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 3, 2017. 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, 2020. 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 held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2022. An alternate member to serve in the absence of a regular member is needed. Must be a resident of the City of Columbia. The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning, planning and subdividing ordinances. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 15, 2020 for coordinating committee members. Must be a qualified voter, residing within the City of Columbia, or a resident of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia. Both must have demonstrated a commitment to the visioning process. Candidates will be evaluated on the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships, the ability to work collaboratively, management skills, independence, existing memberships or positions, and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission tracks, monitors and assists with the implementation of the visioning process. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS: 1 vacancy with term to expire October 31, 2020. Must be from the business and professional community with an office within the special business district. Member 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.
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ORGANIZATION BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 1, 2021. One must be a neighborhood representative residing within the current Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) eligible area on file in the Community Development Department, and one must be a community and business leader. The Board is a not-for-profit organization that was organized to preserve the long-term affordability of housing units created through public subsidies. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2019. 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.
MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 7 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2018 and November 30, 2020. 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 held the first Tuesday of every even month at 12:30 p.m.
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 30, 2020. Both 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.