Thursday, November 21, 2019

Call for Volunteers – Join A City Board or Commission

The City Council is seeking residents who want to be engaged in their community.  On June 21, 2011, the Mayor and Council appointed several Southlake residents to boards, commissions and committees.  But, Council did not fill all the openings on the Building Board of Appeals, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Southlake Arts Council, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Citizens interested in helping their local government with regard to park facilities, zoning cases or the public library, are prime candidates for the Building Board of Appeals, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.  We encourage you to complete an application for a board or commission that interests you.  Applications may be obtained from the City’s website.

If you are interested in art, and are able to meet once a month, you are an ideal candidate for the Southlake Arts Council.  This board promotes art in the City of Southlake by supporting several art-related programs in the community each year.  The Southlake Arts Council meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Citizens that are active in their neighborhoods are encouraged to apply for the Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods (S.P.I.N.).  Members and alternates appointed to this committee are comprised of representatives from 11 geographic areas within SouthlakeS.P.I.N. serves as the City’s communication link between residents and City staff.  This committee provides input during the development process prior to the consideration of City Council.  The committee also provides information to their respective area regarding city issues—transportation, city elections and city projects.  The S.P.I.N. Standing Committee meeting is held on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Each appointment is for a term of two years, unless appointed to fulfill an existing vacancy for an unexpired term.  If you have the commitment and time to devote to our community, please complete an application and e-mail (arichardson@ci.southlake.tx.us) or fax (817).748.8270 to the City Secretary’s Office.  You can also mail or hand deliver your application to the City Secretary’s Office, 1400 Main Street, Suite 270, Southlake, Texas 76092.  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25.