Fayetteville seeks nine volunteers for boards and committees

Fayetteville Arts Council meeting / Fayetteville Government Channel

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

The list of vacancies includes seats on the Fayetteville Arts Council, Planning Commission, Urban Forestry Advisory Board 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, Sept. 3.

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

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Here are the openings:

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.

Fayetteville Arts Council (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired 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 unexpired terms ending 06/30/24

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.

Planning Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/22

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 term ending 12/31/26

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.

Town and Gown Advisory Committee (2 openings)

Seats available:
– One University of Arkansas student living off campus (appointed by the Mayor) term ending 09/30/23
– One community citizen-at-large term ending 09/30/23 (Representing Ward 2, 3 or 4)

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.

Urban Forestry Advisory Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired tree service community term ending 12/31/22

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.