotes, initiates, and encourages local physical fitness and sports programs in the community. Monthly meetings generally held on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 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: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2021. 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.

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: 4 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2022, 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)