Wanted: 11 volunteers for Fayetteville boards, commissions and committees

It’s time to fill some openings on six of Fayetteville’s volunteer boards, commissions and committees.

City officials this week released the most recent list of vacancies, which include seats on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Historic District Commission, Town and Gown Advisory Committee and more.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits.

Applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office or emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Aug. 16.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

Download an application (PDF)

Animal Services Advisory Board

Seats available:
– One veterinarian term ending 6/30/16

Description: This board acts in an advisory capacity on policy matters of the Animal Services Division, and works to stimulate and encourage communication with the community.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

City Board of Health

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 12/31/16

Description: This board works to secure the city from the evils of contagious, malignant, and infectious diseases.
Meetings: Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Seats available:
– One unexpired alternate member term ending 3/31/14

Description: The purpose of this board is to hear and to act upon appeals regarding decisions made by the building inspector/superintendent. The board also hears appeals regarding construction materials to be used in new building construction and development. In addition, the board hears appeals regarding enforcement of the minimum housing standards for existing structures as specified in the standard building codes. Information regarding this board can also be found in the standard building code.
Meetings: The Board does not meet on a regular basis, as the requests forwarded to this Board are infrequent. Members are telephoned a week in advance of the meeting.

Historic District Commission

Seats available:
– One term ending 06/30/14
– One term ending 06/30/16

Description: This commission recommends the establishment of historic districts to the City Council. Its basic function is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation and the protection of buildings, sites, places and districts of historic interest.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the first Thursday of each quarter at 5:30 p.m. in the City Administration Building.

Telecommunications Board

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 6/30/17

Description: The board advises the City Council on telecommunication issues and coordinates and oversees telecommunications franchise systems and use of the public rights of way designated for public access, educational, and governmental (PEG) use in the City of Fayetteville as part of the city’s telecommunication infrastructure.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the City Administration Building.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee

Seats available:
– One resident of Ward 1 term ending 9/30/15
– One resident of Ward 3 term ending 9/30/15
– One University of Arkansas student term ending 9/30/15

Description: This committee advises the City Council and University of Arkansas on mutually relevant issues including campus expansions, on- and off-campus student housing, and parking and noise issues in areas near the campus.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Monday every other month at 3 p.m. in the AT&T Conference Room at the Genesis Technology Incubator, 700 Research Center Blvd. in Fayetteville.