Fayetteville seeks 14 volunteers for boards and committees

Environmental Action Committee – Aug. 17, 2020

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 Committee, Fayetteville Arts Council, Environmental Action Committee 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 28.

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

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Here are the openings:

Animal Services Advisory Board (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two citizen at large terms ending 06/30/24

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.

Board of Adjustments (1 opening)

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

Description: The Board of Adjustments hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner in the enforcement of Zoning Chapter 160-164.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in City Hall.

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 community citizen at large term ending 06/30/24

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 06/30/24
– One working artist term ending 06/30/24

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 (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 03/30/24

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:
– Two terms ending 06/30/25

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 06/30/24

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.