Fayetteville seeks 14 volunteers for boards and committees

Fayetteville Arts Council / Fayetteville Government Channel

Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 14 positions on eight of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Environmental Action Committee, Fayetteville Arts Council 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, May 22. Applications may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Office of the City Clerk at 113 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

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

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Here are the openings:

Airport Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired University of Arkansas member term ending 12/31/21

Description: The purpose of this board is to seek both general and technical citizen input and assistance in airport functions, provide and encourage visionary planning and strong leadership for the airport, and assist the City Council in matters pertaining to the operation, improvement, extension, and maintenance of the Airport and other related facilities, property and easements.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.

Animal Services Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two Citizen at Large terms ending 06/30/23

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.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (1 opening)

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

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 (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Community Citizen at Large term ending 06/30/23
– One Science Discipline term ending 06/30/23

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 Arts Council (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One Arts and Cultural Community Resident term ending 06/30/23
– One Working Artist term ending 06/30/23

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 at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in City Hall.

Historic District Commission (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 06/30/23

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 second Thursday every other month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

PEG Advisory Board (2 openings)

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

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.

Walton Arts Center Council, Inc. (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 06/30/23

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.