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City Of Irving Now Accepting Board, Committee And Commission Applications

Residents interested in serving on a board, committee or commission are welcome to apply at CityofIrving.org/Board-Application

* Qualified applicants must be a resident of the City of Irving and be a registered voter in the city for at least one year immediately prior to the date of their appointment, unless otherwise noted. Deadline to apply for November board appointments is Thursday, Sept. 23. For more information, call (972) 721-2493

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES

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

ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Purpose: To advise the Animal Services Department 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: All voting members of the committee shall be residents of the city or shall have their primary place of business in the city except that one (1) person whose duties include daily operation of an animal shelter may be a nonresident of the city.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tues. 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: Members must live in the city and be a registered voter; 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, Mon. 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 and be a registered voter. 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: Twice a year, Mon. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Quarterly, Thurs. 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: All voting members must be residents of the city, eligible to vote in city elections, with the exception of the representatives of the hotel/motel industry, representative of the hospitality industry at-large, representative of the restaurant industry and the chair of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Hotel Association. 
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tues. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Wed. 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 and be a registered voter for at least one year; one member is a liaison of the Friends of the Library.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Quarterly, Tues. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. at 6 p.m., twice monthly if needed.

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 a registered voter in Irving, at least 18 years old and own property in the zone.
  • Meeting Frequency: As needed, Tues. 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 and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Tues. at 6:30 p.m.

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS

  • Purpose: To hear and decide appeals and special exceptions to the city ordinance.
  • Qualifications: Members must live in the city and be a registered voter.
  • Meeting Frequency: As needed.

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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