Fayetteville seeks 12 volunteers for boards and committees

Members of the Historic District Commission meet in June 2022. (Fayetteville Government Channel)

FAYETTEVILLE — Officials are looking to fill 12 positions on nine of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes seats on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Fayetteville Arts Council, Historic District 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, Aug. 26.

After the application period ends, the Nominating Committee will look over the applicants and schedule interviews with selected individuals. The committee will then make their recommendations to the City Council for final approval. And yes, some board positions are nominated by the mayor, but the application process is the same.

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

» Submit an application

Here are the openings:

Airport Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Business Term Ending 12/31/23

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 (3 openings)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Citizen At Large Term Ending 6/30/23
– One Unexpired Business Representative Term Ending 6/30/25
– One Unexpired Licensed V eterinarian/ Veterinary Professional Term Ending 6/30/25

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.

Community Development and Assistance Programs Advisory Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Resident At Large Term Ending 3/31/24

Description: This board aims to promote community involvement in the prioritization of community development initiatives; improve community awareness of the community development and public assistance programs provided by the city and advise the Community Resources Division and the City Council on the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant and other grant funds.

Meetings: Meetings are held monthly at City Hall.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Term Ending 3/31/27

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.

Fayetteville Arts Council (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Arts and Culture Citizen at Large Term Ending 6/30/23

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 6/30/25

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 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Term Ending 6/30/23

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.

Public Facilities Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/22

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 (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One Citizen At Large Term Ending 9/30/24

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.