Wanted: 20 residents to serve on Fayetteville boards and committees

Officials are looking to fill 20 positions on 10 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Environmental Action Committee, Fayetteville Arts Council, Walton Arts Center Council, and six 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. Friday, May 29.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

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Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired public-at-large term ending 03/31/17

Description:This group administers the Advertising and Promotion Fund, which is generated by the local hotel, motel, and restaurant (HMR) tax. The fund is used for the advertisement and promotion of the city and its environs, and/or construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, improvement, equipping, and operation of public recreation facilities.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.

Animal Services Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two citizen-at-large terms ending 06/30/18

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.

Audit Committee (1 opening)

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

Description: The Audit Committee serves in an advisory capacity between the City Council, the city’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management. The committee will review the city’s financial reports and internal controls regarding finance and accounting.
Meetings: The committee shall meet at least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (4 openings)

Seats available:
– Two unexpired terms ending 03/31/20
– Two unexpired alternate member terms ending 03/31/16

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.

Environmental Action Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One citizen-at-large term ending 06/30/18

Description: This committee works to address environmental concerns, to promote a safe and healthy environment, and to maintain the natural beauty of the environment within the city. It makes recommendations to other city committees and to the City Council.
Meetings: Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the City Administration Building.

Fayetteville Arts Council (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One working artist term ending 06/30/18
– Two arts and cultural/citizen-at-large terms ending 06/30/18

Description: Helps define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction, bring the arts into everyday life and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held quarterly at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

Historic District Commission (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 06/30/18

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 (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/17
– Two terms ending 06/30/19

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 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One University of Arkansas student term ending 09/30/17

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: The Committee meets the third Monday every other month at 3 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Room, Genesis Technology Incubator, 700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 06/30/18

Description: The council is responsible for reviewing and revising, as required, the center’s policies and fee structure, and for recommending to the Walton Arts Center Foundation passage of the annual operating and capital budgets.
Meetings: Meetings are held four times a year at 4 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center.