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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Serve your city: Join a board, commission or committee

Boards and commissions volunteers pictured together at a City event

City boards, commissions and committees are ways for residents to participate in local government by shaping public policy and recommending local legislation. In Allen, members of these appointed groups advise City Council on a variety of topics including planning, zoning, transportation, parks, libraries, building and public art.

Thirty-five positions will be considered by City Council for appointment in 2021, including known vacancies on the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee (1), Board of Adjustment (3); Keep Allen Beautiful Board (2), Library Board (1), Parks and Recreation Board (1), Planning and Zoning Commission (1) and Public Act Committee (1). Any qualified voter with one year of residency in Allen is eligible to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the board or commission they wish to join. The application deadline is August 4, 2021. Learn more and complete an application.

All applications received, including those from incumbents, will be reviewed and considered for interview. Interviews are typically held in late August and early September. Appointments are made in September and are effective October 1.

A mandatory orientation will be held for all appointees on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Members of City of Allen boards, commissions and committees are unpaid volunteers. Board, commission and committee members are subject to attendance requirements, the Code of Conduct Ordinance and conflict of interest provisions.

If you have questions need assistance in processing your application, contact City Secretary Shelley George at sgeorge@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4105.

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