Boards & Commissions
The City of White Settlement has various opportunities for citizens to contribute to the purpose, goals and values of the community. One of these is by volunteering to serve on a board, commission or special purpose committee. The various boards and commission act as an advisory board to the Council and in some instances they are the final body for action.
City Council members make appointments to boards and commissions annually in February, with the exception of the Economic Development Board of Directors. Members to the Economic Development Board of Directors are appointed in June.
Residents who are qualified voters are eligible to apply, however, some boards may have additional requirements. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, you may apply online. All applications are retained for one year. Your application will be reviewed and forwarded to City Council members whose appointments are to expire or as vacancies occur during the year.
Residents may choose to apply for one of the following:
- ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD
Meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m., three times a year (more if needed). This board advises the City Council on matters related to animal control. Candidates should be familiar with city ordinances and regulations as they pertain to animal safety issues, and the health and welfare of animals in the city.
- BAA - BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEAL
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., as needed. This board hears appeals of decisions related to zoning and codes, makes interpretation and rules on unclear provisions in ordinances. This board will also hear, from time to time, applications to permit uses which are different from zoning. Candidates should be familiar with building and zoning codes, current laws, and permitting requirements. An understanding of construction and infrastructure is beneficial.
- CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
This board is appointed by the City Manager and meets as needed. This board is an appeals board for suspended or aggrieved civil service employees. Candidates should be familiar with civil service laws and regulations as well as public safety laws and guidelines.
- CCPD - CRIME CONTROL PREVENTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., as needed. This board is tasked with the development of a crime control plan, submits a budget for the Police Department, and oversees the collection of a one-half cent sales tax . Candidates should be familiar with crime district regulations and laws, have an understanding of municipal budgets and the approval process.
- EDC - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., as needed. This board works closely with executive staff and the city economic development consultant to promote economic development through planning, strategizing and programs
that support the 2040 Comprehensive plan. Candidates should be familiar with municipal development including business and residential aspects of development and growth. Knowledge of and experience in real estate, infrastructure, and marketing is beneficial.
HOLIDAY PARADE COMMITTEE
Meets Wednesdays, as needed, in the evenings. This board is comprised of citizens working with elected officials and staff to plan, advertise and execute events within the city that promote quality of life. Candidates should have knowledge of event planning and the ability to work with volunteers and participants in a friendly, upbeat, professional manner.
- LIBRARY BOARD
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., as needed. This board advises the City Council on activities relating to the Public Library by making informed recommendations on library services and program. Candidates should be familiar with current library services and have an understanding of municipal finances as it relates to donations and revenue from programs.
- PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., as needed. This board advises City Council on matters related to recreational facilities and services and programs, planning for the Park and Recreation department and assists in creating and upkeep of the Parks Master Plan. Candidates should be familiar with current recreational programs and facilities as well as an understanding of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
- P&Z - PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., as needed. This board makes re-commendations to the City Council on the approval or disapproval of plats of land and information on the creation or modification of zoning districts. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of planning and development codes, zoning codes, and the city’s current zoning map. Candidates should be familiar with the 2040 Comprehensive plan.
- PRIDE COMMISSION
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., as needed. This board gathers data and prepares plans for advising the City Council on promoting and advancing programs and efforts to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of the city. This board works closely with staff to encourage community involvement in programs that remove issues and items that distract from the quality of life such as organizing community cleanup events. Candidates should be available to participate in programs, encourage others, and positively promote beautification of the city.