Fayetteville seeks 20 volunteers for boards and committees

Animal Services Advisory Board / Government Channel

Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 20 positions on 11 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Environmental Action Committee, Planning Commission and more.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits. Those who are not Fayetteville registered voters will need to provide proof of residency. All applicants must submit a new application for each board, commission or committee.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Office of the City Clerk at 113 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s office at 479-575-8323.

» Download an application

Here are the openings:

Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Tourism Industry term ending 03/31/24

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 Experience Fayetteville conference room.

Animal Services Advisory Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired Licensed Veterinarian/Veterinary Professional term ending 06/30/22

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 first Monday of the second month of each quarter at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

Civil Service Commission (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/23
– Two terms ending 03/31/26

Description: This commission examines and establishes eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire departments. The commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions. Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.
Meetings: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (4 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/24
– Three terms ending 03/31/25

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.

Energy Improvement District No. 1 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 12/31/21

Description: Board members would oversee the district’s issuance of tax-exempt bonds and loaning of money to property owners using a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. PACE is a creative financing mechanism that allows property owners to borrow money for weatherization, energy efficiency, renewable energy or water conservation improvements to their property. PACE enabling legislation was passed by the Arkansas Legislature in the 2013 session and signed by the Governor in April 2013.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every other month in City Hall.

Environmental Action Committee (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired Community Citizen at Large term ending 12/31/21

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 at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in City Hall.

Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 04/01/25

Description: The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to provide leadership in performing the mission of the Library; to serve as a liaison between the library and the city; and to ensure the library meets the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even-numbered months at 4 p.m at the Fayetteville Public Library.

PEG Advisory Board (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/21
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/22
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/23

Description: This board advises the City Council on issues related to public access, educational, and government (PEG) television use in the City of Fayetteville.
Meetings: Meets at least once every quarter at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Planning Commission (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 03/31/23

Description: The commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, all annexations, and conditional uses. The commission also makes recommendations concerning amendments or changes to the Master Street Plan, General Land Use Plan, or other comprehensive planning elements.
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in room 219 of the City Administration Building.

Public Facilities Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 12/31/25

Description: The Public Facilities Board is authorized to issue revenue bonds to finance residential housing, health care, and related facilities to persons of low or moderate income and for the elderly.
Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

Urban Forestry Advisory Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired Land Development term ending 12/31/21

Description: The purpose and intent of the committee is to advise the City Council on urban forestry and arboricultural related issues as an integral part of the city’s green infrastructure and to sit as the Wildland-Urban Interface: Firewise Advisory Board to advise the City Council on wildland and urban development related issues as an integral part of the city’s fire protection program and green infrastructure.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall.