All of the City's boards and commissions play a critical role in public policy development, implementation and review for the City Council. These groups serve an important function in molding decisions for our community, acting as the voice of the residents and providing stewardship of the City's assets. All meetings are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged to attend and participate.
Membership on each board or commission requires varying qualifications. A majority of members must be residents of the City of Farmers Branch, a registered voter, with no outstanding debt or liens owed to the City, and must be able to pass a criminal background check. The members of the Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Council.
Applications are accepted year round as vacancies occur with annual recruitment beginning in March and ending May 1st of every year. Some boards have term limits, and most terms expire on June 30th each year.
After appointments by the City Council, board members are expected to comply with City and State required training and file forms with the City Secretary’s Office within 90 days:
Board members must take their oath of office and complete the Statement & Oath of Office forms with the City Secretary prior to participating as official members of a board.