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Overview
Citizens interested in serving on a board or commission should submit an application to the City Secretary’s Office. Appointments are made by the City Council in September. All qualified voters in the City of Allen are eligible to apply for positions with any of the thirteen different council appointed boards (Board of Adjustment members also serve as members of the Building and Standards Commission and Sign Control Board).

It is recommended that an applicant attend at least one meeting of the board he or she is interested in serving as a member. It is important to note that board members who miss three consecutive meetings or 1/3 of the regularly scheduled meetings in a 12-month period of time, except for health reasons, will have their memberships automatically terminated.

The majority of the appointments are for two-year terms with no term limits, although a few have three-year commitments. Terms are staggered, with half of the membership appointed each year.

Qualifications
At time of appointment, members must be a current resident of the city, a registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city for a period of at least one year in order to serve on a City board, commission, or corporation, including the Community Development Corporation.

Members of the Allen Economic Development Corporation shall at the time of such person’s appointment, be a registered voter and shall be a current resident who has resided in the city for a period of at least one year prior to such appointment, or be currently employed in a management position by a business or company located in the City and shall have been employed in a management position by a business or company located in the City for a period of at least one year prior to such appointment. A person appointed to the board of directors of the Allen Economic Development Corporation who does not meet the residency requirement must be continuously employed in a management position by a business or company located in the City during such person’s term of office. (Ordinance No. 2155-4-03, Sec. 2-231. Qualifications.)

Code of Conduct
Members of the City's boards and commissions are considered to be "officers" of the City and, as such, are governed by several ordinances including the Code of Conduct Ordinance and financial disclosure provisions. Moreover, members of City boards and commissions are expected to conduct themselves in a manner to avoid both actual and potential conflicts between their private self-interest and the public trust.

How to Apply
Application forms for all boards, commissions and committees can be obtained from the City Secretary's Office, City Hall, 305 Century Parkway. The application is also available online, to print, complete and return to the City.

Applications should be received by August 8, 2014.
Interviews will be held during late August and early September with appointments made in September.  All appointments are effective October 1. The City Council will consider appointments for 26 positions.

All applications received, including those from incumbents, will be reviewed and considered for interview.

A mandatory orientation will be held for all appointees at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

For additional information, contact the City Secretary's Office at 214.509.4105 or the City Secretary Shelley George.

Contact Information
Meetings
Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month

Workshop: 6 p.m.
Allen City Hall
Council Conference Room
First Floor
305 Century Pkwy.
Allen, Texas 75013

Council Meeting: 7 p.m.
Allen City Hall
Council Chambers
First Floor

Staff Contact
City Secretary's Office
Phone: 214.509.4105
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