Thursday, October 6, 2022

Call for Volunteers – Be a Part of Southlake’s Boards and Commissions 2022

Do you want to be part of the City of Southlake’s team? The City Council is seeking residents who want to be engaged in their community and help support the City Council in their mission.

On October 4, 2022, the Mayor and City Council will make appointments to the Community Enhancement and Development Corporation, Crime Control and Prevention District, Library Board, Metroport Teen Court, Senior Advisory Commission, Southlake Arts Council and the newly created Alliance for Community Engagement.

The Alliance for Community Engagement will foster meaningful communication and engagement between the community and the City of Southlake. This newly created alliance will recommend improvements and enhancements for how the City:

  • Promotes public awareness of events and programs
  • Promotes opportunities for the community to get involved
  • Addresses communication barriers
  • Meets communication needs of specific populations
  • Seeks public input on key issues
  • Uses task forces and other ad hoc citizen groups to assist with decision-making
  • Supports neighborhood engagement, community events, and community spirit
  • Uses innovative engagement methods that are cost-effective and fiscally sustainable
  • Builds community motivation to engage on issues, trends, and best practices.

Citizens interested in helping their local government in the areas of community engagement and outreach, community enhancement and development, crime control and prevention, library planning and programming, advancing the Teen Court Program,  issues and programs for Southlake’s senior citizen population, and those interested in all matters related to public art are encouraged to complete an application for a board or commission. Applications may be obtained from the City’s website.

Each appointment is for a one-year or two-year term, unless appointed to fulfill an existing vacancy for an unexpired term. It takes a team to run a City, and City Council wants you to be a part of their team. If you have the desire and the commitment to devote to our community, please complete an application and email it to sserrano@cityofsouthlake.com or fax it to the City Secretary’s Office at (817) 748-8270.

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 September 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.