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Applications are available for Huntsville residents interested in serving on a City board or commission. Residents may pick up applications at City Hall or use the electronic form at Huntsvilletx.gov/Boards (there is also a link on the page to download or print a copy of the application). The City anticipates the Council will handle most of the appointments process in July and August. Current board/commission/committee members who wish to be considered for re-appointment for positions ending August 31, 2018, also need to submit applications.
The City Charter sets that all nominations are made by the Mayor for consideration by the Council. Individuals interested in appointment or reappointment are required to complete an application so that the Council has an opportunity to review it prior to approval. According to Mayor Andy Brauninger, serving on a City board or commission is an exciting opportunity.
“It’s very important for the City Council and the City of Huntsville to have citizens serve on advisory boards and commissions,” Brauninger said. “It provides for important input into all areas of the City’s work.”
City boards and commissions are in place to address many facets of the community, including planning, veterans affairs, the arts, recreational activities, and more. The Mayor said volunteers for boards or commissions may be of virtually any age or experience level, so long as they have a willingness to serve.
“Volunteers are needed at all levels, from students to senior citizens,” he said. “The most important quality for serving on a board is the sincere desire to improve Huntsville for all who make it their home.”
For more information, contact City Secretary Lee Woodward at (936) 291-5403 or CitySecretary@HuntsvilleTX.gov.