Sunday, May 29, 2022

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

Do you want to be part of the City of Southlake 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 June 19, 2018, the Mayor and City Council will make appointments to the Building Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Citizens interested in helping their local government in the areas of park facilities, zoning cases, and commercial or residential development 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 term of two years 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 or fax it to (817) 748-8270 in 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 May 1.

Become a Student Volunteer with SYAC

Are you a freshman or sophomore living in Southlake or attending CISD? Would you enjoy learning more about the City of Southlake, attending City events, and earning volunteer hours? Then you should fill out a SYAC application today!

SYAC members will meet monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall.

SYAC is accepting applications through October 1, 2017. View and print the application.

What is SYAC? The Southlake Youth Action Commission is a group aimed at teaching students more about their local government. Commission members will meet with each City department and learn about its role within the City as well as attend City events and participate in volunteer opportunities.

If you’re a student and you’d like to learn more about what government looks like at the local level, SYAC is a great opportunity. Apply to join today!

Learn more about SYAC by visiting Questions about the application process, contact Cassie Tucker at (817) 748-8036.

City Volunteers Recognized at Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Presidential Service Award recipients and members of Southlake City Council at the Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Presidential Service Award recipients and members of Southlake City Council at the Volunteer Appreciation Reception

On Monday, April 7, 2014 the City of Southlake held a Volunteer Appreciation Reception to recognize volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

In the last year, Southlake volunteers contributed 22,000 hours of volunteer service equating to almost half a million dollars’ worth of service. The impact of their service was felt in our public library, at the senior activity center, in our police and fire departments, inside Town Hall, at various programs and special events across the community, and on City Boards and Commissions.

During the reception volunteers were recognized for their service achievements with Southlake and received Presidential Service Awards. The President’s Volunteer Service Award program recognizes citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period.

“I am fortunate to be supported and appreciated for my work here. I’ve gained a sense of gratitude by serving the City of Southlake and it has taught me patience and the power of helping others,” said Ailene Tubbesing, a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient.

Key Volunteer Liaison of the Year winner, Renni Burt and Fire Chief Mike Starr

Key Volunteer Liaison of the Year winner, Renni Burt and Fire Chief Mike Starr

Teen volunteers earning the Bronze Level were required to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer service hours and adults were required to complete 100 hours. Silver Level Service Award teen volunteers were required to complete a minimum of 75 volunteer service hours and adults were required to complete 250 hours.

Earning the Gold award required a minimum of 100 volunteer service hours for teens and 500 service hours for our Adult volunteers. For the first year, the City honored one teen recipient of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Cassidy Chaplowe volunteered 112 hours over the past 10 months for our Camp Mania program.

The full list of award recipients in each award level is listed below.

Employee Volunteer Liaisons, a critical component of the City’s volunteer program were also recognized. Liaisons help lead and work alongside Southlake volunteers. The “Key Volunteer Liaison of the Year” recipient is Renni Burt. Renni serves as the Community Initiatives Officer for the Southlake Fire Department and leads one of the largest groups of volunteers.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for your service to Southlake. For more information about how to volunteer in Southlake, visit

2014 Volunteer Awards(FIXED1)