Officials are looking to fill 19 positions on 10 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.
The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Animal Services Advisory Board, Telecommunications Board, and more.
Three paid positions are also available on the Fayetteville Planning Commission. Members of the Planning Commission are paid $375 per month.
All applicants must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits.
Applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
For more information, call 479-575-8323.
Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)
– One tourism industry term ending 3/31/19
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 Fayetteville Town Center.
Animal Services Advisory Board (1 opening)
– One unexpired term ending 6/30/17
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 second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
Audit Committee (1 opening)
– One citizen-at-large term ending 12/31/16
Description: The Audit Committee serves in an advisory capacity between the City Council, the city’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management. The committee will review the city’s financial reports and internal controls regarding finance and accounting.
Meetings: The committee shall meet at least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.
Board of Adjustments (3 openings)
– Three terms ending 3/31/18
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.
City Board of Health (1 opening)
– One unexpired physician term ending 12/31/16
Description: This board works to secure the city from contagious, malignant, and infectious diseases.
Meetings: Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (5 openings)
– Three terms ending 03/31/20
– Two alternate member terms ending 03/31/16
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 Public Library Board of Trustees (1 opening)
– One term ending 04/1/20
Description: The purpose of this board 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. The board is responsible for library funds, construction and maintenance of any library building, policies and planning, and the appointment of the library director.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even numbered months at 4:00 p.m at the library.
Planning Commission (3 openings)
– Three citizen-at-large terms ending 3/31/18
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.
Telecommunications Board (2 openings)
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/17
– One unexpired term ending 06/30/15
Description: The board advises the City Council on telecommunication issues and coordinates and oversees telecommunications franchise systems and use of the public rights of way designated for public access, educational, and governmental (PEG) use in the City of Fayetteville as part of the city’s telecommunication infrastructure.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the City Administration Building.
Town and Gown Advisory Committee (1 opening)
– One University of Arkansas student term ending 09/30/15
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.