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, April 3, 2015. 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: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 16, 2019. Must be registered voters of the City, and interested in and familiar with the subject of aviation. The Board makes recommendations to the Council for the development and use of the Airport. Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:15 p.m.
BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 31, 2015. Member shall have knowledge of street construction and maintenance, and must be a qualified voter of the City. The Commission advises the Council on issues relating to sidewalks, walkways and trails. Monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2020. 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 administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning, planning and subdividing ordinances. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD OF MECHANICAL EXAMINERS: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 17, 2016. Must be a layperson and a resident of the City of Columbia. The Board is empowered to give examinations for mechanical heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration licenses and certificates. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2017. One alternate member is needed from each of the following categories: person experienced in fire prevention, professional engineer (experience in electrical/mechanical), and master plumber. 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, 2017. Must have an interest in the future of the City of Columbia and the funding needs required to achieve future success, and must be a current resident and qualified elector of the City of Columbia. The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2017. Must be a qualified voter of the City from Ward 5, 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 held on call.
COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 5 vacancies with terms to expire December 15, 2015 and December 15, 2016 for coordinating committee members. One must be a qualified voter residing within the City of Columbia, two must be residents of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia, and the others can be qualified voters residing within the City of Columbia or residents of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia. Members 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 HUMAN RIGHTS: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2017. Member shall have demonstrated a strong commitment to human rights and a belief in the principles of equal opportunity, and shall be a resident of the City. The Commission advises the Council on human rights issues and reviews and makes decisions regarding complaints of discrimination filed with the City. Monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY TREE TASK FORCE: 1 vacancy. Must be a member of the Environment and Energy Commission. The task force shall develop educational materials for tree care, review current tree policies and ordinances of the City, and recommend a methodology for decennial citywide tree inventories and whether an ongoing tree commission should be established. The dates, times, and locations of the meetings will be determined at a later date.
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 1, 2018. One member must be a representative of a recognized neighborhood association and must submit a letter from an officer of the neighborhood association certifying he/she has been designated by the association as its representative, and the other member does not have any specific requirement. The Leadership Council reviews the boundaries of an expanded downtown development area and works with others in creating a comprehensive downtown strategic plan. The Leadership Council may also work on other projects as requested by the City Council. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
FINANCE ADVISORY AND AUDIT COMMITTEE: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2016. Must be a commercial banker with knowledge of public finance and investment banking, and a qualified voter and resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. The Committee makes recommendations on financial matters to the Council as needed. Meetings held on call.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 31, 2017. Must be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia, and 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.) 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 held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 4 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2015 and November 30, 2016. 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.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Members must be qualified voters and residents of the City for at least one year immediately prior to appointment, and shall hold no other office or position in City government. The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to planning and zoning related issues. Meetings held on the Thursdays following Council Meeting Mondays, at 7:00 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION COUNCIL OF BOONE COUNTY: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2017. Must be a resident of the City. The Council makes recommendations to the University in regard to the extension program and administers Boone County’s share of the cost of the extension services in the area. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.