Parks and Recreation Advisory Board / Fayetteville Government Channel
Fayetteville officials are looking to fill 21 positions on 11 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.
The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Environmental Action Committee, Parks and Recreation 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, Nov. 13. 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.
Here are the openings:
Active Transportation Advisory Committee (3 openings)
– Three terms ending 12/31/22
Description:This committee reviews public comment, and advises city staff on the prioritization and land acquisition/easements for sidewalks and trails within Fayetteville. Members are also responsible for adopting sidewalk and trails master plans. Recommendations relating to trails are forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Recommendations relating to sidewalks are forwarded to the Transportation Division.
Meetings: Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in City Hall.
Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)
– One unexpired Tourism Industry term ending 03/31/22
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 Experience Fayetteville conference room.
Airport Board (1 opening)
– One Aeronautical term ending 12/31/25
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.
Audit Committee (1 opening)
– One CPA term ending 12/31/23
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 meets at least three times annually, or more frequently as circumstances dictate.
Civil Service Commission (1 opening)
– One unexpired term ending 03/31/24
Description: This commission examines and establishes eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire departments. The commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions. Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.
Meetings: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Energy Improvement District No. 1 (1 opening)
– One term ending 12/31/22
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 (2 openings)
– Two Community Citizen at Large terms ending 12/31/23
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.
Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (2 openings)
– One unexpired term ending 12/28/22
– One term ending 12/28/25
Description: The commissioners approve by-laws, resolutions, policies and procedures for administering housing programs for low income persons. The Housing Authority operates units of Public Housing and rental assistance in Fayetteville. Both programs are for low and very low income persons. All funds are provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Meetings: The board meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in City Hall.
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority (2 openings)
– Two terms ending 12/31/26
Description: The purpose of the authority is to construct, maintain, and operate a regional airport and such auxiliary services and facilities as may be deemed desirable. Members served staggered, six-year terms.
Meetings: Scheduled as needed.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (3 openings)
– Three terms ending 12/31/23
Description: This board recommends priorities for capital improvements and means for financing the same, and prepares an annual progress report on parks and recreation activities.
Meetings: The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in City Hall. In addition to the regularly scheduled board meetings, there are committee meetings that occur on a regular basis.
Urban Forestry Advisory Board (4 openings)
– One Tree Service Community term ending 12/31/22
– Three Community Citizen at Large terms 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.