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Irving Volunteers Needed for City Board and Commissions

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. August 4, 2020

Interested in serving on a board, committee or a commission? Visit CityofIrving.org/Board-Application to submit an application online or pick up a hard copy from the first floor reception desk at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Board members must be qualified voters of the city and have resided in the city for at least one year immediately prior to the date of their appointment. 

Deadline to apply for November appointments is Friday, Sept. 18. Please check the website for updates to the board appointment process, including board interviews and Zoom meetings. For more information, call (972) 721-2493.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES

  • Purpose: To serve as a contact and voice of residents to city council; to review and discuss matters referred to the committee by council and the city manager; and to provide recommendations on matters pertaining to disabilities.  
  • Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tuesday at 6 p.m.           

ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Purpose: To advise Irving Animal Services regarding issues pertaining to animal care and welfare, animal rescue, standards for animal shelters, training of personnel and any other issues that may be required by applicable law.
  • Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city; members include one licensed veterinarian, one county or city official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter (does not have to live in Irving) and one representative from an animal welfare organization.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

ARTS BOARD

  • Purpose: To serve the residents of Irving and attract visitors through the support and development of artistic opportunities by acquiring, maintaining and operating art facilities; by providing support to organizations and individuals who provide arts programming; and by providing direct programming.
  • Qualifications: Voting members must live in the city; two members should work for, represent or own corporate or business operations within the city and do not need to be a resident of the city. Nonvoting members are representatives from the hotel/motel industry.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Monday at 5:15 p.m.

BOARD OF HEALTH

  • Purpose: To offer vision, advice and the community perspective to the city council in matters concerning community health and related public policy.
  • Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
    Two members must be employed in a medical-related field; ex officio members include a designee of the city manager and the city health officer or designee.
  • Meeting Frequency: Quarterly, Monday at 5:45 p.m.

BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

  • Purpose: To hear and determine cases concerning alleged violations of ordinances for the preservation of public safety, relating to the materials or methods used to construct a building or improvements.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Thursday at 3 p.m.         

CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

  • Purpose: To hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official or fire chief.
  • Qualifications: Members include one resident of the city, one master electrician or electrical contractor, one master plumber or plumbing contractor, one class “A” licensed mechanical (HVAC) contractor or mechanical engineer, one home builder, one representative from the fire protection industry, one licensed architect or engineer.
  • Meeting Frequency: As needed.

*CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU BOARD

  • Purpose: Market Irving as a premier travel destination, enhancing the community’s economy and quality of life. The board of directors makes recommendations to the city council about convention facilities, assists with attracting visitors to the city and hires the executive director.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city and cannot be employed in the hotel or tourism industry; the additional voting members consist of the Chair to the Greater Irving Las Colinas Hotel Association, a representative of the hospitality industry a representative of the hotel/motel industry and a representative of the restaurant industry. Nonvoting members consist of three representatives of the hospitality industry, a representative of the Las Colinas Association, a representative from University of Dallas, a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and a previous ICVB board member. Ex officio, nonvoting members, include Chair of the TIF No. 1 board, Chair of Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District board, Chair of the Irving Arts and Culture Board, Executive Director of the Irving Arts and Culture department, President and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Board of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the city manager or designee.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Monday at 11:45 a.m.

GREEN ADVISORY BOARD

  • Purpose: To act as a contact and a voice of residents of the City of Irving to the city council and to review and discuss matters referred to the board by the city council, city staff and board members on actions that concern the environment in the City of Irving.
  • Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES BOARD

  • Purpose: Assist Irving’s low- and moderate-income residents in achieving an improved quality of life by providing affordable housing and a broad range of social services through innovative programs and community partnerships.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

LIBRARY BOARD

  • Purpose: To advise the city council and the director on matters pertaining to the operation of the library system and recommend policies for both the maintenance and improvement of library services.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city for at least one year; one member is a liaison for the Friends of the Library.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Monday at 5:45 p.m.

MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

  • Purpose: To collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit the material culture and the heritage of Irving and the surrounding area.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD

  • Purpose: To act in an advisory capacity to the city council and the director in all matters pertaining to parks and recreation.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Monday at 6 p.m.

*PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

  • Purpose: To hear, recommend or determine matters relating to zoning, planning or subdivision control as specified or required under ordinance, the city charter
    or the laws of the State of Texas.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Twice monthly, Monday at 6 p.m.

TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE BOARD, NO. 1

  • Purpose: To enhance the tax base of the city, preserve the value of the existing developments and promote new development.
  • Qualifications: Members must be registered voters in Irving or at least 18 years old and own property in the zone.
  • Meeting Frequency: As needed, Tuesday at noon

YOUTH COUNCIL

  • Purpose: To develop an alliance among the youth, youth-serving agencies, city government, schools and the community to secure for all children and youth the highest advantage in physical, mental, social and moral development.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS

  • Purpose: To hear and decide appeals and special exception to the city ordinance.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: As needed, based on applications submitted to the city.

*Applicants to this board will be required to fill out a follow-up questionnaire.

Note: Times and dates of meetings are subject to change. To confirm meeting dates, times or locations, visit the Boards and Commissions page.


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